Having been to this bar many times before, I thought it would be a perfect pit stop for a quick drink with my mum on my birthday before we headed on to our dinner plans nearby.
How wrong I was. Arriving around 5.30pm, we were treated like a nuisance by the Irish lady behind the bar & made to feel like our custom wasn't valued.
She was on the verge of outright rudeness to my mother when she asked a simple question about the drinks choices. She also insisted that we move to a table in the corner rather than the one next to the heater when it was heavily snowing outside and the bar was empty when we arrived.
For the sake of transparency, the table next to the heater was reserved, but had no time on it, we explained we would be happy to move as soon as the reservation arrived, and enquired as to what time that would be.
The lady immediately looked at the clock and said 5.30pm and insisted we moved straight away, which was fair enough. Apart from that when we left at 6.15pm - no one had arrived to take the table.
I also overheard a conversation during my time there with another table of guests who had child with them. In my opinion, having worked in hospitality, they were also treated poorly, with insistence on where they were allowed to sit issued after they had sat down & brought some drinks, rather than beforehand.
This sour experience is a real shame as it's left a bad tarnish on what I otherwise viewed as a decent establishment in the look effort. On my birthday, no less.
The wine is fine, but the service, and lack of politeness, leaves a lot to be desired.