Civilised dining pub with generous helpings of well liked food and a fine array of drinks served by ever attentive staff
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The spreading garden behind this neatly kept 1920s pub is quite lovely, with a sunny terrace, picnic-sets tucked into the shade of mature trees and extensive views across quiet country fields. Inside, it's a big place but there are cosy corners too, and the courteous staff cope well with the crowds. A series of linked areas, one with a broad arched ceiling, has plenty of tables in all shapes and sizes, some quite elegant, and a loosely matching diversity of comfortable chairs, all laid out in a way that's fine for eating but works equally well for just drinking and chatting. There are masses of attractive prints, three open fires and some oriental rugs on polished parquet, boards or attractive floor tiling; big windows and careful lighting contribute to the relaxed atmosphere; board games. The handsome bar counter, with a decent complement of bar stools, serves an excellent changing range of about 18 wines by the glass, 40 malt whiskies, 20 gins and Phoenix Brunning & Price Original, Three Tuns XXX, Woods Shropshire Lad and three quickly changing guests on handpump. Good disabled access.
Good Pub Guide Food
Well executed food includes sandwiches, blue cheese beignets with smoked chilli jelly, a charcuterie plate for two to share, satay chicken with mango, cashew nut and noodle salad, spring onion and red pepper falafel with couscous, pomegranate and mint dressing, honey-glazed ham and free-range eggs, smoked haddock and salmon fishcakes, pork tenderloin with spring onion mash, rhubarb purée and sage crackling and puddings such as cherry panna cotta with boozy cherries and chocolate brownie with chocolate fudge sauce.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar