Lord Holmesdale184 Homesdale Road
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New management took over the pub at the beginning of July 2019, and have made substantial changes, with the objective of creating a family and food orientated venue. In particular, the Sports TV screens, the pool table and the football scarves behind the bar are all gone.
And real ale has been introduced, for the first time in many years. For a while management intend to experiment with the cask ale choice, beginning with mainstream options, such as Doom Bar and London Pride.
Food is now served throughout the day, with pizza a speciality, although there are alternatives. On Mondays there is a 2 for the price of one offer for pizza.
The pub itself is rather larger and more spacious than one would guess from the exterior. Inside is a single U-shaped bar with the floor, walls and bar all predominantly wooden. To the rear is a secluded stone-flagged garden with benches and tables.