So sad- this place used to be one of my husband and my favorite hangouts - both for food and for the quick drink here and there. I don't know if there's been a change in management or what's happened over the past few months, but the service has gone way downhill (with the food quality not far behind it).
This includes a weekend bartender, Jerry, who is downright obnoxious to female patrons - I happen to know two other women besides myself who've made complaints to the management, apparently to no avail.
The final nail in the coffin for us though, (after all, it is a pub, and we were never expecting Ritz style service here), was the increasingly egregious erosion of basic standards of cleanliness which we first noticed late this spring .
From being seated at not quite clean tables to seeing a waitress exit the ladies' room without washing her hands (I kid you not, it was right in front of a friend and I!) A friend of mine swears she has spotted an unappetizing cockroach or two around the dining area, but I can't directly attest to this as I fortunately was spared that ordeal (!).
Bottomline - A shame this formerly charming, fun (clean!) place has gone so to seed... Do yourself a favor and save your money - the prices are FAR from those you'd expected of the textbook hole-in-the- wall Clarkes' has become :-(