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It is open now isn`t it? Anyone been?

 

The official opening is next Friday, I believe.

 

 

Its been open for a couple of weeks.

 

went in recently and noticed a lot of green paint everywhere, the records on the wall, which I liked have all gone.

 

New tables and chairs to sit on.

 

As DnAUk said it does feel more of a cocktail bar and food place, which it was already.

 

Ale pumps have reduced from 6 to 4, 3 of those had True North on and 1 guest beer.

 

I cannot understand why the name change though, don't see the point.

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Its been open for a couple of weeks.

 

went in recently and noticed a lot of green paint everywhere, the records on the wall, which I liked have all gone.

 

New tables and chairs to sit on.

 

As DnAUk said it does feel more of a cocktail bar and food place, which it was already.

 

Ale pumps have reduced from 6 to 4, 3 of those had True North on and 1 guest beer.

 

I cannot understand why the name change though, don't see the point.

 

The name change was aimed to revert back to its former identity. Some folk seem to think it`ll get confused with the Dev Cat; personally, I don`t see why, really. Those records on the wall had been there for 10 years or something like that but I`ll reserve judgement until I visit. TN usually know what they`re doing imho.

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The name change was aimed to revert back to its former identity. Some folk seem to think it`ll get confused with the Dev Cat; personally, I don`t see why, really. Those records on the wall had been there for 10 years or something like that but I`ll reserve judgement until I visit. TN usually know what they`re doing imho.

 

Maybe the point is to get it confused with the Dev Cat. It certainly looks rather similar now! The bar area at least.

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Official opening for The Devonshire tonight. I can understand that folk are sceptical about the Dev Cat because of what it looks like inside now but the beer! wow

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Went in on Saturday. I will retract my comment that it is now a cocktail bar. More of a tea room. Keg beers that were on were OK. The cask that a mate got was decidedly ropey. Being BlackJack we put that down to condition rather than the beer itself. Bit of a poor show for a brewery tap.

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Went in on Saturday. I will retract my comment that it is now a cocktail bar. More of a tea room. Keg beers that were on were OK. The cask that a mate got was decidedly ropey. Being BlackJack we put that down to condition rather than the beer itself. Bit of a poor show for a brewery tap.

 

Wow I'm amazed you don't like it......it's almost like you'd made your mind up before going in.....

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Wow I'm amazed you don't like it......it's almost like you'd made your mind up before going in.....

 

If I had done that then I wouldn't have gone in, now, would I? Come on...work it out... You aren't that thick, surely? ;)

 

Be interesting to see what you think of it.

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I liked it. TBH , it`s not my sort of place at all but I can appreciate the attention to detail and the thought that has gone into the refurb. I had a few pints of Great Heck which was fine and in decent nick whilst the OH had a load of lovingly made cocktails. Nice staff too.

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If I had done that then I wouldn't have gone in, now, would I? Come on...work it out... You aren't that thick, surely? ;)

 

Be interesting to see what you think of it.

 

Thick? Nice.

 

You were lining yourself up not to like it - admit it.

 

I rarely go out on Division Street but will try it next time i do.

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I liked it. TBH , it`s not my sort of place at all but I can appreciate the attention to detail and the thought that has gone into the refurb. I had a few pints of Great Heck which was fine and in decent nick whilst the OH had a load of lovingly made cocktails. Nice staff too.

 

Attention to detail like the chandelier made out of a tea service you mean? I suppose it's nice enough if you like to drink in Bettys. Not really suited to quaffing a nice pint of beer. Which is odd considering who owns it. But each to their own.

 

As for the staff - I think we upset the greeter by simply taking a seat rather than waiting to be seated. She didn't say anything as 4 of us were sat in a 4-seater booth. But I noticed she moved on a couple who had similarly sat in a 4-seater a bit later.

 

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Thick? Nice.

 

You were lining yourself up not to like it - admit it.

 

I rarely go out on Division Street but will try it next time i do.

 

I have always said I like True North pubs - especially the Broadfield and the York. For my money they could do with investing a little more in brewing ability than ripping out a classic pub and turning into a tea room. I used to like the Old House tho will admit it had got a little tired. I do think the refurb is rather out of character tho. I'm not entirely sure what market they are going for here.

 

BTW, I did say I DIDN'T think you were that thick. And see the winky face after? Indicating a joke? But hey, if you're not going to bother with the details then maybe you are. ;)

Edited by DnAuK

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So is it a cocktail bar or a tea room? :confused: (Isn`t it safer just to say that it`s just another place you don`t like?).

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So is it a cocktail bar or a tea room? :confused: (Isn`t it safer just to say that it`s just another place you don`t like?).

 

Maybe you should read my previous post where, following my visit, I claimed it was now more of a tea room than the cocktail bar it always tried to be. It's not hard to find :)

 

Yes it's another place I don't like. I am free to express that opinion. Unlike many on here who write reviews of places and dare not say a bad word about them for fear of being ostracised. It's the same with beer. Lost count of the people that I have been drinking with who have not liked something and yet given it a much higher than average review because they don't want to upset anyone.

 

Personally I have no problem with upsetting people and would rather say what I think. Simply because only then do you get balance.

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