The bar area of the old pub has been retained but completely renovated with just the original bar-back surviving. The bar itself has a polished granite counter and the beautiful stone flags for the floor were imported from Italy. Two handpumps dispense Adnams Bitter and a changing guest beer supplied by Waverley TBS (the Di Simone's bought the pub freehold from Greene King). Landlord Tony is very keen on his real ales but cellar conditions never allowed him to serve them at City Stop.

A timber-clad extension is home to the 90-seater restaurant, specialising of course in Italian food. Breakfasts and lunches are served 9.30 to 2.30 Tuesday to Sunday whilst evening meals are available Wednesday to Sunday. The two-course Sunday lunch, at £9.90, is already very popular. From the restaurant you can see your food being prepared in the new kitchen, dominated by a huge wood-burning pizza oven. All the food is cooked on the premises.

Outside are a smart patio, a large car park and a kids' play area. As you'd expect with owners of Italian extraction, this is very much a family-oriented pub and children are welcome in both the bar and the restaurant. It's great to see this pub back on the map.