Pub of the week

Corner Pin landlord and landlady Dave and wife Ruth Wicks.
Corner Pin landlord and landlady Dave and wife Ruth Wicks.

OCCUPYING a classic street corner position is The Corner Pin, a cosy traditional pub frequented by locals and the lucky visitors to town who know it’s just a short walk from the station.

A hint of its past is visible with the words Smoke Room and Tap Room etched on the windows - a clue which lets us know that this was formerly a pub with two bars.

It has now been knocked through but each part of the pub has retained its own characteristics and identity with even the most die hard regulars accepting the changes.

The Smoke Room part is carpeted, well appointed and comfortable and features stone walls, ceiling beams and a trophy cabinet while the Tap Room is a touch more basic, with bare boards and a dartboard down the far end - everything you could want from a pub tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre.

It’s also a free house with a good reputation for real ale, so much so that it is listed in the CAMRA 2011 Good Beer Guide.

Local CAMRA members meet here, emphasising the fine ale on offer.

Under the command of Ruth and Dave Wicks there’s even more good news - this enterprising couple are now also in charge of The Railway, a short distance away.