THIS week Pub Spy ventured out of the bright lights of Worcester to pop to Droitwich Spa pub the Pillar of Salt.

I pulled onto the car park, which was very spacious and gave me a number of parking spaces to choose from.

On arrival, it was pretty obvious this place was popular as a crowd was hanging around waiting for the doors to open to the public at noon.

And I noticed a sign outside welcomed customers, saying "A warm welcome from Leigh Ash and Emily", a good sign of a friendly establishment..

The Pillar is very much a family friendly place as when I visited families were enjoying the seating areas outside.

Walking inside my first thought was the Pillar is a a spacious, bright and well decorated watering hole.

At the bar, I only had to wait a few minutes as friendly staff served customers who had got there before me. and they were served fairly quickly.

When it was my turn I got my order in from the light bite lunchtime menu, fish and chips with a pint of Fosters to go along with it.

I chose a Fosters, but this was only after long consideration as there was so much to choose from as the pub sells draught lagers, craft beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.

And after a wait of just 20 minutes the food was on my table, with a bigger portion of tasty chips then I had been expecting and a good size, well cooked fish too.

Having paid £4.35 for meal, and £2.85 for the pint, at £7.20 you have to say it was good value.

The pub has a number of meals options and also runs impressive daily deals, including good value two burgers and two drinks for £12 all day on Saturdays, and £2 desserts on Monday,

While I was enjoying the meal, I took the chance to take in more of the surroundings. The modern pub is very clean and tidy and although the colour scheme is not to my taste I recognise the modern look will please many.

The venue has pool tables and shows live sport on large flat screens on the walls. And modern pop music, including Olly Murs and Taylor Swift classics, were played at a reasonable level in the background so that they don't intrude on people wanting to have a conversation.

During the meal a member of staff stopped to ask if everything was fine, which I always consider a sign of well run establishment.

And the toilets too were clean and tidy, which were only let down by some paintwork coming off the door.

At night the pub, which is off Celvestune Way in Copcutt Hill, no doubt comes alive with its live entertainment and pub quizzes.

Although part of a Marston's owned group of pubs throughout the country, the Pillar feels more than just a standard dull chain pub.

Overall I enjoyed my trip to The Pillar of Salt, and would recommend to pop in for a visit, for anyone taking the trip to trip to Droitwich Spa soon.

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