Why Not Street
1/2 mile from bottom
of Windmill Hill A458)
Mon-Sat 12-3; 6-11 (12-11 Sat), Sun 12-3; 7-10.30
Not an easy pub to find as it's in a residential area up an unmade road. The only visible sign from the road is a small menu board tied to a lamppost. Outside there is a fenced off stone flagged beer garden with picnic benches, though in winter the dogs live here. Inside there is a central bar serving two distinct areas. On entrance you walk directly into the bar where there is a real fire and dark wood round tables and chairs on dark carpet. The walls are covered in bits and bobs, note the glass cabinet with old bottled beers in. The main handpumps are here and although it is a free house it served Bathams Best as a regular with occasional guest beers, though at time of visit they were all from a national (Courage Directors & Best). A very busy pub in the evenings, the second distinct area at the rear of the pub is for food with more spaced out tables and it seems the primary aim of some to come eat here. Food is interesting and the portions are large, though the prices run from ?5.50 - ?10 for main courses. However, this reflects the quality and if you don't believe me you can pass the kitchen servery hatch/viewing window on your way to the gents toilets and see for yourself. On a Sunday night there were three cooking staff in there, all dressed up like chefs! There is a choice for vegetarians too. Access for the disabled is not good with narrow walkways and tables close together, though I'm sure if you rang first space would be made. No accommodation here as the Why Not is in a residential area and serves its local community.
The pub has recently changed managers and reduced it's beer choice, though food is still as good. (2003)
The Why Not has the best food and beer I have ever tried it is a must to go here the food is always the best (it cant be beat). Its a bit expensive but its worth it you get a lot of food for the money. The beer is always good the taste is the best around the area by far its never a bad pint. They suit all types of people with the beer a wide selection. Once you tried the food once you will always go back for. (Garry Fowkes - 3/04/03)
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