A delightful old interior, particularly good food, staff with a can-do attitude and a pretty garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Of course, many customers are here to enjoy the imaginative food but there are always some chatty locals in the cosy bar where 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. 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. 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
Tempting food from a well judged menu includes baps, confit duck rillette with port and cranberry chutney, whiskey-cured salmon gravadlax with pickled shallots, cucumber ribbons, blinis and crème fraîche, burger with toppings, chilli jam and skinny fries, vegetable and feta moussaka with giant bean stew and flat bread, a pie of the day, slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with baby onions, mushrooms, bacon and peppered swede and puddings such as crème brûlée banana daiquiri with toffee ripple and honeycomb crisp and chocolate and salted peanut tart with caramel ice-cream; they also offer a two- and three-course set menu (not Friday evenings or weekends).
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar