Imaginatively extended country inn in fascinating and peaceful village
Good Pub Guide Recommended
If you stay in the eco-minded bedrooms here (there's a biomass boiler and rainwater recycling system) you can make the most of the interesting nearby castle ruins and the unique romanesque church. The beamed bar with dark slate flagstones rambles happily around to provide several tempting corners, with an antique high-backed settle in one and high stools around a matching chest-high table in another. This opens into three cosily linked dining rooms on the left, with high panelled wainscoting. Wye Valley Bitter, Butty Bach and HPA on handpump and several wines by the glass; background music, darts and TV. The neat back grass has picnic-sets.
Good Pub Guide Food
Cooked by the landlord, the well liked food includes sandwiches, pigeon breast with mustard cream sauce, twice-baked cheese soufflé, mustard-roast ham and free-range eggs, mussels in cider and sage cream sauce, burger with toppings, gherkins and chips, local venison with parsnip mash, chestnuts and red wine, pheasant breast and confit leg with bread sauce and straw potatoes, Guinness-braised lamb with leek mash and puddings such as rhubarb crème brûlée and chocolate fondant with pistachio ice-cream.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar