A good old-fashioned pub

There are very few real pubs left so stopping off at The Rodney is almost like stepping back in time. With a cosy bar, a pool room and a spacious garden there’s just what you need for a friendly pint or an hour or two socialising summer and winter.

The pub’s name, The Rodney originates from Admiral Rodney and, subsequently, a Royal Navy ship – one of a succession of vessels bearing that name – and the decor reflects the nautical theme with pictures, models and brassware. There’s also evidence of the pub’s own history too – and it’s barely changed externally over the years. “It’s a Grade 2 listed building now, and this area is a conservation area, so we can’t change much now,” says Lynne, “not that we’d want to,” she adds.

The Rodney doesn’t have a restaurant, but does offer traditional home cooked food – with the occasional exotic Thai curry (Lynne’s sister in law is Thai). “We don’t have a children’s menu, but we’re happy to do smaller portions on request,” explains Lynne, “As far as possible everything is freshly prepared and cooked, so we definitely don’t qualify as ‘fast food’!”

With plenty of local attractions and a sunny beer garden, The Rodney is busy through the summer months, but a cosy drink on a winter’s evening with the regulars will make you feel right at home too.

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