DanielBrown (290) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | May 16, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is lovely boozer, in a location that is both tranquil and verdant; and potentially scary. On a road of run-down social housing, this may not sound promising, but it also backs onto a country park and the River Tame. Has a few nice guest ales on, and cobs behind the bar. Service was fine, but we got a few outright stares as we walked through the front door. The fixtures and decor are lovely and apart from the bright red paintjob outside, this seems like a genuine and well preseved local. I wouldn’t vouch for what it would be like of an evening, but on the days when I am working down the road, this is a nice option to have, and is certainly a place which towers above the majority of rubbish pubs in the vicinity.