Alfred Free House9 Bishops Road
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Friday 1st July – Tuesday 19th July (inclusive) the kitchen will be closed. The bar will remain open as normal during that period, except for a couple of slight alterations: Sat 2nd July: Pub closed (Hale carnival day) Sun 3rd, 10th & 17th July: Pub open 2pm – 9pm (it is usually open from midday). The kitchen will reopen and normal service will resume on Wednesday 20th July.
See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.
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, which has helped to pub win the local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year award in 2020. There are six constantly changing guest ales sourced from all around the country including a dark beer. There are also six keg beers available, all from independent local producers. Beers currently on tap are displayed on a blackboard and regularly updated on the website and social media. 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) and other events, such as charity quiz nights, throughout the year.