A laid-back local with plenty of festivities on offer.
Sofi’s bills itself as a warm hug, and that’s a fairly accurate description. The décor is a cross between your nan’s living room and a hipster hangout, but somehow Sofi’s is neither. Instead it’s a comfy den for locals where strangers are welcome too (especially if they have a dog); where there are often £5 cocktails and the French Bulldog has a kick; where Caesar Augustus flows from the tap and the modest wine list soothes your soul. Throw in open-mic Sundays, a knitting club and book club, and the odd clothes swap and you have the perfect village bar: a home from home with more going on and better, more interesting guests. There’s no food though, so fill up before.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Depends who's in/who's working
- Live entertainment: Open mic on a Sunday, ad hoc film screenings, knitting clubs, clothes swaps and lots more.
- Capacity: 60 (8 outdoors)
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2005
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
- House wine: £15 per bottle
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