Maltsters, EN8 9AW
- 01992 631369
- 177 Windmill Lane, EN8 9AW
- 11am-11pm Mon-Thu; 11am-midnight Fri-Sat; noon-10:30pm Sun
It has two bars, though we only saw the front one on our visit. The ceiling here is low, with exposed beams, and paintwork is on the darker side, though without being gloomy. A flatscreen sits at either end, though the space is broken up with privacy screens so it's possible to find a seat with no view of either. Seating is provided for around 30-35 people, with standing room for a few more.
A shelf of books runs around the walls up near the ceiling, botanical and zoological prints hang on the walls, and a pigeonhole-style display unit holds a collection of vintage bottles. The overall feel is well-kept traditional, with lots of dark varnished wood, a patterned carpet on the floor, and a dado rail; and everything looking very clean.
There's also some outside picnic bench seating at the front, some of it under cover.
Kake visited on a Monday lunchtime in October 2013. There were no other customers during my visit. One of the flatscreens was on, showing the Jeremy Kyle show with the sound on. The handpumps were clipped for three McMullens ales: Country Bitter, AK, and IPA. A pint of lime and soda was £1.40.
As of October 2013, food is served noon-3pm and 5pm-8pm every day photo of sign.
Accessibility: A somewhat narrow ramp to get in, with handrails on both sides photo. No steps to the toilets, and there's a RADAR-locked accessible one. The pub has its own car park.