A delightful old interior, good food, staff with a can-do attitude and a pretty garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The perfect place for a break from the M5, this well run pub has a cosy bar where chatty locals are served by neatly dressed courteous staff. Enville Ale, Otter Bitter, Timothy Taylors Landlord, and Wye Valley HPA on handpump and 12 wines by the glass. The four attractively decorated dining rooms (with a choice of carpet, bare boards, lino or nice old quarry tiles) have a variety of moods, from snug and chatty to bright and airy; background music. 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. 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
Quite a choice of well liked food includes sandwiches, chilli-crusted duck with pineapple carpaccio, spring onion and lime dressing, pulled spicy chicken with soft tacos, guacamole, shredded lime and sour cream, ham, free-range eggs and skinny fries, slow-cooked lamb shoulder with chorizo dauphinoise and pea and mint purée, beer-battered cod and chips, chicken breast with candied carrots and pancetta and sage sauce, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and raspberry trifle with raspberry sorbet; they also offer a two- and three-course menu (not Fri evenings or weekends).
Good Pub Guide Information
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