The Craven is a large square Victorian pub at the end of Craven Street (I wonder how they chose their name?!), which used to be a railway hotel when the station was located where Tescos sits now. The large area means it can boast a dedicated pool room, a bar area and another large room. There were a few locals in whilst we were there, but it feels too big for what it offers these days. With it’s two massive TV screens, it may well be popular with sports fans though.
It was very dark in the pub – presumably in an attempt to hide the tar covered walls and the general tattiness of the décor. That and a very eclectic choice of pictures.
The toilets smelt strongly of disinfectant which, although preferable to other smells, did permeate out into the main pub.
Overall, the place is just a little bit strange. Suffice it to say that we supped our pints reasonably quickly before heading off to somewhere better.