Much character in ex-farmhouse with real ales, good wines, well liked food and plenty of outside seating; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
In an attractive village ancient enough to be mentioned in the Domesday Book, this carefully updated inn has an opened-up bar on the right that's full of original charm, with stools against the counter where they keep Wells Bombardier, Youngs Bitter and a guest beer on handpump and 16 wines by the glass, served by friendly staff. Several dining areas, all very relaxed, take in paintwork ranging from white and light beige to purple, and flooring that includes stripped wooden boards, original red and white tiles and beige carpeting. All manner of pale wooden tables are surrounded by assorted church chairs, high-backed leather dining chairs and armchairs, with comfortable squashy leather sofas and pouffes in front of a log fire. There are hunting pictures, large mirrors, an original old stove and fresh flowers; background music and TV. The back garden has picnic-sets among shrubs and trees, modern tables and chairs out in front under pretty hanging baskets, and a dining courtyard. This is a lovely place to stay with 11 of the well equipped, contemporary bedrooms located in the converted stables; breakfasts are good. The nearby church is of interest.
Good Pub Guide Food
Quite a choice of reliably good food includes sandwiches, scallops with black pudding and pea purée, a choice of tapas-style dishes, pumpkin gratin with rosemary and goats cheese in tomato sauce, burgers with toppings, aioli and chips, venison with celeriac purée and braised red cabbage, bass with chorizo and butterbeans, braised lamb shoulder and cutlet with redcurrant and rosemary jus, and puddings such as baked lemon ricotta cheesecake with raspberry sorbet and chocolate and orange bread and butter pudding.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar