Delightful, old-fashioned bar in smart hotel, with enjoyable bar food and a fine range of drinks; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
At the heart of this civilised and smart hotel is a charming little bar of proper character used by chatty locals. Nicely old-fashioned, it has mellow polished walls, cushioned oak settles, rush-seat chairs and library seats, and hunting prints and photographs. Black Sheep Bitter, Coniston Bluebird and Hawkshead Bitter on handpump, a dozen good wines by the glass, over 60 malt whiskies and several gins and vodkas all served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. There's a front bistro, a formal back restaurant overlooking the garden and several comfortable lounges with log fires, beautiful flower arrangements, fine parquet flooring, antiques and plants. The garden has seats and tables and is surrounded by attractive woodland. Bedrooms are well equipped and comfortable and two are pet friendly. There are plenty of walks in all directions.
Good Pub Guide Food
Very good food can be eaten in the bar, bistro or lounges at lunchtime, and in the bistro and restaurant only in the evening: black pudding on brioche croûte with roasted red pepper, poached egg and hollandaise, smoked haddock fishcake with pickled cucumber, chilli and tomato salsa and tartare cream sauce, cumberland sausages with onion gravy, a pie of the day, bass fillet with asian-style broth, king prawns and noodles with pak choi and chilli, and puddings such as dark chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice-cream and vanilla crème brûlée; they also offer a two- and three-course set menu (6-7pm Sun-Fri).
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar, Dogs Bedrooms
in: Childrens Indoor Bar