I live not too far away and had wanted to try this place for ages as it looks interesting from the outside. We only paid a brief visit for drinks, but I was really irritated by the attitude of the bar staff. First, the barman wasn't paying attention when I asked for my drink and tried to give me the wrong one, and then we asked for some salted peanuts with our drinks. He asked if we'd like dry-roasted, to which we said 'no, just salted please'. He poured some in to a bowl and put it on the bar. They looked very much like dry-roasted so I said I think these are dry-roasted not salted and he assured me that they were salted, but just looked like dry-roasted. I wasn't convinced, so again said that I was pretty sure these weren't salted nuts, at which he went over to his manager and conferred with her. He returned and said they are definitely salted. We took them outside with our drinks and I tasted one (which I should have done at the bar) and they were unmistakeably dry-roasted. I went back inside and the barman and manager were at the bar and he nudged her to look up as I went in and they exchanged a look and watched me approach the bar. 'Problem?' she asked before I'd said anything. Yes, I said, could I please just have a bowl of plain old salted peanuts. They exchanged another look and laughed, and the manager said 'OK, what it is, is that we don't actually have any salted ones so that's why we gave you dry-roasted instead'. It may seem silly to be so irritated over a bowl of nuts, but it wasn't the nuts but the principle - I felt that they had basically just taken me for a complete fool instead of just saying 'sorry, we don't have any' at the beginning. The pub itself seems OK with reasonably nice, if a little too trendy and try-hard decor, the outdoor area is a pleasant place to have a drink, and my wine was very good. I'd hate to let a silly incident over a bowl of nuts stop me from going thare again to experience the place more fully, but the staff's attitude left a bad taste.
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