It's testament to the hard work and endeavours of the bar team that work in The Crafty Chandler Pub that when my twin brother Stephen and I visited here when some more of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions were lifted for the hard hit hospitality sector that our visit on the 18th of May felt normal ,which is high praise indeed when you consider the abnormal last 14 months we've endured .
I work in the NHS, have done for 30 years as a porter so have seen 1st hand the magnificent success of the vaccines so it's great to see our country springing back to life , the 17th of May saw inside and outside service allowed for pubs,bars and restaurants, with this in mind my twin and I took a week off work to enjoy the great pubs our city is justifiably famous for, The Crafty Chandler Pub was at the top of our list of pubs to visit.
I love the look of this pub ,the interior is superb, a cool looking serving bar dominates the main room tv's and big screens to enjoy the sport, lovely decorative features abound throughout this pub and there's plenty of seating options spread throughout The Crafty Chandler Pub both inside and outside looking out onto the busy and bustling Concert Square and Bold Street, its a pub you can certainly chill out in and this is down to the staff who in my opinion make you feel welcome in this pub ,been in some pubs were the customer is made to feel like a nuisance but not here , friendly staff create a wonderful atmosphere, food and beverages are top notch,its just a warm and welcoming pub.
We were here on a beautiful Spring afternoon, greeted with a smile by a very pleasant member of the bar team, we track and traced on our N.H.S covid app on our phones and we were allocated a table, we ordered a pale ale each and payed contactless, pale ale's arrived quickly which was great service as this pub was busy and the pale ale's were superb ,a crisp, well balanced pale ale, a big hit of hops, hints of caramel, a classic British pale ale, absolutely delicious, it was just so good being in such a lovely pub enjoying a quality brew and to be honest socialising again albeit socially distanced.
On this visit I cannot really comment on the meals as we were here only for beers but I must say that the meals served here are delicious, proper pub grub ,tasty and filling.
We really enjoyed our beers in here and the great vibe so much so that we ended up staying for another pale ale each before we moved on and as on every other visit to The Crafty Chandler Pub we had a great time.
The Crafty Chandler Pub is easy to locate along Bold Street, a street and area teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants.
Opening hours are;
Monday to Thursday, Open from 11.30am.
Friday & Saturday, Open from 11am.
Sunday, Open from 11.30am.
A wonderful pub , a pub I highly recommend you check out if you're in the area.
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