Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Food

Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6 - 9 (9.30 Sat) ; 12 - 3, 6 - 8 Sun

Using home-reared pigs, their own eggs and home-grown produce (plus other local, seasonal specialities), the exceptional food includes sandwiches, warm crab tart, chicken, ham hock and leek terrine with pear chutney, pumpkin and black truffle tortelloni with hispi cabbage, cheese and toasted hazelnuts, duck breast with leg and pistachio pastille, salt-baked swede and anise roasting juices, monkfish with curried cauliflower, raisins, almonds, quinoa and pan juices, and puddings such as coconut sticky rice with lime curd, peanut crumb, fresh coconut and lime sherbert and Valrhona chocolate brownie with caramel popcorn and banana ice-cream; they also offer a two- and three-course set weekday lunch.

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Good Pub Guide Information

Awards

Good pub guide approved
Good pub
guide approved
Wine Award
Wine Award
Stay Award
Stay Award
Food Award
Food Award

Information

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

Rating and Comments

3/5
119 votes cast
I have to disagree that drinkers are not welcome. We arrived on Saturday afternoon and the bar staff were entertaining some young children whilst parents sat and had a drink. That said it would be a shame just to go and not sample the food which is of the highest quality. It's not a fussy, pretentious place but a friendly local where the staff are welcoming and very knowledgeable about both the food and drink they serve. The accommodation across the road at Troutbeck is also very high quality, in fact possibly the best I can remember staying at. Yes both are on the expensive side but well worth it. For those who moan about the price, it's all advertised on the web site and since this is so tucked away I doubt many people simply stumble across it, they surely know the prices before they arrive. If you want to test yourself to a really great meal and overnight accommodation then try it (the breakfast is awesome too...!)
Shame that there are no recent comments, as this pub is a real treat: good beer, excellent food, interesting wines, top staff and amazing rooms (yes, they are expensive, but what a delight!).

I don't recognise much of what is said in the old comments; it is well worth a detour and you ARE allowed just to drink beer, indeed the chap behind the bar was keen to show off their range! And you can read their newspapers as you do it.
Lovely building but this is a wine bar/ restaurant - NOT A PUB.

Drinkers are not welcome.

Food is very good - very much aimed at the gourmet end of the market and is expensive.

Shame - could be so much better
Four of us visited on a Friday in May. We shared the pub with only two others! So much for needing to book. The menu was very overpriced and we were left having sandwiches which were good but not what you go to a pub for. Very indifferent service from staff who knew little about the menu and whose attention was difficult to attract. very disappointed. We went two years ago and it was very good. It must have changed hands. Somebody should visit it again. It has no business being in the Good Pub Guide.
What a find! We had a spectacular Sunday lunch - probably the best Roast beef lunch I've ever had in a pub.

A beautiful thatched pub with excellent and friendly service, and a cosy informal atmousphere.

Good beer, superb food, very highly recommended, with thanks.
This is a pretty thatched pub with a garden. The menu is not huge but then this is reflected in the quality of the food. The food is exceptional and much better than you would find in most pubs, don't go there if you want chips and cheese. I had pork belly, with lentils and pears and my husband had guinea fowl with caponata - fantastic! They deserve a knife and fork. The beer and service were also good.

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