Robin Hood, SM1 1SH

Young's pub in Sutton.

(Note: we were told on our visit that the Robin Hood will be undergoing refurbishment from late September to late October 2017, and although the pub will stay open throughout, there will be a limited kitchen service and also other possible disruptions.)

It's a traditional sort of pub, with dark wood, etched glass, patterned carpet, and upholstered banquettes. Vintage photos of Sutton adorn the walls, along with framed original indentures for various pieces of land in the local area. Tables at the back are ready-laid for diners, with table runners and condiments. There's one picnic bench out the front, and a patio-style beer garden at the back.

Kake visited on a Tuesday lunchtime in August 2017. There were no other customers when I arrived a little after their opening time of noon, but one turned up while I was there, apparently a regular. Music was playing, not too loud. Service was friendly and welcoming.

Although they have eight handpumps, only two ales were available: Young's Bitter (£1.80/half) and Young's Special. The former of these was a little past its best, though not enough to justify taking it back to the bar.

According to a sign seen outside in August 2017, food is served noon-2pm and 6pm-9pm Mon-Sat, and noon-4pm Sun (see below for photos of menu).

In August 2017, Kake tried the vegetarian chilli (£7.25) photo, made with quorn mince and served with rice. It was a fairly standard pub chilli, but a pretty good example of such — there was a good balance of quorn to kidney beans, the sourness of the tomatoes was well-controlled, and there was a nice hint of chilli heat.

Child-friendliness: According to a sign seen in August 2017, "well-behaved" children are welcome until 9pm, but must be supervised at all times. They have a small children's menu (see below for photo).

Accessibility: No steps to get in, or to the toilets. A couple of steps to the beer garden.

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Last visited by Kake, August 2017. Opening hours taken from Young's website, August 2017.
OS X co-ord: 525637 OS Y co-ord: 164284 (Latitude: 51.363734 Longitude: -0.196751)
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