SOMEONE told me a few weeks ago that The Greswolde Arms in Knowle had turned back into a ‘proper pub’.
If you’re familiar with ‘The Gres’ then you will know just what she meant.
There are certainly no shortage of eateries and drinking venues along Knowle’s busy High Street but the Greswolde never seemed to grab much of the action in the past, mainly I think because of the vast openness of the bar area which had as much atmosphere as an airport lounge with seating to match.
So, on hearing of changes afoot we popped in to check it out.
Our first impressions were good - the tables were spread around (and nicely filled with customers) and the decor cosy and pleasing and for those elusive summer evenings there’s a good patio area away from the high street traffic.
The summer menu has all the classic pub favourites with some specials as well and at lunchtimes you can opt for a real blast from the past with chicken skewers and scampi in the basket.
This comes served with a good layer of chunky chips and peas and dip and if you’re feeling really nostalgic then start it off with a classic prawn cocktail served in a wine glass!
And at under £7 for both courses you can afford to look back.