Excellent all-rounder with enjoyable food, a genuine welcome, four real ales and seats in the quiet garden; attractive bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
It may not be the easiest pub to find but our readers love the hidden, peaceful setting, the genuine welcome and the interesting food and drink; it's a lovely place to staytoo, with comfortable rooms. The unchanging bar has plenty of real character: old bottles and jugs hanging from beams above the roughly timbered counter, farm tools and traps on the part-stripped stone walls, high-backed wooden settles forming snug booths around tables on the mostly flagstoned floor, and a log fire. Butcombe Bitter, Hop Back Taiphoon and Waylands Sixpenny 6d Gold on handpump, nine wines by the glass, eight malt whiskies and farm cider. The quiet garden behind has seating on terraces and in a flagstoned courtyard. Fine surrounding walks.
Good Pub Guide Food
Imaginative food includes daily specials listed on boards: ciabattas, thai-style mussels, goats cheese, apricot and chive terrine with red onion marmalade, wild boar and apple sausages with red wine gravy and mash, chickpea and carrot fritters with mixed bean cassoulet, tandoori-style chicken with bombay potatoes, lentil samosa and mint yoghurt, slow-roasted pork belly with bacon dauphinoise, apple and fennel slaw and cider sauce, brill with confit chicken wings and fish bisque sauce, and puddings such as treacle tart with orange curd ice-cream and carrot cake with honey and stem ginger ice-cream.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere