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Good Pub Guide Recommended
Sensitively reworked a couple of years ago, this neat inn has a softly lit dark-beamed bar with dark slate flagstones. It rambles happily around to give several tempting corners - one with an antique high-backed settle, one with high stools around a matching chest-high table, and one with a sheepskin thrown casually and invitingly over a seat. This opens into three cosily linked dining rooms on the left, with high panelled wainscoting. Throughout the mood is thoroughly up-to-date, with clean-cut décor and furnishings; well reproduced background music. Wye Valley Butty Bach and HPA on handpump, a good choice of wines by the glass and Weston's cider. The neat back grass has picnic-sets (and there's a bicycle rack). The four bedrooms (named after local rivers) look nice - they're very eco-minded, with a biomass boiler and rainwater recycling system; we' d love to hear from readers who have stayed here. The nearby castle ruins are interesting and the unique romanesque church even more so.
Good Pub Guide Food
Interesting food includes sandwiches, treacle-cured salmon with beetroot bavarois, rabbit and pistachio terrine with apricot chutney, warm pear, walnut and welsh blue cheese tart, ham and free-range eggs, field mushroom burger with tarragon mustard butter, pork sausages, mash and onion gravy, roast rack of lamb with lamb faggot and dauphinoise potatoes, venison loin with rosemary, goats cheese and redcurrant sauce, guinea fowl breast with confit leg, chestnut and pancetta sprouts and straw potatoes, and puddings such as warm chocolate fondant with pistachio ice-cream and lemoncello semifredo with orange shortbread.