Reopening after two lockdowns has been a huge challenge. We are a fairly small pub with a large garden; on a nice summer's day if it suddenly rains we are seriously challenged by the number of people enjoying the garden who seek shelter indoors so there is now a large covered area on the patio which will be very useful during the winter months.
We have fixed screens around the bar and automatic wall-mounted sanitizers strategically placed for everyone's protection; these will remain in place until the virus is well and truly under control. Please do not visit the pub if you think you may be infectious - as a business we may have to close if staff become infected which affects all of us. Just because legal restrictions have ceased doesn't mean the virus has disappeared!
I took on The Pheasant in March 1996, and after struggling with an erratic demand for food decided to concentrate on the local community trade by inviting customers to bring their own food instead.
In 2021 we enjoyed the launch of The Rocket Oven which was based here serving most Fridays and Saturdays from April until early October. We are looking forward to renewing their frendship again this year once the weather improves and the evenings becomer lighter and, hopefully, warmer.
Their style is "Gourmet Street Food" and their bespoke Airstream trailer is available for hire for receptions, parties and festivals. Please see their website for contact details and more information. Hopefully by the spring they will be fully mobile as originally intended and we will then have a place on The Rocket Route.
On draught we currently have Carlsberg, Birra Moretti, Stella, Stowford Press, Guinness, Stan's Big Apple, Doom Bar and a Guest Ale.
Bottles include Sol, Budvar, Desperados, Blue Moon, Newcastle Brown, Waggledance, Directors, Bulmers and Old Mout. Zero alcohol Heineken and Zero Moretti are also stocked, along with 0.5% Ghost Ship.
In addition to traditional spirits we have an impressive selection of modern gins, a number of flavoured vodkas and some interesting rums. And of course plenty of classic and modern soft drinks.
Wine is served in 125ml, 175ml and 250ml by the glass; we have Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blush, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. Also Prosecco .... and Freixinet ... and Moet ....
We are open from 5pm Mon-Thurs; 4pm Friday; 2pm at weekends and on ALL Bank Holidays. We are not usually open at lunchtime during the week, but we are available for small private functions such as presentations or funerals outside of our usual opening hours. Please phone or email for more information.
Our house charity is Great Ormond Street Hospital; my eldest grand-daughter owes her current good health to their care and we are immensely grateful to the medical team for their continued care and support.