Interesting that they are closed Sunday evenings and all day Mondays and Tuesdays. Maybe this reinforces the concern that they do not plan to run it like a proper pub? Still, it's early days, and let's hope they can make it work this time. Before they opened i did say wont last six months read post earlier [september 21st ]
I'm surprised that you want to draw attention to such a negative post, although alarmingly you seem quite proud. Let's hope they prove you wrong.
im not really icant tell you the reason why i dont think it will be work . maybe when it closes .
Lordy, that's a encouraging line. I think what did for Phil beforehand was the rent shot up after a year and he only really started to get going in the last 6 months of his tenure so never got to a stage to prove it as a going concern. I understood the current owner's bought the place so i'd not think that was an issue.
I know some were put of by his [Phil's] eccentricity but for myself and the Duchess of fame, that was part of the charm and of course, when he was on his game, he was an excellent chef.
I went in over Christmas for a quick bite. I had a steak which was excellent and good value, the Duchess had a cheese and onion pie which was acceptable but rather overpriced for a simple dish.
The pint I had was very nice + reasonable.
I can understand it not being open on a Monday + Tuesday, they have to have a break at some point and because most visitors have to drive, they are not going to sell a lot of Beer on those days and let's be honest, Mellor-dwellers are the sort to spend every day propping up the bar.