Armed with the 'Good Beer Guide', we searched out this pub whilst exploring the local area. We are very pleased that we made the effort because we think we have discovered a real gem.
On the day that we visited (Tuesday, late lunch) it was fairly quiet. The ale was supplied by the Half Penny brewery, and was good. We were struck by the friendliness of the staff, both those serving at the bar and the manager (Andy ?) who has recently taken over. We enquired about their own mico brewery and expressed an interest in arranging a tour. Andy took the time to sit with us and chat a while about the pub's history (fascinating by the way- place where Churchill's Secret Army met), which we appreciated. The pub was clean, the beer was good. The decor was interesting and unpretentious. We had a good lunch that was fairly priced. Thank goodness it has not become yet another gastro pub! With time, I'm sure the locals will be won over and learn to appreciate how lucky they are to have such a great pub on their doorstep! We'll be back - with friends!
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August 16, 2013
Thank you very much for your positive comments and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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