Tuesday 27 August 2013 11.14am
I have been meaning to go in this pub for ages but never got around to it until last week. It's extraordinary: a real time capsule.
It's obviously seen better times and doesn't even seem to be open during the day. It's a real old fashioned boozer: two bars (saloon and public - that's a rarity these days), pool table, hideously filthy floral carpet, loud TV, a menu straight out of the 70s (I was surprised not to see scampi in a basket. Not sure I'd order food in there given the general state of cleanliness), loos that could do with some serious attention, and only one red and one white wine on offer (the red was one you can get for 3 for £10 in Asda
!). Oh, and a barman who appeared to be just doing someone a favour; and hating every minute.
We were the only two in there, although there were quite a few outside (it was a lovely warm evening), apart from a woman regular who set about abusing anyone who dared venture inside. Interesting evening!
So, out of curiosity, does anyone know who runs/owns this place and/or the history of it? I'd be fascinated as I can't see how it's managing to stagger on.