Pretty thatched village pub with splendid views, welcoming service, good beers and popular enjoyable food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
It's well worth the effort negotiating the little lanes to reach this ancient pretty pub, especially on a clear day when you can enjoy the marvellous views over into Somerset and Dorset from picnic-sets facing the green. Inside, the three linked areas - on different levels around the central horseshoe-shaped servery - have big log fires, plentiful oak woodwork and flagstones, comfortably padded dining chairs around big scrubbed tables, and a couple of leather sofas; the furnishings are all very individual and uncluttered. There's also a small light-painted conservatory restaurant. Hop Back Summer Lightning, Otter Amber and Palmers Copper Ale on handpump, ten wines by the glass and Thatcher's farm cider; background music. The nearby woods are good for a stroll and the Wiltshire Cycleway passes through the village.
Good Pub Guide Food
From a varied menu, the good quality food includes deep-fried rosemary and garlic-crusted brie wedges with cranberry jelly, lamb samosa with mango chutney, spinach and ricotta cannelloni, pizzas cooked in their clay oven, bacon-wrapped chicken with pesto cream sauce, steak and kidney pudding, duck breast with port and redcurrant sauce, slow-roast lamb shank in red wine and puddings such as pear and almond tart and lemon posset.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere