Thankfully, at least the heart of this renowned pub seems to be resistant to change. It's one of those lovely places with a grocery at the front and an unspoilt hard-floored pub with an open fire at the back, and the food is simple but good: the speciality is Carlingford oysters - with a pint of stout of course
- Equestrian (nearby)
- Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
- Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Racing nearby
- Mountain Biking nearby
- Walking (established walks)
- Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
- Family Friendly
- Live Music
- Location - By the sea
- Location - Town Centre
- Open New Year
- Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
- Private Parties
- Romantic Venue
- Smoking Area
- Smoking Area Covered
- Smoking Area Heated
- Smoking Area Seated
- Wedding Venue
Thankfully, at least the heart of this renowned pub seems to be resistant to change. It's one of those lovely places with a grocery at the front and an unspoilt hard-floored pub with an open fire at the back.
Visitors returning after a long absence will find the characterful (but always immaculately clean) old toilets in the yard gone for ever, the yard itself virtually filled in and an L-shape of extensive new bar areas built beside the shop and along the far side of the yard - which all sounds rather worse than it is, as (with the exception of the outdoor seating) no area is very big and the new bars have been designed quite thoughtfully, with an air of respect for this fine old pub.
While the food is not as simple as it used to be, the speciality is still Carlingford oysters - with a pint of stout of course.
Not the place to be on a busy weekend, perhaps, but still a destination for quieter times.
Live music: traditional on Thursday nights, jazz on Sunday afternoons. Closed 25 Dec & Good Fri.
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