Popular, interesting pub with six real ales and seats in the big garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
It's worth looking closely at the comfortable and clearly individually chosen seats in the dimly lit and dark beamed bar here for their carving the wall tapestries are interesting too. Traditionally furnished, with a forest canopy of hops, whisky-water jugs, beakers and tankards, the place has a lot of character. The carved counter has St Georges Dragons Blood and Friar Tuck, Ringwood Fortyniner, Sharps Doom Bar and a couple of guests such as Adnams Broadside and Shepherd Neame New World Pale Ale on handpump, plus several wines, malt whiskies and four farm ciders. On the right is a broadly similar red-carpeted dining room and beyond it, in complete contrast, an ultra-modern glass garden room; background music and board games. The garden itself is as individual as the pub, with a cluster of huge casks topped with flowers, even a piano doing flower-tub duty - and a set of stocks on the pretty front terrace.
Good Pub Guide Food
Quite a choice of food includes scotch quail eggs with piccalilli, honey and ale chicken skewers with peanut and coriander salsa, wild mushroom lasagne, beer-battered cod and chips, faggots and mash with rich gravy, spatchcock guinea fowl with chilli polenta chips and smoked green onion relish, beef bourguignon, gilt-head bream with mint, salad and yoghurt dressing, and puddings.
Good Pub Guide Information
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