For many years I have stopped by this old pub for a good pint of beer. It is still serving the old pint with a handle on your glass and I don't know another pub in the Tri- Cities that still serves a pint. Since they don't allow smoking the place smells a lot better & the servers have been there for years offering good service. They serve a lot of old English food like bangers & mash in a real nice setting-- I shall return
English style pub, we stop in for a lunch on the weekend if we are out that way. Been going there for years, it hasn't changed much.
The food is great, we have never been disappointed. English style pub food.
Servers are friendly, many have been there for years.
Prices are fair, and it's a nice clean little pub. Much better now that smokers go outside!
My wife and I wanted to have pub food and watch the hockey game on Saturday night. I created a profile for this place today. The place itself looks nice from outside and in. What perturbed us a little was walking into this pub and getting our faces into pungent layers of cigarette smoke.
The food was OK, not super. The best thing I had was the calamari. The batter was nice and crispy and portion was huge! Came with nice pita break and dip. I had ahi tuna for main which was a little too blackened! The room in which we ate was a no smoking area though it is amazing how cigarette smoke just drifted in here and impregnated the place.
My wife and I were quite ill when we got home with our clothes being smothered in cigarette smoke which we loathe. We had to shower when we got home. Simply because of the smoke in this pub, we will not go back. If you love smoke (ha!), you may like the place. I am sure you may be in minority though!
Food 6/10 Beef dip was on a fresh bun, shaved beef piled high and was flavourful, fries seemed homemade but were very tasteless and almost tasted baked although they were not. Iced tea was so weak it looked like water, had to return it .. seemed obviously wrong, but waitress said she couldnt bring me another as the manager wasnt there? Had a diet coke instead. Took much longer than it should have to get my food based on how busy the place was.
Service 5/10 At a Friday lunch when they were not too too busy, it was barely adequate. Had to ask for a menu, the iced tea issue, slow service, no quality check.
Value 7/10 $14.50 including tax and tip was very fair, would have scored higher if not for the above issues.
Ambiance 6/10 In what looks to be an old house, different areas with different vibes which I like, but the dining area I chose was ridiculously dark and the table was wobbly.
I have only been to this pub a couple times and have had very different experiences both times. The service is great as it seems the majority of the waitress' have been there for a long time. Nothing to rave about the ambiance. Basically what you would expect from a local pub. It is deffinetly geared towards an older crowd however. It is very rare to see anyone under the age of 30 in there. Their regular pub food is quite good including their sandwiches, burgers, soups, etc. However, the last time I was there I tried the butter chicken. Shame on me for going to an Irish geared pub and ordering Indian food. It was not good. They tried to make it different and unique by adding a mango and apple chutney to it but it was cold and the flavors clashed. They should stick to what they know and leave the Indian food to an Indian restaurant. Or at least stick to the basics.
I go there fairly often to grab a beer, but the food is gross. We had a big table of us & 3 of us sent our food back. I think that salsa that came with our natchos was actually off....like totally rotten. Super gross.Go full so that you don't end up paying for their gross food out of necessity due to hunger. Good beer. Good staff. Nice, humble environment.