A Ember Inn, so it’s a pub for people that don’t like pubs :-).
I’m being unkind. Ember Inns are OK, in their way. The food’s usually at least OK, they tend to have a few cask ales on, the interiora are a bit of a fake-traditional thing- and this was the case here. It’s an imposing building outside- late 19th century at a guess.
Ember Inns used to have a no children policy, but I they’ve sadly relented on that now, not that it was a problem for us on a weekday lunchtime.
Beer was fine, but maybe a bit cold for some real ale twats, fine for me.
Just up the road from the Miner’s Rest and round the corner from The Junction. It’s a big corner pub, with a big restaurant/lounge, and thankfully, a seperate, traditional bar. Great beer selection- I’d have had any of the 4 cask ales- a friendly landlord, and proper pub atmosphere.
Newly refurbished Joules pub, just up the road and on the 10 bus route, so handy. Inside, the refurb is a bit reminiscent of The Angel Inn, which is no bad thing- it’s traditional, but clean and fresh. Great beer, decent cobs, and friendly landlord and landlady made for a nice lunchtime; I’ll be back.