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(sorry, meant to say "early 2009" when it closed.
ewand - 17 Jan 2010 20:49
The pub closed in mid-2009. I stopped by today (in Jan 2010) and asked if it was re-opening, but the gent who answered the door said "No, never". He's bought it and is turning it into a private residence.
ewand - 17 Jan 2010 20:47
Now closed, used to be a relly nice pub.
bob444 - 28 Jan 2009 21:57
Sadly, now closed - a sign on the inside of the door says that due to current economic conditions etc, it's not viable any more.

I went a few times - the food was good, though a touch pricey by some comparisons, though it was never busy and no great surprise that it didn't last out.
ewand - 18 Jan 2009 18:15
Average pint of Pride in a fair pub, probably best sampled on a summers day in the front garden as I did.

Not sure about the hospital blue paint in the inside though.

Will try again on a nice day, but won't be pining for another visit anytime soon.
Quinno - 31 Aug 2008 00:42
I don't understand the ratings for this pub. Last time I went there was no-one else in there - it was freezing and I mean cold.

The food was OK but seriously expensive and the beer indifferent (and too cold!). I would not recommend this pub.
connersir - 26 Mar 2008 15:15
I visited on a Saturday lunchtime. The place was empty apart from one family occupying the sofas by the door. I was only popping in for a pint so I sat at one of the few non-dining tables. Surprisingly the barman seated the diners right next to me so I relocated to the sofas.
Beer OK - Brakspears and London Pride. Pavarotti on the music system.
I got the impression that this establishment possibly takes itself too seriously as an eating house. JMHO.

twm_sion_cati - 9 Jan 2007 10:44
Went back to this restaurant/pub after enjoying our first meal, what a difference a coat of paint makes, brilliant.
chefchris - 4 Sep 2006 22:19
What a little jem for good food. The presentation, flavour and value for money (well I think so) is better than some of your 'top pubs'. I cannot compare to average pub grub because it would not do this one justice! Friendly welcome and all fresh produce used and you can tell the differnce!
SwindonOscar - 10 Aug 2006 17:17
Recently been taken over by a Chef with a 5* Hotel background. The food is delicious and a good choice for everyone. Nice outside eating and will be very cosy in the winter.
anonymous - 1 Aug 2006 17:52
Good beer, nice food and, given its location, very unpretentious
BinBagBob - 31 Mar 2006 20:53
Decent pub. It's the Theale pub I live closest to, but for a long time I didn't use the place at all. Now, I'm beginning to get pulled back that way as the village pubs are going a bit downhill in my view.

Usually have a couple of decent ales on, and the staff are friendly.
ThealeImbiber - 4 Sep 2005 17:57
It may now have re-opened, but whenever i have been there it has been closed.

they must have some manic opening hours, - whether they feel like opening or not.

but when it is open it is nice. coudl be a bit more family friendly though.
the_lizard - 4 Feb 2005 14:16
This pub is NOW OPEN and well worth a visit. Selling great food and beer, and has been tastfully refurbished and has plenty of character.Very friendly staff and very welcoming.I will definatly be going back, in fact i think I'll pop in tonight!.........Cheers
porkypaw - 26 Jan 2005 19:54
This pub is closed down, boarded up and the driveway is blocked and cannot be entered for some weeks now
Colin - [email protected] - 14 Sep 2004 20:09
Great Pub. Although last time I was there was 2002. Great fire in the winter, reasonably priced food for the area, and good beer. Very cozy atmosphere and nice hamlet setting outside. Good place to start a walk around the surrounding countryside.
Jeff Rodgers - 13 Sep 2004 19:51
Great place for a summer beer in the garden next to a quiet lane with very little traffic. Looks like good food too, although not had an opportunity to try more than their nuts.
Rob Colton - [email protected] - 5 Apr 2004 16:06

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