On 29-10-2010 kate60 said :
"We took a party of 20+ for a celebration lunch for my 60th birthday, we had visited a few weeks before and loved the food and the friendly staff. we were allocated a complete area of the dining room for us all to be together, the orders for the food were all taken at the same time and the food came out, table by table, no-one had to wait for their meal and everything was piping hot, the service was second to none, even when they were asked for extra portions of roast potatoes, gravy etc, it was bought out straight away. The puddings are lovely too. Several of our guests were discussing bringing their family and friends to eat there again as they had passed the pub and never tried it. I would definitely use this pub for any other family/friend celebration or just for Sunday lunch"
On 16-7-2010 ruppie said :
"I visited this pub the other day and I have to say it was wonderful to see a place like this so local. I had the homemade Fish Pie which was excellent with plenty of Fish. My girlfriend had the chicken and bacon salad which had plenty on. The service was spot on. As a red wine drinker I found a good selection. The pub was clean and well presented and the staff were friendly and attentive. It was a shame it was raining however as the views outside would have made it lovely to sit outside. Fingerpost...we'll see you soon!"
On 14-7-2010 andyjukes said :
"Great place to go for food, we found it very pleasant and the food was extremley good. We love it that much we go every week now. A credit to the area!"
On 05-7-2010 ema_lou8 said :
"We went to this pub today for a bit of lunch. We were extremely disappointed and even considered refusing to pay. We ordered Cheese and Ham panini & mixed grill. With the mixed grill priced at £13 we expected a decent meal. My ham and cheese sandwhich turned up 35 mins later, my partners mixed grill turned up 5 mins after that. They must have wanted to use the other half of my partners 4 oz gammon steak as this is what was on my sandwhich in place of the sliced ham i expected. My chips were cold. My partners mixed grill was appaulling. There was 1 tiny sausage when the spec said 2, the lamb chop was tiny, also cold and burnt to a crisp and his chips were refried. His steak which he requested rare was medium and cold. Had someone done a check back we would have complained but they didnt. We ate less then half of the meals and decided to leave. The lad behind the bar & serving food was wearing a hoody and jeans and was more interested in talking to his mate then allowing us to pay and leave. Nobody asked how are meal was at any point. Such a shame, the pub itself is okay, albeit a little rough around the edges, the location is beautiful but the food and the standards were well below par. I will not be visiting this pub again."
On 25-8-2009 jongreen said :
"Canalside good service, friendly staff and the food was good. We use to come here many years ago we will go back."
On 20-7-2008 ianrob46 said :
"very atractive canalside pub,with excelent views of pesall north common and lots of wildlife..Good service,friendly staff a very pleasent place to relax.Well done to the new owners for revitalising this loverly old pub>Just one thing they have flyers on the door saying that the pub is in pelsall,Brownhills. Brownhills is at least 2 miles from the pub so these flyers may confuse people as its not anywhere nr Brownhills,also how can the owners run a pub when they dont even know which town or village they are in!otherwise very pleasant,particularly on a nice night"
On 17-4-2008 pgtips said :
"This pub is fantastic. We went on a tuesday night and it was rammed! We waited 10mins for a table and the manager Steven got us a lovely table in the window. All the staff were very friendly. We ordered a lamb shank and a homemade venison, port and cranberry pie. Both meals were delicious, and went well with the bottle of Merlot we were recommended. Everything was fresh and the presentation was outstanding. We were checked and asked if we wanted more drinks bought to the table. After our wine we decided to retreat to the bar for a whisky. This pub really is fab, thank god for this pub.
Overall this pub had the friendliest staff, clean fresh environment, fresh homecooked food and was still within an affordable price range as you get 25% off! We will go back very soon."
On 15-4-2008 dicko said :
"Was looking forward to visit the pub with my wife as we had passed a few times and as we regularly eat out thought lets give it a go.
We went on a sunday lunch and the pub was extremely busy but a table for 2 was found , the drinks and service were very good , but the food was abysmal, my wife went for the lamb shanks and what a mistake that was ,after approx 20 minutes wait ,she was waiting to tuck into fresh lamb as she is acustomed with when we visit the boat between shire oak and muckley cormer , anyway once the food arrived it looked very appetising but this was deceiving as she put her knife and fork into the lamb it was to her amazement that it was still bone hard frozen , we immediately called the manager over who apologized and returned 5 minutes later with the same meal that had been blitzed in the microwave the plate was red hot , how very poor, we weren't even offered a refund or even a drink on the house .
My conclusion is that if i want a microwave meal i'll pop into Tesco's and purchase one , NOT pay £10 for a microwaved lamb shank , we have never returned ."
On 14-1-2008 eyes_200 said :
"On 13/01/08 i went to this pub to sample one of their sunday lunches, when i arrived i was greeted straight away, instead of me making myself be known to the staff. It was almost like being invited into their own home. The selection of wines was very good, it catered for everyones pallet. For my lunch i tried the lamb, it melted in my mouth it was beautiful, it arrived so well presented, and prompt. The vegetables were hot, fresh and so tasty. The roast potatoes were fresh not frozen, proper big homemade yorkshire pudding, which shows that the chefs make the effort.
I am so pleased to see this local pub, in such beautiful settings producing good quality, homemade, value for money food. This is a pub you can definatly relax in, nice to see none of your regular rowdy groups just making a noice.
On 23-12-2007 morbach said :
"We never get tired of spending quality time at this pub/restaurant. Whats more the staff never get tired of making us feel welcome. It is warm,cosy in winter. It is relaxing and beautiful outside in the summer right by the canal, overlooking Pelsall North Common. Its an absolute tonic after a hard days work. The constantly changing menu, which consists of locally sourced fresh produce( best veggies in the West Midlands)is extremely good value. There is something available to suit everyones taste and pocket. Not on the menu- ask Steve the manager. If its feasible they will do it for you. If its a good idea, the next time you go it will be on the menu.Loads of room outside for energetic kids to play on the common- take a football or kite with you.
Changing wines( monthly specials) beer also good with lots of guest ales to try.
all in all absolute top nosh value for money eatery."
On 08-12-2007 pubgrublover said :
"This pub has been transformed by the new owner and is now a delight to patronise. The food is excellent and well served. The staff are always friendly and efficient but not "in yer face". The standard of furnishings is modern, excellent and very comfortable . Drinks prices about average for area. The location is brilliant and will be fantastic outside on the decking area in the summer. All in all a brilliant local. "
On 03-6-2007 greysjim said :
"a great and friendly eatery with very good food a great selection of drinks a welcoming atmosphere and pleasent and hard working staff even if i go in just for a coffee i feel that welcome i dont want to leave. the outside area is very nice in the sun with a very pleasent view of the local fields and canal inside is well kept with nice furniture, pictures and overall deceration. the manager steven is a very nice man that keeps a tight ship is easy to approach and nice to talk too. a nice menu with a daily changing chef specials highly recomended. not the biggest of car parks and it does get busy the prices of food and drink is average for the area but when youve been in eaten had a drink you will see that your money was well spent"