Good points: Great location, dark like pubs used to be, spacious, no piped music, acceptable if unexciting beer (limited choice, Directors, Courage Best, Blacksheep) large decent garden with some slides for kids, small car park, newspaper, a landlord and bar staff who are trying hard.
Bad points: The outside is no guide to the inside. This pub could be a jewel but it is shabby, needs a good clean and a lick of paint. Visited at weekend, daytime, late April 2012 and the heating was set uncomfortably high. Door onto garden banged shut loud and endlessly by returning smokers - please Mr Landlord attach a device to make it close quietly.
Neutral points: Middle-aged local men hogged the bar (as is their right) but this forced everyone else to squeeze through an extremely narrow passage to get to the main room.
There is a new generic menu (laminated easywipe plastic) which offers a wide rage of cheap meals as determined by the brewery rather than the pub cook. Nothing fancy but acceptable grub at fair prices which is sometimes exactly what you want.
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