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Now called the willow - it's had a major revamp specialising in craft beers with 3 ales on the pump, including GK IPA and Youngs ordinary. Otherwise there's loads of craft beers like punk IPA. Well kept and good prices including the food. The are in effect three parts - a long side room where people eat and generally drink, the bar area where again people eat and drink, and the sports bar bit where but and sky sports is shown. Dogs welcome and staff friendly. Really impressed.
d.franks - 1 Feb 2016 15:25
I know it's quite possible to walk into this pub at about 1 pm on a wednesday and for there to be nobody at the bar. It's possible to go behind the bar, call out for service, even have the locals help you in getting service by banging glass on brass. I know it's possible.

I could have helped myself to a few pints. But no, dear reader, I didn't steal any beer. I don't mean to be harsh about this place. Maybe it's better on the occasions I don't visit. My visit before this latest had me depressed, and this one had me just Buddha-like, or stoic, or in some way accepting of the fact that nobody seems to run this pub.

Here's the clincher: I left this pub having taken no beer, and that's a terribly bad thing as far as I'm concerned. I could only remedy things by stealing, and... well, I could have left some money, because there was a guy fixing the pool table and I'm sure he would've fully understood if I'd poured myself a pint and left the money because it was all just ridiculous.

No beer, no marks. Sorry.
arkaye - 16 Feb 2011 13:33
Swanee Jazz Quartet entrance now 6.
jbsjazzer - 29 Oct 2010 14:43
Good value food and beer. Plenty of special offers.
Pleasant friendly staff.
Swanee Jazz Quartet play in the afternoon of the second Tuesday of every month. Entrance 5.
jbsjazzer - 14 Dec 2009 14:37
I quiet like the Gamecock expect wheelchair access is poor. Nice staff and the beer is good
lorraineT - 14 May 2008 17:20
Having been back several times, the layout is fab in the terms of being seperated from others. Really good beers on, but the pricing always leaves me with odd coppers. Lack of females as one expected.
Fart - 11 Feb 2008 13:42
Surprisingly good Timothy Taylor's Landlord considering the pub is very sterile and the barman seemed astonished to see me in some way - I can't account for it but his entire attitude connoted surprise at my existence, especially in his pub. Perhaps it's because I'm not a local.
beeronaut - 11 Nov 2007 18:51
Pub must of had a revamp, very clean and tidy. A locals pub, but nice pees. New landlady and a good few new staff how are very easy to talk to. Good evening, good food and great real ale.
anonymous - 5 Nov 2007 01:51
m8s local, went there, had a comfortable evening, with good drinks, free grub and halloween cocktails. ive had the initation of being attacked by the handryer. i didnt see anything wrong with the place to be honest!
Fart - 31 Oct 2007 19:19
Obviously this pub rates very low on the priorities of the brewery (Sprit group). Quite simply the most disgusting pub I've ever had the misfortune of walking into. After talking to some locals (who are obviously there for each others company rather than the pub itself), they tend to get drop outs of society running this pub in the form of landlady's and landlords. The worst pub I've been to in the whole of Greater London. At the request of the local's (to whom I mentioned this website), the requests are as follows: dart board, complete refurb, toilet seat, running water, toilet paper for the ladies. If H&S ever get wind of this, may the spirits help the spirit group!
rupertfanshore - 11 Jul 2007 21:40
This renovation seems a long time in coming. I popped back in there the other day: the staff seemed friendly enough but I came away vaguely depressed.
arkaye - 22 Jun 2007 10:49
Could do with a full blown overhaul. It could then be a great local. At least they have recently introduced some good sensible real ales. Frank
anonymous - 15 Mar 2006 19:25
Cheap, friendly and clean
cask_king - 10 Mar 2006 00:02
Not the pub it was I'm afraid
anonymous - 10 Oct 2005 20:44
Gone downhill since new management. Full of kids and yobs now.
anonymous - 26 Sep 2005 11:22
great manager good staff really turned this pub around
anonymous - 1 Sep 2005 13:45
horible pub, horible people. no crumpet on show a dive in every respect
gianfranco25 - 8 Aug 2005 05:54
New manager now (Jill) and busier in the evenings than it used to be. Friendly though, and the service is good. The low prices make up for the lack of choice on beers!
Quieter at Lunchtime, but the steak was good.
villageidoit - 7 Mar 2005 22:07
The new owners (Spirit Group) almost tried to "drag the place up". It is, and will always remain, a "locals local", if only because of the location (no "passing trade"). A "typical" pub with three bars, accommodating all sorts of people. Very friendly, if slow to serve at times, mainly due to lack of staff. The replenishing of beers that have run out at the pumps needs attention. This pub has been sadly neglegted over the past few years.
Phil - 7 Nov 2004 00:43
strange smell of fried food/transport cafe really puts you off your pint. not worth the effort.
Mark - 20 Oct 2004 16:32
this is my local! have been drinking here for 4 and a half years. its a dive but i love the people and always have a laugh, i also play for there pool team!
lindsay - 22 Sep 2004 16:43
a complete dive, i wouldnt drink here if it was the last place on earth. its filthy, behind and in front of the bar. dirty dirty dirty.
kat - 26 Aug 2004 19:41
A very nice pub full of locals, friendly staff, and good beer one drawback is that it is in need of redecoration quite badly now but with the pub now being sold to a new brewery they may finally get round to that.
Justin - 21 Nov 2003 00:53
Very much a locals pub,There are three seperate bars,the public bar being the better of the three.There are two pool teams playing out of here.
Gary - 20 Jul 2003 19:27

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