Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6.30 (6 Sat) - 9.30

Popular and very good, the food includes duck liver parfait and duck mousse with red onion marmalade, goose rillettes with gooseberry and elderflower jelly, smoked haddock in cream, egg and horseradish topped with dauphinoise potatoes and mozzarella, pasta with tomato and basil sauce topped with parmesan, pork ribs in tangy sauce with garlic bread, corn-fed chicken with smoked pancetta and madeira sauce and potato rösti, rack of lamb with mint and pea cream, and puddings.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Beer Award
Beer Award
Wine Award
Wine Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

Cask Ales
Cask Ales
Piped Music
Piped Music
Meals and Snacks
Meals and Snacks
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar
Dog allowed
in: Dogs Bar

Rating and Comments

3.5/5
42 votes cast
Excellent pub, great beer choice and wonderful food. Landlady very welcoming and efficiently served us when they had a very busy lunchtime with a large party of 30 people in attendance, would love to visit again when back down in the forest of Dean.
Originally visited this pub because we liked the name and so glad we did! Nice, snug atmosphere inside the main bar area, with a roaring log fire in the winter, that extends to the 2nd room, which I believe is diners only. There is good beer and cider available and the landlady and staff are amongst the friendliest I've come across.

Now, the food is worth a special mention as it is exceptional. We have made our way through the menu and remain very impressed; try the lime cheese cake, if you are that way inclined, it will blow your mind!
We stumbled across this pub by accident in July, and what an exceptional find. A fabulous atmosphere and great decor, friendly, welcoming and attentive staff, a huge and varied menu, and outstanding food. One of the best and most enjoyable meals we've had in a very long time - highly recommended and definitely not a Lucky Dip!
Just went there for lunch today and was very pleased. It doesn't look like much from the inside but it's packed with character and has a nice garden at the back (although unfortunately isn't big enough for a children's play area). The food was great, plenty of it and great value for money. And on top of that the service was friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a visit!
What a gorgeous pub! We spent 2 delightful evenings in there this weekend. It's a proper pub with good beer, a lovely warm atmosphere (including the fabulous log fire) and friendly, welcoming host. We will return!
How this place is not a 'full' entry is beyond me, the food is both plentiful and of high quality. Always a good and wide selection of ales and ciders, and no matter how busy the welcome is always great.

If you are in the area then a visit is a must, there is no luck involved it is simply a very good pub.
we have visited this pub for lunch on 30 December 2010. the atmosphere and the food was superb. many excellent vegetarian and fish dishes. moreover, the team let our quite large dog sit next to our table without any fuss. the kids and us really enjoyed the lunch. highly recommended for families with or without dogs
We recently visited the Ostrich following the funeral of a close relative. Despite the sombre occasion, the welcome at the Ostrich turned the rest of the day into a much more pleasant one for all of us. The welcome was warm, as was the pub. The food was really excellent and just hit the spot. The beer was some of the best I have had and if I could move the Ostrich to my North Yorkshire home, I would certainly do so. We will definately return when we are next in the Monmouth area. Well done the Ostrich!

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