Mrs FB2000 and I called into the Pointer for a drink when recently passing through Brill early in the evening. Upon entering the pub I immediately notice a real log fire, a bright modern bar area and an elegantly laid out small dining area. After being served we then sat around the corner in some very comfortable chairs by another fire. Although only intending to stay for just one drink we were so comfortable we stayed for a couple more.
As I noticed there was a local brew on tap named after the pub I gave it a try. However, I am not a really a real ale drinker and found The Pointer Ale to taste like soap just like all the other real ales I‘ve tasted ! Instead I went back to the Budvar.
Exploring the pub we found a second restaurant area at the back, with the kitchen area in open view, and outside, a very smart smoking area with long benches & overhead heaters which I can imagine could be very popular with non-smokers on summer evenings. The toilets were clean and well looked after.
Although we had no intention of eating that evening we asked to look at the menu. We were told it changes daily depending on the availability of the locally sourced produce. There wasn’t anything on this menu with a WOW factor to make me feel I definitely would want to go out of my way to come back and try - it all seemed to be traditional solid fayre eg Sirloin steak, Lamb Cutlets, Lemon Sole, Cod etc. However, I’m in no doubt that it is all very good and we wouldn’t hesitate to eat here the next time we are passing by.
Overall though, it was a very cosy evening.