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Good Pub Guide Recommended
The nearby castle ruins are interesting, the unique romanesque church even more so. In its way the inn itself is rather special, too, sensitively reworked and reopened a couple of years ago. The softly lit dark-beamed bar, with dark slate flagstones, rambles happily around to give several tempting corners, for instance one with an antique high-backed settle, one with high stools around a matching chest-high table, 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. They have a good choice of wines by the glass, well kept Wye Valley Butty Bach on handpump, and Weston's cider. The neat back grass has picnic-sets (and there's a bicycle rack). We haven't yet heard from readers staying here, but the four bedrooms look nice - they're very eco-minded, with a biomass boiler and rainwater recycling system.
Good Pub Guide Food
Extremely good food might include sandwiches, antipasti with celeriac and pear salad, mushroom stuffed with goats cheese and red pepper, trio of sausages with red onion gravy and herb mash, cheese and sun-blush tomato omelette, beer-battered hake and chips, gammon with pineapple or egg, streak frites, free-range chicken with diver-caught scallops with lemon butter sauce, lambs liver and bacon with red wine jus, gressingham duck breast with port wine sauce, and puddings like sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce.