I've been drinking in The Wellington since the first day it re-opened and Richard, the now owner, was barman.
It has always had character. Neil and Sheila were characters, she could be be a bit abrasive at times e.g telling people off ("you're not here to enjoy yourselves") for laughing loudly but they both had hearts of gold.
The bar staff they've had through the years have, on the whole, been smashing. Gary is lovely in a Gimli from Lord of the Rings sort of way and Gee and Lou, the current landlords are great as well.
It has its idiosyncrasies. But I still love it.
(Some of the punters who clog the bar up could do with culling though)