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
Although this handsome Edwardian pub is large and spreading, there are cosy corners too all filled with a cheerful crowd of customers. The linked rooms (one with a broad arched ceiling) has plenty of tables in varying shapes and sizes, some quite elegant, and a loosely matching diversity of comfortable chairs on parquet, polished boards or attractive floor tiles. Masses of prints and photographs line the walls, there are three open fires, and big windows and careful lighting contribute to the relaxed atmosphere; board games. Bar stools line the long bar counter where courteous, efficient staff keep around 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 from breweries such as Purple Moose, Rowton and Woods on handpump. The large back garden is quite lovely, with a sunny terrace, picnic-sets tucked into the shade of mature trees and extensive views across quiet country fields. Good disabled access.
Good Pub Guide Food
Attractively presented and very good the food includes sandwiches, red wine-cured salmon with fennel pannacotta, slow-braised lamb croquette with minted pea purée, confit tomato, cucumber and yoghurt, crab linguine with lime, chilli and coriander, thai sweet potato, aubergine and spinach curry, steak in ale pie, duck breast and faggot with treacle-glazed carrots and port and plum jus, smoked haddock and salmon fishcakes, and puddings such as chocolate brownie with chocolate fudge sauce and hazelnut ice-cream.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar