What defines a good pub? *Pause for an all night pub argument*
For us it's pretty simple, friendly, local, good variety of drinks at affordable prices, good atmosphere, not pretentious and most of all, well executed traditional pub dishes.
My favourite pub is a cyclical thing, if you can call Mountain Goat Brewery a pub, that probably held the mantle for a while, The Grand in Richmond is great as is The Grace Darling and The Builders Arms in Collingwood.
But my new favourite pub is The Baden Powell Hotel in Collingwood. I've driven past this place about 5000 times but never stopped by. We met some friends here a couple of weeks ago and were very impressed, just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, we went back again last night.
|Warm, inviting and best of all, not packed|
|Great place to spend summer|
The base is similar to say, pizza meine liebe or pizza religion in that it's light and comes from a gas fired oven. Toppings are quality and generous. Prices are also very reasonable, ranging from $16-20.
|Quattro Formaggi Special|
|Rustico: Tomato, porcini mushrooms, pancetta & mozzarella|
|Caprese: Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, roma tomatoes, balsamic dressedrocket & basil & fresh bocconcini|
|Zucca Arrosto: Roasted pumpkin, caramelised onion,fior de late, sage, goats fetta, pancetta & rocket|