If you fancy ordering overpriced drings from arrogant, unfriendly, unhelpful and just plain rude hipster girls, then the Lyttelton Arms is your Graceland. If this is not your thing, I recommend you stay away from it.
It's a bit of a shame, because the interior looks authentic and the seating is actually quite great. I love it if a pub offers me the choice to sit in a booth, on a couch, in an armchair, or with a group of friends at a big table (it is the only reason why I'm rating this 'poor' and not 'terrible').
The food is average at best (insipid if you ask me). The drinks are 1 quid above the average pub price and the beer selection is rather unimaginative. Order a vodka-coke, and (thanks for the quote, Doug Stanhope) some scientist pops out of the floorboard with a system of weights and measures and a stainless steel cilinder to assure that you will not get even the vapours more than one measure. While this last thing is annoying throughout the UK, the Lyttelton arms seems to extra stingy. Mention to the bar ladies that the vodka-coke really tastes just like coke, and that it's your first drink of the night so your judgement is still within parameters, and you're very likely to get some snotty response telling you to go somewhere else or something to the same effect.
I live nearby, so really gave this plenty of opportunity, but after the third time of me and my friends having similar experiences with the bar staff, I have seen enough. See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.
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