Case Is Altered, HA3 6SE
- Old Redding, HA3 6SE
Pub in Harrow Weald. It reopened in 2018 after a period of closure and a varied history including a short time as an Indian restaurant in 2010-2011.
It's relatively small inside, with the space wrapped around the rectangular bar and broken up by wide pillars. Paintwork is in contrasting black and white, and seating is provided by a mix of banquettes and freestanding chairs, all upholstered in blue velvet. Small spotlights are embedded in the low ceiling, and tealights sit in leaf-patterned holders on the tables. Out the back is a large grassy beer garden which includes a children's play area.
Kake visited on a Tuesday morning in November 2018. I was a little early for their opening time of 11am, but they were happy for me to come in and wait while they finished getting ready. There were no other customers, and this remained the case throughout my visit. '80s music was playing, a little louder than ideal for conversation.
Two of the four handpumps were clipped, both for Watling Street ales: Bard Shakespeare (a salted caramel milk stout) and Queen Boudicca.
According to a menu seen in November 2018, food is served 11:30am-10pm every day and is based around burgers, wings, and grilled things, with the addition of sandwiches between 11:30am and 5pm.
A sign on the wall gives details of free WiFi, but on our visit this had no onward connection to the actual internet.
Child-friendliness: They have a large grassy beer garden which includes a children's play area with slides, swings, a climbing frame, and so on. There's a pull-down nappy change table in the accessible toilet.
Accessibility: A ramp to get in. The bar and most of the interior seating is on the level, as is a RADAR-locked accessible toilet with grab bars, low sink, and alarm cord. It's also step-free to the ladies' toilet, but there's a step to the gents'. A step to the exterior decking area, and more steps to the beer garden and children's play area.