Everyone has preferences when it comes to pubs and for this reviewer it is that an old country pub should probably contain something resembling an old country pub within. As such, perhaps Redcat is the wrong person to review this kind of pub. Since a change of ownership a couple of years back, the Pied Bull has moved even closer to a premises devoid of any redeeming character. The original beams remain (presumably as they support the floor above) but they are surrounded by a bland tedium of pastel. When people see a pretty little pub like this do they really want something that looks and feels like a mid-range Italian restaurant? Here at the Pied Bull we get an uninspired eating area, sullen staff, a lacklustre garden and a mediocre range of drinks. Still, you can sit out the front and pretend that an interesting interior awaits. Country pubs up and down this fair Isle are being ruined by unimaginative refurbishments. Of course pubs need to bring in diners and their accompanying high margin profit, but there are ways and means to do this with respect to the building.
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Reviewed by redcat
16 Sep 2010