Good Pub Guide Recommended
There's a lot of character in this attractive, creeper-clad place and our readers enjoy their visits very much. The dimly lit dark-beamed bar is quite traditional, with a forest canopy of hops, whisky-water jugs, beakers and tankards. Several of the comfortable and clearly individually chosen seats are worth a close look for their carving, and the wall tapestries are interesting. The carved counter has St Georges Dragons Blood and Friar Tuck plus Sharps Doom Bar, Wychwood Hobgoblin and a couple of guests such as Crouch Vale Amarillo and Otter Bright on handpump. 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, bar billiards 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
Enjoyable food includes lunchtime sandwiches, chicken liver pâté with red onion marmalade, smoked salmon, parmesan and beetroot salad, wild mushroom risotto, honey-baked ham and free-range eggs, chilli con carne, smoked haddock and leek macaroni, venison sausage casserole, cajun chicken with stir-fried chilli greens, bass fillets filled with crab, slow-roasted pork belly with colcannon and cider vinegar caramel and puddings.