The present owner and Landlord Stewart Cross took over The Platform Tavern in June 1997 taking it from a run-down quiet maritime themed establishment that had seen better days to a thriving and ambient Traditional English Pub it is today. The décor today has an ethnic feel with walls adorned with masks, relics & pictures many of which Stewart has acquired from his travels abroad to make this pub truly homely & unique.
Over the years The Platform has built up a good reputation for its live music bringing some of the best acts from far away lands to local hero’s playing an array of original music with the bulk being Blues & Roots acts. Always free entry & always of the highest quality.
The food produced is of restaurant standard with local produce a priority. The menu is varied from Pub classics to more exotic fare. The Platform has become renowned for its short-crust Desperate Dan style pies, Fresh fish & Sunday lunches.