Yup , love a good local that does great food even if a chain but supports local produce.It is an awful dive of a place and I would never choose to go in!!
Being in York I like to support all the independent and quirky places rather than chains.
But I'll go back in the daytimes for lunches rather than nights out and hopefully it'll be a much more relaxing experience than when there are loads of dodgy drunks about.
For myself in my area .
Moody Mare , great cask ales and super food .
The Malling Jug , fantastic little micro pub built in a ground floor flat . Serving some of the best local brews in the county . And served right .
The Butchers Block , best steak in Kent and good selection of beer and wine .
The Chaser , great food and beer and farmers market next to it on a Thursday. Purchase local produce then have a few brews and nice meal .