17 Sep 2011
Re-opened about 4 weeks ago after fairly extensive refurbishment. Now under new ownership and management - owned by same people as the Doghouse just down the road. The pool table has gone (boo!) to make way for more seating and a little bar billiards table. Decor generally good, a few of the maritime bits and bobs have been retained but the shelving island in the bar has disappeared making the place more open. Only had a couple of swifties in here, decent ales on tap and the food menu looks good and not too dear (take note, Grand Union). Gone a little up-market from where it was before so still cheerful but not quite as cheap. Staff and landlady are friendly and chatty in my brief experience. The TV appears to have gone so probably not showing footy anymore.