First impressions were good. A Victorian pub done up quite tastefully with good local beer on offer - Rail Ale and Yellowhammer.
If you want a tab they insist on holding onto your debit or credit card.
The pub is pretty noisy - lots of bare wood makes for poor acoustics and the furniture is uncomfortable - stools and benches but no chairs.
The blackboard menu is short but interesting. The pub's usp is that they use local food including pork from the owner's own pigs. We both ordered pork chops which came with some very good crushed potato with leek and mustard, green beans ( nothing either seasonal or local about these!) and broccoli. Generous portions but only lukewarm. Food came swimming in an odd thin white liquid.
It was ok but nothing to write home about and definitely a bit overpriced at £12.50 - perhaps £10 would have been more like it.
We weren't tempted by any of the puds so can't comment about these.
I don't think we will go back there to eat. There are better places nearby. Probably worth popping in for a decent city centre pint though.