Free Press

7 Prospect Row
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Opening times: 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Greene King XX Mild, Greene King IPA, Greene King Abbot, Greene King --seasonal--

Close to Parker's Piece, this intimate, friendly pub serves high-quality food and great beer, including the rare Greene King XX Mild. Guests are from Greene King's seasonal and guest lists. It has an interesting selection of unusual spirits such as English whisky and a range of bottled beers. A pub for over 170 years, it just survived the 1970s Kite area redevelopment. It is identified by CAMRA as having a regionally important historic pub interior. Only the tiny snug is from the original pub. The other two rooms are a loving reconstruction. Local pictures, historic newspapers and printing block cases containing nick-nacks decorate the walls. Bench seating out front and a walled garden at the rear. Food now includes snacks for dogs. It was named after a temperance movement newspaper that lasted for just one edition.