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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.