Wow! I noticed this place was open again after the renovations and stopped in for a beer- I was more than impressed. They have managed to keep the traditional feel of the hotel, whilst introducing a fresh feel with the new outdoor areas and a huge cocktail range. They still seem to be keeping the old sports crowd but with a balance of new 'out for a good time' clientelle which not many pubs seem to be able to do.
The food has changed too, putting your normal standard pub food to shame, but keeping the prices really reasonable.
There is a massive beer garden outside, with heaters lining the area- a luxury in Winter! And the overall feel is warm and friendly.
I'm excited to see what sort of entertainment they will have in the Summer!