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Good Pub Guide Recommended
A thoroughly good, proper village pub' is how a couple of readers describe this white-painted brick house. The cheerful Mr Norris has been here for 27 years now and the place has a loyal local following but there's always a warm welcome for visitors, too. The L-shaped bar is very traditional and unpretentious (no games machines or background music) and has comfortable built-in wall benches by the front windows, other straightforward seats and tables, and original photographs of the village and traction engines. There's also a small back snug and a neat dining extension with more modern décor. Well kept Lion Pride is named for the pub by Rebellion and served on handpump alongside Vale Best Bitter and a couple of changing guests like Thwaites Best Bitter and Wadworths 6X, and they have up to ten wines by the glass and some nice malt whiskies. The hanging baskets and window boxes are pretty in summer, there are picnic-sets on a small side terrace, and local walks. They now call themselves an autarkic free house. No children.
Good Pub Guide Food
Enjoyable food includes sandwiches, filled baked potatoes, crisp fishcake with home-made tartare sauce, lambs kidneys in a creamy mustard and cayenne sauce, spinach and oyster mushoom-filled crepes with cream and gruyère, a proper curry, smoked haddock with welsh rarebit topping, toulouse sausages with white bean and tomato cassoulet, coq au vin, a flat fish of the day with parlsey butter, pork belly with crackling and a cider and apple sauce, daily specials and home-made puddings; they also offer a take-away service which is proving popular.