Long-serving licensees and friendly staff in bustling country pub with good food using home-grown produce; bedrooms
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Having run this carefully kept place for almost 30 years now, a good many of their customers are well known to the friendly licensees, but you can be sure of an equally kindly welcome as a newcomer. The L-shaped, quarry tiled middle bar has upholstered settles, wooden chairs and tables, old local photographs above the woodburning stove, hop-draped beams and local guidebooks. Opening off one side is the garden room with wicker armchairs around tables, and views over the terraced seating area and well kept garden; leading off the other side is the games room, with pool, darts, juke box, games machine and cribbage. Wye Valley Bitter and Butty Bach and a guest such as Greene King Old Speckled Hen on handpump, local Oliver's cider and perry, 11 wines by the glass and home-made elderflower cordial. A popular Sunday lunchtime carvery is offered in the stripped-stone, raftered and spacious restaurant extension. There are well sited tables and chairs on the terrace and in the neat, prettily planted garden. The bedrooms are accessed by outside stairs. Disabled access.
Good Pub Guide Food
Cooked by the licensees' son using local and home-grown produce (you can buy their home-made preserves and chutneys at the bar), the highly regarded food includes sandwiches, prawn and haddock smokies, garlic mushrooms in creamy sauce, cheese, leek, celery, apple and walnut filo parcel, herb-crusted salmon fillet, roast rack of lamb with red wine gravy, pheasant breast with orange and port sauce, chicken breast in stilton and mushroom sauce, and puddings such as stem ginger crème brûlée and chocolate truffle torte.
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