We don't know what exactly is going on in this area, but some kind of gentrification is obviously taking place as the Draft House is another cracking pub in the area (along with the Bridge House only a few doors down). Okay, it's a slightly different proposition - lots and lots of beers as opposed to one kind - we think you'll be spoilt for choice. It's a very modern, large bar and a vast improvement on the previous establishment. There's bright green banquet seating around the main room, more discreet booths in the other room. We had flashbacks when we saw the Formica tables (sadly these are cream, not red). All in all a very pleasant place. There's friendly & knowledgeable staff, the aforementioned huge beer range of local beers as well as European and New World - we had Sambrook's Porter when we were in last and it was spot on for a cold afternoon. Part of a small group (three pubs) devoted to good beer and excellent food, we have to like these places - they're dragging the pub into the 21st century. Several families and groups of women were in when we were in last, and we can see the appeal. If anything, places that do lots of things well, such as the Draft House, are doing a great job of making pubs the centre of the community again.
Review: 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful
Reviewed by septic
01 Nov 2011