We also stopped by the Arrow and Loon where I did break with the club soda and lemon habit to have one Wellington County Ale. The difference with the decor of the Arrow and Loon compared to Irenes is a bit off-putting. It is like having a pint in a Roots shop, a bit yuppie gone wild. The entertainment being a trumpeter playing carols kind of confirmed that. But...the staff are very friendly and knowledgable and they have a much broader selection of beers on tap. They even have three beer engines, those merry-handled pumps you pull back on as a bartender to pull the ale up from a cask. As usual, the beer line refridgeration unit is set to iced lager temperatures so finding any flavour in your glass means waiting around for a bit. I was surprised by the Welly County Ale after my review of their rather disappointing SPA in a six. It was even the kegged not casked version so hope abounds.
No time to eat there but I would definitely go again when someone else was driving.