Posted 17 April 2006 - 09:00 AM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:53 PM
It sounds like the veggies are covered nicely, what about us meat fiends?
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:37 PM
Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:56 AM
Posted 03 May 2006 - 07:50 PM
Ideally I'd have a more trad pub as a home-from-home, but I haven't really been able to find one that fits the bill - so The Mansion it is.
Posted 04 May 2006 - 07:32 AM
If you're on the north side of the triangle, howdy, then you've got The Railway Bell for that more traditional pub as a contrast.
In fact, with these two fabulous pubs i think we're spoilt.
Posted 04 May 2006 - 02:58 PM
enjoyed a lazy PM there munching chips and spring rolls. It was pretty sunny in there yesterday PM although it is North facing.
It's been lawned , there are about 10 picnic style tables not too crammed together and they have built a massive barbecue so it looks like they are planning for some summer events. Looks a bit bare at the moment but they have planted it up with some decent choices and kept attractive features like the large cherry blossom.
It's certainly a more welcoming and comfortable garden than the GH Tavern but not as intimate as the Railway Bell
Posted 04 May 2006 - 04:42 PM
Posted 04 May 2006 - 08:56 PM
We took our little cherrypie there today after getting her weighed (its next door to the health centre !)...her first pub trip, and she loved it.
A couple of other tiny toddlers arrived in the garden soon after.
A great place for sunny afternoons for those with little ones, and plenty of shade if required.
jamesl's description is spot on. Its spacious and very very nice, and i love the room which leads to it..
Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:51 PM
I had the whole of the downstairs, so there was easy access into the garden. Thank you Scott, Alex and Team for making my night soooo specialXX
Posted 21 June 2006 - 12:44 PM
My only negative comment about the Mansion is that when we turned up there a week last Sunday early lunchtime looking forward to sitting out in the beer garden on a hot summers day, we found the garden was closed for a private function despite the board outside saying otherwise. A tad annoying. Otherwise we love the place - it is so refreshing.
Posted 23 June 2006 - 01:13 PM
Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:39 PM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:25 PM
Then we went for Sunday lunch (its only down the road and we're lazy!) and were waiting at the bar for 15 mins (and there weren't many people there - the bar woman took 10 mins making 1 cocktail for someone else) then waited 50 mins for our food. Again we were offered a free round of drinks but we weren't staying any longer.
As I say I really like this place but seemed really disorganised this weekend I'll still be going back again and again though