Nicely modernised place serving thoughtfully prepared food; chatty atmosphere
Good Pub Guide Recommended
If it's just a drink and a chat that you want, head for the locals' bar with its informal, pubby feel and log fire; several tables there may also be occupied by those enjoying the tasty food. Caring staff serve Sharps Doom Bar and two guests such as Pheasantry Best Bitter and Tom Woods Old Codger, on handpump, ten wines by the glass, 15 malt whiskies, 32 gins and home-made cordials. The beamed and timbered dining room is spread over two floors, with lots of exposed brickwork, local prints and a warm winter fire. The lounge between these rooms has leather sofas and background music, and a bar counter where you can buy home-made jams, marmalade and chutney. There are attractive views across the village green.
Good Pub Guide Food
Pleasing food includes sandwiches, goats cheese bon bon with roasted beetroot and olive tapenade, pork belly with wild mushrooms and blue cheese sauce, vegetable stack with girolle and truffle dressing, pie of the day, chicken kiev with fries and coleslaw, cod loin with coconut rice and laksa curry sauce, duck breast with smoked bacon and apple, and puddings such as chocolate tart with confit oranges and burnt orange caramel and layered goan coconut pancake cake with coconut jelly and passion-fruit sorbet; they also offer a two- and three-course set menu (lunchtime and 6-6.55pm).
Good Pub Guide Information