Change of management at The Inn at Freshford: updated March 2011
After a short change of management and another failure The Inn at Freshford is now back under the management of Ron and Hilary hip hip!! This is for a temporary period till the new manager takes charge. Marc Birchall has now taken charge and has received a welcome response from locals. The Inn has lost Derek Oldroyde's jazz group to The Swan at Bradford on Avon on Thursday nights and Dan Mclaughlin's Irish Session to the Fox and Badger at Wellow on Sunday nights. But there is still scope to bring locals in.
The menu has been changed to reflect what is more appropriate to a country pub. Most meals are under ten pounds. The local Steam Brewery beer is of course excellent :) and there are a wide range of lagers and cider, including mulled wine. The pub is warm and comfortable being heated by log fires and central heating.
I think the following suggestions need to be considered and or retained where in use: re-introduce the Loyalty Card at two pounds a pint, pro rata for house wine. Make sure that simple bar snacks are available for example:
- egg and chips,
- Welsh Rarebit,
- a variety of pies with or without chips,
- jacket potato,
- spaghetti bolognese,
- wholesome sandwiches,
- pickled eggs,
- range of nuts,
- nice crisps -reasonably priced,
- pork scratchings.
And of course provision for bar snacks after 9:00pm. In short a range of food well under a fiver!