Update 23/09/2020 - In line with latest Government advice and restrictions The Who’d A will now be closing at 2200hrs – this is everyone clear of the building, not last orders - so please bear this in mind.
We also insist that per Government instruction, customers MUST wear a face covering of some form until they are seated. There is now NO approaching the bar, so please wait to be seated upon arrival and mandated full table service will be provided.
There are various prudent measures in place to help encourage Social Distancing and prevent the risk of spread, we won’t go into detail here as those details will be run through upon visiting. We urge anybody who is feeling unwell to follow government guidelines, and seek testing rather than visiting!
Alex, Ian and Vard,
The Who’d A Team.
In early September 2019, the “Who'd A Thought It” started another chapter in its long history, as father and son (or rather son and father!) Alex and Ian took over the tenancy.
The Who'd A is at heart a traditional village pub, dating back to the eighteenth century. The visitor will not take long to determine the theme of the decor, which is firmly rooted in meat and its journey from hoof to table.
Alex has been a chef for a decade, mostly in this area, so knows where to get the best local food and how to prepare it and this is at the heart of his menus. The approach is to provide the sort of fare that customers expect at a pub, and at a reasonable price as well as to offer the slightly more adventurous diner something from the specials board which may tempt the palate.
The menus change regularly to provide variety to the frequent diner and to take advantage of seasonal ingredients. Lunch offerings include soup and sandwiches and may include reduced portions of the evening menu on request.
A children's menu contains cut down versions of the same, but with some time-honoured children's favourites added.
Ian's background is IT, but he has run bars in the past and this is the fulfilment of a long-held idea that a pub would be a good retirement. His experience of pubs, though far from continuous, dates back to the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Rounding out the family takeover is Alex's brother Christopher, aka ‘Vard’. He also has run pubs over several years, and being a petrolhead will be delighted to discuss with you the finer points of high compression versus turbocharging or the procedure of a V8 top end rebuild!”
Upon reopening after the lockdown late last month, there are various prudent measures in place to help encourage Social Distancing and prevent the risk of spread, we won’t go into detail here as those details will be run through upon visiting. We urge anybody who is feeling unwell to follow government guidelines, and seek testing rather than visiting!
We look forward to welcoming you back through the doors of The Who’d A!