To say this place has been taken down market is an understatement. The front bar, previously a stylish, laid back room with lovely sofas, great lighting etc has become a function room for multiple hen nights. Cheap tables covered with cloths and a coarse, 'function room' feel to the place. The back room is similarly bedecked - fairy lights completing the look. There's cheap piped music, blackboards with a 'Wetherspoons' type vibe to it all. It's as if the owners don't know what to do next and are trying every conceivable selling angle to get punters in. Unfortunately, it will make the previous bread and butter clientele stay away in droves. On sitting down, you're greeted with a sad little plate of crudites and a pot of hummus, a basket of bread and olive oils, balsamic etc. What the heck is that all about? It's not 1986 and frankly, after grazing on that lot - even though it was revolting, who is going to need a starter? Salt and pepper squid was actually very good but a chicken and avocado salad was pretty hard work - digging through the leaves looking for chicken or avocado was exhausting. Lamb chops looked oily and over cooked. Depressing really - you had to fight your way to the loo through the throngs of hen parties wearing paper hats - it was like a scene from a Mike Leigh film. What an absolute crying waste of a good pub. Someone buy it quick and turn it back into what it was before? Appalling place.
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