Saturday, March 26, 2011
No. 16 The Gardener's Arms
Visited on 3/3/11. This is the perfect local pub in many respects. It's a fine old Victorian building with original oak panelling and roaring open fires. On Thursday nights, the 'folkies' always manage to generate a great atmosphere with their gee-tars and fiddles - so much so that spontaneous outbursts of Oirish dancing regularly occur. Service is excellent too, but the big downside is the lack of emphasis on real ale. The cask was drinkable, but nobody really knew what it was. Get a couple of local brews flowing and this place would be superb.