Horse & Groom
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Good Pub Guide Recommended
This lovely pub never fails to delight' and what a gem of a place' are just two comments from our many enthusiastic readers about this particularly well run honey-coloured stone inn. The licensee brothers and their staff are unfailingly polite and friendly and you are made just as welcome if it's only a drink and a chat that you want rather than a leisurely meal (though it would be a pity to miss out on the delicious food). The pubby bar is light and airy with a nice mix of wooden chairs and tables on bare boards, stripped-stone walls, a good log fire, Goffs Jouster and guests like Cotswold Wheat Beer and Premium Lager, Festival Gold or Wye Valley Ruby Ale on handpump, local cider, and 20 wines by the glass. There are plenty of original features throughout. The large back garden has lots of seats under smart umbrellas and fine views over the surrounding countryside. It's best to get here early to be sure of a space in the smallish car park. This is a lovely place to stay. Batsford Arboretum is not far away.
Good Pub Guide Food
Enticing meals might include parmesan and rosemary-crumbed sardine fillets with devilled aioli, rillettes of confit duck with home-made piccalilli, wild mushroom and thyme risotto cakes with smashed roasted squash and parmesan, home-cured glazed tamworth ham with egg, skate wing with cornish mussels and café de paris butter, middlewhite pork and chorizo meatballs with slow-cooked tomato and rosemary sauce and polenta, and puddings such as sticky chocolate pudding with chocolate toffee sauce and spiced apple and pear flapjack crumble.