Belvedere Hotel, DA17 5QH
Inside, it's a small single room, with pool table and dartboard on one side and seating — a mix of banquettes and low stools — on the other. Paintwork is in shades of browns and creams, a geometrically-patterned carpet is on the floor, and two fruit machines flash silently at each other across the bar.
There's a small but decent enough beer garden out the back, with grass and shrubbery, and although there's a fair bit of traffic noise out there, the pub is set back from the main road so it's not too bad.
Kake visited on a Saturday afternoon in September 2017. No music was playing. There were three or four other customers in when I arrived around 3pm, seemingly regulars. Both staff and customers were friendly and welcoming.
There are two handpumps on the bar, but only one was on because there'd been a problem with their last delivery. Sharp's Doom Bar (£1.80/half) was in good condition.
According to a sign seen in September 2017, children are only permitted in the pub until 8:30pm.
Accessibility: Two steps to get in, another step between the two sides of the pub, and a couple more steps to the beer garden.