Alfred Free House9 Bishops Road
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Reopened 4th July Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 17:30 - 22:00 (Drinks only) Thursday: 17:30 - 22:00 (Drinks & Food) Friday: 17:30 - 22:00 (Drinks & Food) Saturday: 17:30 - 22:00 (Drinks & Food) Sunday: 14:00 - 20:00 (Drinks only) PRE BOOKING IS STRONGLY ADVISED. This is because there are only a limited number of tables that can be reserved. And the number of tables available will correlate with the weather. If you do walk-in without a booking, they will try their best to feed you but only if you have a table and they can fit you in (the same applies to takeaways). Added marquee to carpark so more seating but very limited parking. See Facebook for updates.
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A friendly family run, street corner local tucked away in a leafy residential area down a very narrow road. The public bar is popular with locals and visitors alike and good conversation is the order of the day. Board games are also available for entertainment. Very unusual and welcome choice of real ales for the area is guaranteed on every visit. Regular ale is Wantsum Montgomery and there are four constantly changing guest ales sourced from all around the country normally including a dark beer. There are also two real ciders and numerous key keg beers available. Beers currently on tap and coming soon are displayed on a blackboard. There is an excellent choice of home made meals some evenings and Sunday lunch (booking advisable) all prepared on site using locally-sourced ingredients. The pub holds two very popular beer festivals every year (Easter weekend and last week of October) usually with a themed selection of beers and other events, such as charity quiz nights, throughout the year.