Imaginatively extended country inn in fascinating and peaceful village
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Green values matter a lot to the licensees here: they have hi-spec insulation, underfloor heating run by a wood pellet boiler, solar heating panels and a rainwater recycling system; food and drinks are sourced as locally as possible. 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 two cosily linked dining rooms on the left, with high panelled wainscoting. Wobbly Gold and Wye Valley Butty Bach on handpump, seven wines by the glass and farm cider; background music. The neat back grass has picnic-sets. If you stay overnight, you can make the most of the interesting nearby castle ruins and the unique romanesque church.
Good Pub Guide Food
The popular food, cooked by the landlord, includes sandwiches, local mussels in cider and sage cream sauce, crab croquette, oak-smoked salmon and lemon mayonnaise, burger with toppings, pickle and chips, wild mushroom risotto, venison and chestnut mushroom casserole with swede mash and sage dumplings, duck breast, confit leg and orange stuffing with dauphinoise potatoes and red wine jus, beer-battered hake and chips, and puddings such as vanilla rice pudding with apricot and fig jam and double chocolate and walnut brownie.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar