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Only ever pop in for an emergency pint when too early for a train. Not the UK's friendliest pub, but aimed at younger drinkers, they probably love it. Lots of screens but I wouldn't watch football here.
lumponmyhead - 12 Jun 2014 19:39
went in here for lunch with the reletives who live in the village before going on to brighton,all I can say is I had bad heart burn and felt very rough for the remainder of the day.i paid £7.95 for a burger that was so thin and tasteless I thought mum had gone to Iceland.we also ordered home made pizzas which were bland to the point that the burger was starting to look like a 10oz steak.very disappointing because I feel in the right hands this could be a cracking pub.
beerman44 - 6 Sep 2013 21:30
"frequented by ordinary folk who will stare at you for reading a 'big' newspaper. Caters more for the simple-headed lager drinker"

What do you expect "Nietzsche" and "Jung" with your pint?

I rest my case with regard to my previous comment. :)

"very telling of the misinformed unfounded middle-class attitudes and snobbery of the area."

At one point in time a pub was a pub, friendly service and good food. Now people seem to think their local should be "Claridges" or the "The Savoy Grill".
Old_Skool - 8 Jun 2013 17:51
This is a ronseal pub - no nonsense and it doesn't try any harder than it needs to. Always seems to be fairly busy, could be because people fall in off the trains which stop next door. Large pub, a little bit tatty, and frequented by ordinary folk who will stare at you for reading a 'big' newspaper. Caters more for the simple-headed lager drinker but they do at least have Stowford Press.
chimpboy - 30 Aug 2012 15:41
Had a great Sunday roast here, and they even did OAP portions for our elderly relatives, staff were so kindly and attentive. There was a cider festival on, Old Rosie & Black Rat topping the bill. Full marks to all concerned,
c_and_j - 3 Jun 2012 18:51
bjbrummiejohn - 3 Jan 2012 08:48
bjbrummiejohn - 3 Jan 2012 08:45
Sorry Old Skool but this place seemed more like a Restarant than a pub to me when i visited last bank holl Monday (yesterday)
All table were taken by people eating.
Anyway I had a pint of Harveys Best for �3.10 which was OK.
bjbrummiejohn - 3 Jan 2012 08:41
Very much the everyman�s pub.

Much better now due major refurbishment and redesign.

The comments in this review thread referring to �ASBO�s�,�Yobbos� and �Giros�, are all very telling of the misinformed unfounded middle-class attitudes and snobbery of the area.

If you want a down-to-earth pub with good beer and food, this is the pub for you�

(This is a pub that serves good food, it is not a restaurant that happens to be a pub)

Old_Skool - 14 Nov 2011 16:51
Next to the railway station, has everyting you would expect fom a pub next to a railway staton, though food is better than some, they know what a vegetable is.
c_and_j - 20 Aug 2011 22:43
The beer is excellent, service was freindly and the pool table at �1 a game a welcome extra - I would recommend the place, although I visited on a very quiet weekday afternoon - and I could believe that there could be a bit of chav-infestation late evenings, but have seen no evidence of it!

jfrebrycn - 9 Aug 2009 11:41
full of asbo yobbos. dont go in.
ginthedog - 9 Aug 2007 16:38
I visited this pub yesterday and it had a fantastic new menu which was 10/10 in my book.

Also I got speaking to the friendly staff and have booked their function room which is huge and well equipt.

Its a MUST VISIT 10/10
contact_matt102 - 30 May 2007 15:04
Used to be OK in the day with the cheap Harveys and chap with the shaven head behind the bar allways up for some banter. Gone downhill now generally full of the Hassocks and Hurst ASBO kids most nights. Can still have a good night if you catch a night before the unemployed cash their giros.
hassockstrader - 24 Jan 2007 17:28
Popped in for a quick half whilst waiting for the train. Not the greatest Harveys I've ever tasted, reasonably priced though at �1.20. Spitfire was also on offer. The pub seems okay generally and the games area is cool if you like that sort of thing.
giantelf - 6 Sep 2006 16:56
Pub popular with the younger clientle. Has games bar and sky sports, but also a quieter raised area. Seemed to be a friendly place and the Harveys Best was very drinkable and cheap (2.15)
thequaffer - 22 Oct 2005 11:13
absolute toilet.
i dont care what eric says.
ginthedog - 14 Aug 2005 08:03
No pinball anymore (I phoned and asked)
MikeC - 8 Oct 2004 12:56
changed since the bad name. very pleased with the teenagers, changed more than any of us old folk would think.

Eric Crowe - 2 Sep 2003 01:41
one of the best pubs ive been in of late. food great, very well priced! best value around!

Sir Peter Matts - 2 Sep 2003 01:36

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