The pub has been re-open under the new name for a couple of months now and I have eaten here on two different occasions during that time. The pub is actually smaller on the inside than it is in the inside, so don't be surprised if you can't get a table!
The atmosphere is spot on - warm and cosy; a log burning stove will be arriving shortly, and there is a great mix of locals in the bar areas and a dart board (and team who play on Mondays), as well as a room dedicated to dining.
The menu is written on black boards which keeps the place feeling very traditional, and consists of a great mix of classics such as Fish and Chips, Pie, and an amazing pie, as well as more exciting additions like partridge, pidgeon, pulled pork and black pudding, and cod with brown shrimps (although watch out at the menu changes sporadically)! The food is of a really high standard - top quality meat, perfect portion sizes, and the cheese board is great to share! I feel the prices are very fair, representing the quality and homemade-ness, as well as the quality of the service and location.
The only downside is it can get a bit noisy at times, but this will helped by the addition of seat cushions which are said to be coming soon.
Overall a great little pub - feels like a local but serves brilliant food. Highly recommended!
Oh, and all the ales are local!
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