We were waiting for a table at the Empress Indian restaurant next door and the waiter suggested we have a drink at the Brown Bear after which he would come to collect us when the table was ready.
This bar is OK.... large open space, decent atmosphere and prices. This is a solid local bar but not worth travelling too unless your in the area.
I was expecting more from this pub as I'd seen a few positive reviews here and there, but although there wasn't much wrong with this pub, I left feeling underwhelmed.
They do serve real ale and I was happy to see a guest ale available. I love guest ales because it's generally something I've not had before.
The pub should be cosy but just didn't feel it. 4 screens of sport meant surround sound, in your face you-may-as-well-leave-if-you're-not-interested-in-it SPORT! I wasn't so I left sharpish.
I happened to be here by accident and was not quite happy with that.. Our order took very long to be delivered and the decor of the place was nothing special. I guess it is OK on the whole but I don't think I am coming back.
i used to live downstairs from this place. it's a run-of -the-mill pub, but it was as convenient as it gets to run down there and grab a drink with the neighbors.
once, my corkscrew broke off inside the bottle so i ran down there and the barmaid was nice enough to take care of that for me. actually, they've opened wine bottles for my flatmates and i numerous times. i guess this is a thank you.
theres a massive, friendly dog that hangs around there. i like dogs.
A nothing-special pub. Hardly any atmosphere. Just OK, but there are better pubs nearby.
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