13th-c thatched inn with friendly, hard-working licensees, real ales and interesting bar food
Good Pub Guide Recommended
A lovely sight in summer with colourful window boxes, hanging baskets and tubs, this pretty thatched longhouse is reached down narrow high-hedged lanes in hilly pasture country. 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. There are seats in the garden. Apart from the church, this is the oldest building in the parish.
Good Pub Guide Food
The reliably good and highly thought-of the food includes lunchtime sandwiches, beetroot and goats cheese cake, pork belly wrapped in pancetta with apricot, cider and raisin chutney, sausage and mash with onion gravy, ham and eggs, steak in ale pie, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with tomato and white sauce, a daily changing fish dish such as crab and mixed seafood chowder, and puddings such as chocolate fudge cake and treacle tart.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Bar
in: Childrens Indoor Bar, Childrens Indoors Rest