i went away for 1 year and could NOT believe my eyes when i returned to see my local had had a face lift of the century! the owners did everything not to change the style and character that us of the older generation grace upon, as being from ireland with a reputaion as the irish do to drink, you want to do it in style and character, with a bit of irish around you! from every nook and cranny theres something to remind you of the good old days from books, to old drink bottles to even a whole wall dedicated to funny picutures of our leaders from long ago! there added addition of a snug was a wonderful delight, as me being a man who likes to sit and chat with friends in piece, the perfect place, all though in saying that the place has extended its walls to fit a hide out from view in every corner, great if you dont want to sit at the bar and be disturbed. the food, which has also been improved, and i am also delighted to see theyve extended its hours of service, has added taste, impeccicable detail and attention, a wider range, and the prices do seem to fit the quality, and with the great choice in back ground music...(bob dylan was playing at the time i was eating) and atmosphere and fantastic service from there staff, it seems the owners have not left any detail ago. the toilets were my all time favourite addition..the columes posted on the wall...good touch! very funny. i hope you add to these as i intend to be back! the price of the pint has changed but not to the point of emptying your pockets sooner than expceted. and on my last visit while sat at the table one quiet afternoon on my own i had a very pleasant conversation with an english girl working there and with every pint she offered to bring to my table she wasnt short of a bit of chat and the loveliest bubbliest character about her. it seems the owners are spot on with staff, standards of service, character and have kept the south county as part of the dying trend of your good old irish pub. well done.