In the early 00's this pub had a reputation for being a student pub - with low price Stella and loud grunge playing every night. Then, in the late 00's it cleaned up, turned the music down, increased the selection of drinks and added real ale. And was great.
Lately, however, it seems to be slipping back into its dark past. Me and my wife visited on a Wednesday night in December - we were the only customers except for a guy at the bar who knew the barman. The ale was poor (I think my pint was bad), the music too loud (playing the barman's personal selection no doubt). We had a pint and left feeling pretty dissapointed.