The Middle Park Hotel has really transformed itself from the days when I used to live just around the corner and it was a fairly standard pub with parmas on the menu. These days the place has a polished wooden bar, sports memorabilia on the walls and a modern British menu from chef Paul Wilson.
Let me start by saying that there is nothing common about The Commoner. It’s located in an unpreposessing shop front on Johnson street but as soon as I opened the door I knew I was somewhere special. The tiny space is filled with bric a brac from wooden shoe lasts to vintage kitchen utensils while