Popular, interesting pub with six real ales and seats in the big garden
Good Pub Guide Recommended
The dimly lit dark-beamed bar at this attractive old place 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 Exmoor Gold, Purity Mad Goose, St Georges Dragon's Blood and Friar Tuck, Ringwood Fortyniner and a changing guest 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
As well as sandwiches and hot baguettes, the interesting food includes cod and crab lemongrass shish kebab, deep-fried breaded blue cheese with chilli jam, black treacle ham hock with potato hash, pearl barley risotto with grilled halloumi and roasted squash, beer-battered fresh cod and chips, game pie in red wine and rosemary sauce, chicken and mango curry, mustard-crusted lamb breast with root vegetable broth and puddings.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar