With a name like that we were expecting a Bedouin style interior and a hookah pipe at each table. Or at least an elderly roue in the corner recounting his exploits in the fleshpots of Marrakech. Sadly, no. And as it's a bit out of the way it's been a while since we were last here, and the differences are marked, although a lot of it hasn't changed: it's still a smallish Greene King pub with their beers on the taps, but it's had a bit of an upgrade, with comfy chairs and sofas and a marked increase in the prices on the food menu, with a move toward the gastro side of the fence (last time we were in, Sunday lunch was only £4.95 - it's now £10.95!). There's nothing wrong with it, though most of the tellies have gone; it still does a nice pint and it still meets the needs of its regulars.
Reviewed by septic
26 Nov 2009