Popular village pub with bar and spreading dining areas, real ales, well liked food and seats on terrace and in garden
Back in these pages under new licensees, the most pubby part here is the traditional bar liked by locals for a pint and a chat. There are beams and partitioning, cushioned wall settles and sturdy mate's chairs around shiny tables on green and pink patterned carpet, horsebrasses, jugs and mugs, and a fireplace at each end; background music and TV. Fullers London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar and a guest such as Otter Bitter on handpump, 18 wines by the glass and a farm cider. There's a conservatory-style flagstoned restaurant to one side with flowers on tables, big ceiling fans and brass, glass and china objects on the window sills. Other spreading dining areas have hunting horns on stone walls, bottles along shelves, all sorts of chairs and settles, shells in hanging nets and a giant pair of bellows. There are seats and tables under parasols on the terrace, and more tables in the garden looking across to the church and farmland.
Good Pub Guide Food
Bar food times: 12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30; 12 - 8 Sun
As well as a two and three-course set menu (not Sunday), the tasty food includes confit chicken leg and ham terrine with pickles, crab tian with smoked salmon mousse, chicken caesar salad, sausages and onion gravy, prawn or vegetable curry, monkfish with samphire and smoked bacon cream, lamb rump with gratin potatoes and mint jus, and puddings such as lemon tart with passion fruit mousse and vanilla crème brûlée.