This used to be an O'Neills, but when the lease expired at the beginning of the year, it was taken over by an enterprising couple and they've obviously been working their socks off to make it back into a traditional pub. It filled up quite nicely for lunch when we were in last, and not all the punters were eating even with all the tables set for lunch, which is a good sign. Another good thing was the well-kept Timothy Taylor Landlord - very nice and probably the best pint of the Yorkshire ale we've had in ages. It doesn't hang around long, apparently, as you can vote for the next ale you'd like to see on the taps, which is another nice touch. The food's reasonably priced, and made with good ingredients - we always like to see Simply Sausages produce, and here they have a 'sausage of the day' taken from their range. There's loads of lager and a wheat beer on the taps to suit those who don't like real ale and the wine list, while largely new world, is reasonably priced, too. The staff are friendly and responsive, and it's obvious they're really trying hard - we're always happy to support new pubs and wish there were more like this one.
Reviewed by septic
12 Aug 2009