Country furnishings in a friendly rustic cottage with interesting food, real ales and seats on terraces; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Nicely tucked away in a tranquil spot near the River Wye, this medieval inn was once three labourers' cottages. The place has much character and you can be sure of a warm welcome from the helpful, friendly licensees. There's a multitude of beams and country furnishings such as stripped-pine kitchen chairs, long pews beside one big table and various old-fashioned tables on flagstones or bare boards. Hobsons Best and Wye Valley Butty Bach on handpump and local cider and perry during the summer; background music. Picnic-sets sit on the flower-filled front terrace and in the rural-feeling garden at the back. The bedrooms are quiet and the breakfasts, good.
Good Pub Guide Food
Very highly thought-of food includes sandwiches, goats cheese and red onion marmalade tartlet, smoked mackerel pâté wrapped in smoked salmon and seaweed with dill dressing, a pie of the day, honey-roast ham and egg, pork chop with apricot and pine nut stuffing with boulangère potatoes, fish dish of the day, lamb shoulder confit with celeriac, root vegetable and rosemary navarin, and puddings such as chocolate pot with Baileys cream and orange and Cointreau crème brûlée; they have tapas on Friday evenings (5.30-7pm).
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar