13th-c thatched inn with friendly, hard-working young licensees, real ales and interesting bar food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
Once again there's warm praise from our readers for this pretty thatched longhouse many come back on a regular basis. The beamed and flagstoned bar has a bustling, friendly atmosphere, traditional furnishings including assorted dining chairs, window seats and wall settles, and a log fire in an inglenook fireplace with numerous horsebrasses on the wall above. The back bar has an enormous collection of miniature bottles and there's also a more formal dining room; lots of copper implements and platters. Branscombe Vale Branoc and Otter Bitter and Amber on handpump, several wines by the glass and up to 20 malt whiskies; background music and a double skittle alley. In summer, the hanging baskets are pretty and there are seats in the garden. Apart from the church, this is the oldest building in the parish.
Good Pub Guide Food
Highly popular and extremely good food includes mini beetroot and goats cheese calzone, an antipasti plate, grilled chicken salad with melted local blue cheese dressing, burger with spiced tomato chutney, toppings, onion rings and chips, a daily changing fish dish such as crab and king prawn ravioli with a spiced marinara cream, lamb rump with mint jelly and garlic and chive oil, and puddings such as dark chocolate and salted caramel tart and stem ginger and lemon sponge.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar
in: Childrens Indoor Bar, Childrens Indoors Rest