Today (4th Aug 2017) the Pub was cordoned off with Police Tape and there were police officers and a CSI team in attendance so I couldn't actually enter.
In the fairly recent past when I called in (late at night near closing time) the staff were disinterested and the two patrons at the bar were fairly well inebriated and cheeky with me.
The interior seems tired, past it's best and in need of revitalisation - the same could probably be said of the patrons and staff I encountered.
I would also point out that it's another one of those places that the reviews are either 5 stars or 1 star - polar opposites - which seems very strange to me.
I will also add that I have never caused or been involved any trouble with the bar, I have never been barred/banned/prosecuted.
I am saying this in order to pre-empt any comments by the owner who replies to poor reviews by casting the reviewer in a negative light.
Just remember this is 'tripadvisor' and anyone can say pretty much anything in these reviews, so please bear this in mind.
Final thought, well more a bit of advice, in my experience there are much nicer pubs in the area to visit than this one (and none, when I visited them, have ever been cordoned off with Police Tape), so check reviews of other pubs in the area is my advice.
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