Lively, unpretentious village local with good live music at weekends, bargain bar food and a friendly, long-serving landlord
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Even when this well run local is at its busiest (usually at weekends), the welcoming landlord and his staff keep things running smoothly. There's a great deal of unpretentious character in the many small interconnected bars with their interesting bric-a-brac, local pictures, photographs and posters, as well as solid old wood pews, antique chairs and tables and cushioned window seats; log fires too. A sensitive extension provides some much-needed family space; board games. Courage Directors, Harveys Best and a guest beer such as York Final Whistle on handpump, decent wines by the glass and a farm cider. Outside at the back, there are tables beyond a big raised goldfish pond and a boules pitch; the church opposite has the interesting Jefferay Monument. The weekend live music is popular and vintage and kit-car meetings are held outside the pub every month. This is a pleasant area for walks.
Good Pub Guide Food
Exceptionally good value and well liked, the food includes lunchtime rolls and baked potatoes, garlic prawns, farmhouse pâté, mushroom stroganoff, crispy pork belly ribs, smoked haddock and prawns, ham hock with french bread and salad, and puddings such as banoffi pie and raspberry pavlova.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar
in: Childrens Garden