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Reviewed 21 January 2024

My Husband and I only went in for a drink after we had been to the shops, we found the pub clean, tidy and quite, it was in the afternoon so i dont now what its like in the evening, the staff very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

We had only found the pub on the web, we hadn’t been there before, but it looked good online and we booked a table for 6pm on a Saturday. When we arrived it became clear that a table hadn’t been reserved for us, in fact...there weren’t any tables available. We were just told to wait until one became free and then order food at the bar. This was not what the website had led us to believe. It was very noisy in the bar area, not conducive to a meal, and so we just left. Really disappointing. We should have been told when we booked if it wasn’t going to be appropriate or convenient.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023 via mobile

This is the sort of pub you could happily stay in all lunchtime and afternoon. I prefer these older historic pubs to the more polished opponents. We visited for some drinks earlier, the lady behind the bar was extremely understanding as I continued to try...to remember my pin number! A great little pub full of atmosphere and has plenty of television screens dotted about. It serves food too. Very impressed. Visited 9th October 2023.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Arrived and ordered a roast dinner each. When the food arrived it was cold and raw, or extremely over cooked. The chicken on my daughters plate was so dry I struggled to cut it up, the broccoli was so hard my partner said the trees...at the racecourse are weaker. The Yorkshire puddings were so hard you could knock someone out with them! Gravy came out - shock, it was cold. Asked them to take it back, cooked a fresh. Bought out extras we ordered (cauliflower cheese) and surprise surprise it was cold. Sent that back. Dinner came back out, it was again raw broccoli and rock hard yorkshires. The cauliflower cheese was hot finally. The gravy had gone cold so had to ask for a third lot. Server suggested to shut the door, not that that had any affect on the dinner’s temperature. No refund or free items offered, extremely poor considering there wasn’t anyone else eating so hardly rushed off their feet. Won’t be returning to eat again that’s for sure. What a shame.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

Disappointing. Not busy but bar staff couldn’t give me lemon in my G&T because she hadn’t cut the lemon yet!! Food very poor standard like frozen chips with cheep sweet chilli sauce, pizza just average. Last time I went there, the found was amazing, a...few years back now. What a shame the new owners couldn’t keep the standards up.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 May 2022 via mobile

Went to this pub before the theatre and after .Before we made the most of the 2 4 1 cocktails which were a bargain and made to perfection, staff are excellent. After the theatre we went back to a great party atmosphere evening , outside...with the entertainment singer a super night great pubMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

Great staff, good drink selection, wonderful place to hang out with friends and have a good time, would always recommend this pub

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Top pub, fab staff, great atmosphere, well organised and accommodating! Ciara and Steph were fantastic, had the best night out in a very long time!! ❤️

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

I know im a regular at this pub but let's be honest where else wpuld i take a very close friend for her birthday After all te covid stuff it was decided. A good burn out was needed 17 of us there and we all...agreed it was a great night out and the staff were brilliantMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2021

I was headbutted by a drunk, security did nothing. Never going to that pub again I'm a 59 year old man I don't go out for this sort of crap

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Came to the Wig for a quiet early Friday evening drink, why were two noisy children allowed to roll around on the floor adjacent to the bar. Staff either didn't notice or care, as they were ignored. The Wig never used to be like this....Not what I would expect from a McManus pub.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Excellent town pub with good food and wide range of beers. Roofed courtyard is great when the temperature allows. Live music at weekends.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021

Although over the years have visited quite a few pubs had not been to this one. Early afternoon and had a good pint in the garden area. Tables were well spaced and it was a pleasant area to have a pint. Good service and price-anywhere...up here is cheaper than at home. Noticed heaters were there for cooler evenings.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

We ate here in the beer garden with friends. To be fair most of the meals were perfectly fine. Took a long time to get the food from ordering. Prices good. Unfortunately the bread/toast with one of the breakfasts was mouldy. We did get that...meal refunded but would of expected more back. Wouldn’t eat here again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Stopped by in the hope we would be able to just have a quick pint on a Saturday night, already been turned away at a couple of town centre pubs with a stern "we have nothing if you haven't booked". Greeted at the door by...one of the door team who although looking quite intimidating couldn't have been friendlier, he went off to see if they had anything outside and came back letting us know he had a shelf and a couple of stools if that was OK. Absolutely it was OK, although he apologised that was all they had due to bookings we were fine with it. All covid measures in place and a great Saturday night atmosphere which we were glad to be back in the thick of. Every single member of the team there that we came into contact with were lovely, smiley, efficient and friendly. A huge thumbs up for somewhere we wouldn't normally go but may just return for more than drinks next time, the food looked amazing!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5