Attractive inn with several character bars, real ales, good wines by the glass and enjoyable well thought-of food; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The atmosphere in this bustling 300-year-old inn is relaxed and friendly and helped along by the cheerful mix of both drinkers and diners. The bar has candles and fresh flowers, wine bottles on window sills, horsebrasses on standing timbers, lots of paintings on white or red walls, wheelback and other dining chairs around assorted dark tables and a big brick inglenook fireplace. One cosy room has cushions on comfortable sofas, little lamps on dark furniture, ornate mirrors and portraits in gilt frames; background music. Rebellion IPA and Roundhead on handpump, 20 wines (including champagne) by the glass, a dozen malt whiskies and winter mulled wine. There are seats and tables on the back terrace and in the willow-draped garden.
Good Pub Guide Food
From a thoughtful menu and using local produce, food includes sandwiches, twice-baked cheese soufflé, pigeon breast with smoked bacon, black pudding and red wine jus, baked aubergine with tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs topped with cheese with sweet potato fries, burger with toppings, coleslaw and skinny fries, sausages on champ mash with onion gravy, half duck with orange sauce, red cabbage and dauphinoise potatoes, half lobster thermidor with skinny fries, and puddings.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar