Popular, interesting pub with six real ales and seats in the big garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Our readers enjoy their visits to this bustling, creeper-clad pub both for the six real ales and for the tasty food. 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 their own St Georges Dragons Blood and Friar Tuck plus Purity Mad Goose, Ringwood Fortyniner, a guest from Marstons and another changing guest on handpump, as well as 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
Enjoyable food includes lunchtime sandwiches, baguettes and omelettes, ham hock terrine with home-made piccalilli, coconut-crusted king prawns with sweet chilli sauce, spicy chicken curry, vegetable and lentil stew with coriander dumplings, smoked haddock fishcakes with lemon mayonnaise, chilli con carne, slow-roast pork belly with leek and potato dauphinoise and gravy, and puddings.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere