Handsome Georgian inn with a fine range of drinks, excellent food, friendly staff and lovely views from seats outside; smart bedrooms
This honey-coloured stone inn is a special place to stay, with individually styled, well equipped bedrooms and good breakfasts. The pubby bar is light and airy with a nice mix of wooden chairs and tables on bare boards, stripped-stone walls, a good log fire, Goffs Jouster and guests such as Stroud Budding and Wickwar BOB on handpump, 20 wines by the glass and farm cider. There are plenty of original features throughout; board games. The large back garden has lots of seats under parasols and fine views over the surrounding countryside. It's best to get here early to be sure of a space in the smallish car park. Batsford Arboretum is not far away.
Good Pub Guide Food
Bar food times: 12 - 2, 7 - 9.30
Cooked by the landlord, the inventive food includes sandwiches, deep-fried salt and pepper squid with vietnamese salad, goats cheese and thyme twice-baked soufflé, home-cured rare-breed ham and egg, smoked haddock, salmon and leek fishcakes with mustard cream sauce, butternut squash and mascarpone risotto with sage butter, rare-breed burger with horseradish mayonnaise, and puddings such as banana and hazelnut eton mess and damson jam bakewell tart.