Civilised dining pub with nice little bar, a fine choice of wines by the glass, real ales, and imaginative food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
It's the modern british food that most customers are here to enjoy but they do keep Rebellion IPA on handpump alongside changing guests such as Timothy Taylors Landlord and Woodfordes Wherry, 24 wines by the glass (plus pudding wines), several gins and farm cider. The low-beamed cosy snug, closest to the car park, has three small tables and a woodburning stove in an exposed brick fireplace (with a big pile of logs beside it). Several other attractively decorated areas open off the central bar with half-panelled walls variously painted in pale blue, green or cream (though the dining room ones are red). Throughout, there's a mix of church chairs, stripped wooden tables and chunky wall seats, with rugs on the partly wooden, partly flagstoned floors, co-ordinated cushions and curtains, and a very bright, airy feel. Thoughtful extra touches enhance the tone: a bowl of olives on the bar, carefully laid-out newspapers and fresh flowers or candles on the tables. Board games and background music. A sunny terrace with good solid tables leads to an appealing garden with pétanque, ping pong, badminton and swing ball; there's also a smaller side garden and a kitchen herb garden.
Good Pub Guide Food
Creative food championing local produce includes smoked haddock scotch egg with bombay-spiced aioli, bubble and squeak with oak-smoked bacon, free-range poached egg and hollandaise, roasted cauliflower cheese with gruyère, macaroni and piccalilli salad, free-range chicken breast with caramelised shallot tart, goats cheese, butternut squash and toasted hazelnuts, crispy pink peppercorn squid with chorizo risotto and padrón peppers, and puddings such as salted chocolate mousse délice with orange curd and apricot sorbet and rhubarb crème brûlée with ginger cookie.
What They Say
Sprawling gardens, a petanque piste, fragrant kitchen herbs, beehive and a sunny terrace set the scene for our little whitewashed pub.
Inside is at once both spacious and cosy. You’ll find a snug with wood burning stove, a rosy red dining room and glowing dark floorboards. Rich fabrics and heritage colours create a warm background for our friendly, bubbly and professional staff.
Our imaginative British food is consistently a big draw. We use fresh, seasonal and local produce, wherever possible and strongly believe in good food ethics. That might sound a little serious, but we’re really a very relaxed and informal bunch and happy to rustle you up a snack at the bar or offer some serious gastronomy.
So if you’re looking for grown-up time to yourselves, the chance to loose your kids in our garden or sustenance after a long walk with the dog, a warm welcome awaits.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere