Closed Mon & Tue; 5-10 Wed, Thu; 5-11 Fri; 4-11 Sat; 4-10 Sun
- 4 guest beers:
- from micros
Escaped from tie and restored in 2016. Stripped back to Victorian basics (bar and fittings, decorative floor tiles), but not to bare stonework or floorboards. Traces of twentieth-century alterations have almost vanished except for the absence of walls where walls should be, but there remain four quite distinct public rooms, one a games room. A hole between two of them is occupied by a wood-burning stove. Upholstered bench seating around the walls and cafe-style tables in the middle. The white or beige walls carry paintings by both Stephanie Province, the landlady, a professional artist, and other artists - art work is available for sale. No food except for special booked nights. The tables, taxidermy, clock etc which you may remember have all gone, but the eggs have been returned to one of the two upstairs function rooms.
Dates back to the 17th century, starting off as two cottages, developing as a public house in Victorian times. "Ma McCluskie" ran the pub for 43 years until her death in 1977.
- real fire;
- quiet pub;
- darts, chess, draughts;
- function room;
- open mic 2nd Thu of month; folk 4th Wed; one-offs;
Bus 5 200m away