Historical version 1 of Goose
Big Bass Ikea pub. In the center of town, just round the corner from the Far From the Madding Crowd.
Loads of space. Big outdoor area that is lovely in the summer. However it manages to fill all this space most of the time. This is a pub where there are queues to get in on a Friday evening. That is how full it gets.
This is probably due to the cheap drinks. Unfortunately they tend not to be real ales, though they normally have something like Adnams on.
Cheap, hearty food. Unfortunately the kitchen is a little unreliable in its opening hours (though you are normally safe at lunch time, except for the wait of up to 45 minutes).