The Half Moon Inn was the only pub open in Ryton Old Village on this hot, sunny, friday lunchtime, so I was a captive audience, so to speak. So what do you think I did?
Inside was tidy and welcoming with an open fire and 3 real ales on sale. I made my choice of Courage Directors and settled down.
The barman kindly explained the various opening times of the other pubs in the village and I decided, on supping off, to return on another day to try them out.
The Half Moon was friendly and enjoyable.