Michelle and I went to The Alex for lunch yesterday. If you havent been after it’s recent refurb it is really nicely done with a good selection of beers and a cool layout. It’s really using it’s back room well now there too, showing football or having a band on. The garden’s hip with Arthurs mate tenbomb doing the artwork out there.
Unfortunately the food and service left a lot to be desired. The seem to have a policy of filling your glass of coke only 3/4 of the way up. This is ridiculous as it puts peoples backs up straight and postmix coke is probably the cheapest thing in there. The mushroom and halloumi burger was soggy and greasy and the top dog thing was covered in an under par coleslaw with the sausage not being a good enough quality for the price point. The server was very offish. One of those that make you feel like they are doing you a favour by getting you some drinks.
All in all we are not going to hurry back for lunch but will return of an evening when we’re not hungry.
Black Sheep Bitter is a nice creamy beer which is unassuming but extremely quaffable.