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Izaak Walton, Brimsdown

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user reviews of Izaak Walton, Brimsdown

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Extensively refurbed not long ago (under the Green King Local banner) and renamed as The Station Tavern, well at least on some signs/logos - this is an improvement on how it was before, but is now a bizarre mix of the unimaginative/generic new pub and the aftermath of some kind of explosion in a homeware store that has left seemingly unrelated and incompatable sections of carpet, paints and furniture sitting side by side in a near-psychedelic assault on your eyes.
Bar staff still good, prices as reasonable as before, beer ok it not awe-inspiring. Sadly the clientele seems to have taken a turn for the more loud and unruly, but not to an extent that they would deter you completely, but it is a little less welcoming than previously.
As with many pubs, when there are major changes it's a little bit swings and roundabouts and it seems whilst some bits have improved, other bits are now less appealing.
Mr.Monkfish - 19 Mar 2013 21:52
Visited for the first time on Saturday, but I'd be prepared to guess that this pub has seen better days. Slightly frayed round the edges kind of look to the place. However parts are quite comfortable and pleasant. The atmosphere is ok. Range of drinks isn't the most varied you'll ever see and no real ale around at all, but prices are very cheap 1.99 a pint of Carlsberg compared very favourably with anywhere else nearby. Bar staff were quick and attentive. Entertainment boils down to a couple of pool tables, a dart board, a jukebox and a handful of flat screen TVs. Seems to be a mostly locals/regulars type of pub, but is not unwelcoming.
All in all, not a bad effort and with a bit of spit and polish it could easily be better as it's a reasonably big space and some of it is a bit underused at the moment. Not one to go out of your way for, but if you are stuck waiting for a train at Brimsdown station (which I have certainly been more than once), it's not a bad place to pop into for a quick pint.
Mr.Monkfish - 21 Feb 2011 08:13
Called in here last week as we were visiting relatives who live in the same road. No real ales so just had a quick half and sat in the beer garden in the afternoon. Bar staff cheery and helpful, but the pub is a bit 'played out' and tired. Lots of cheap beer offers and big TVs if that is your thing.
Keithh - 16 Sep 2009 21:02
Fairly tidy-looking pub, but plastered with notices about drug-taking not being tolerated (fair enough, but rarely a good sign). Despite the Greene King plaques by each door, there was no sign of real ale - just John Smiths Smooth and the usual array of lagers. Close to Brimsdown station.
rpadam - 3 Jun 2009 00:10

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