Busy, small-roomed pub with five real ales, good wines by the glass, interesting food and friendly service
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Friendly, helpful staff and a cheerful atmosphere continue to draw praise from our readers for this 17th-c pub in a pretty village. The small rooms have plenty of low beams and standing timbers, leather sofas and an attractive assortment of old dining chairs and tables on wood-strip floors; also, a knocked-through open fire and a couple of woodburning stoves in the restaurant areas. Adnams Southwold and Broadside, Tring Moongazer and Woodfordes Reed Lighter and Wherry on handpump, ten wines by the glass and 12 malt whiskies; service is friendly and helpful. Background music, TV and board games. There are seats in the garden and the pub is opposite a little green. The six bedrooms are comfortable and pretty.
Good Pub Guide Food
Good, extremely popular food includes confit chicken potato cake with fried egg, home-made brown sauce and gremolata, dressed crab rolled in cucumber with avocado mousse and basil mayonnaise, crispy spiced polenta with grilled halloumi and vegetables, duo of local pork (fillet and braised belly) with home-made black pudding, sautéed cabbage and apple sauce, cod fillet with confit potatoes, squid noodles and samphire with lemongrass velouté, charred fillet of beef cottage pie with puréed carrots, confit shallots and pan jus, and puddings such as strawberry bavarois with poached strawberries and yoghurt jelly and custard pannacotta with poached rhubarb and stem ginger ice-cream.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar