A delightful old interior, particularly good food, staff with a can-do attitude and a pretty garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
If you're fed up with the M5, this charming dining pub will make the perfect break. It has a cosy bar and four attractively decorated dining rooms with a choice of carpet, bare boards, lino or nice old quarry tiles, and a variety of moods from snug and chatty to bright and airy. Décor includes theatrical engravings on red walls, nice sporting prints on pale green walls, and racing and gundog pictures above a black panelled dado; most rooms have coal fires. Neatly dressed, courteous staff serve Enville Ale, Marstons Burton Bitter, Purity Pure Gold and Timothy Taylors Landlord on handpump and 12 wines by the glass. The lovely garden has a spacious lawn, and the terrace offers pleasant views. This is sister pub to the Chequers at Cutnall Green.
Good Pub Guide Food
Imaginative food includes lunchtime sandwiches, confit duck rillette with pineapple salsa, king prawns and chorizo skewer with catalan salad and aioli, burger with cheese, relish, lots of toppings and skinny fries, beer-battered cod and chips, a pie of the day, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with chorizo and sweet potato dauphinoise and pea and mint purée, free-range pork belly with griddled apricots and port wine jus, and puddings such as salted caramel and pecan cheesecake and warm toffee apple and frangipane tart; they also offer a two and three-course set menu (not Friday evening or weekends).
Good Pub Guide Information
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