Very intimate in main bar room, quite antiquated but there is a homely warmth to it. The service, however, was dire. When I enquired about the measly selection of Dancing Man beers, I got an abrupt response which offered only a style description. Expressionless, emotionless, insolent and slightly intimidating service. Draft selection was ruibbish and nothing of interest bottled.
I love craft brewing, but the brewing was taking place in the kitchen which opens out onto the dining-room. I noticed many a diner complain about the VERY potent malt emanating from the kitchen. Won’t be visiting again.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
A pleasant surprise. The Dancing Man brewery is tiny! The attached pub has unique music bar character, plays world music and blues. Cool spot, filled with locals even mid-day. Very convenient for ferries and cruises too!
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
A cosy and rather unique pub near the harbour for the ferries to the Isle of Wight. Lots of African ornaments are all around and the pub also has some parts of the old city walls as part of it. Also on site is the Dancing Man brewery and two or three of the Dancing Man beers are usually on offer, as well as some guests from other breweries.