Plenty of individuality, smashing food and drinks and an easy-going atmosphere
Good Pub Guide Recommended
An eclectic mix of customers enjoy this entertaining pub which creates a cheerful, informal atmosphere all helped along by the friendly staff. Throughout, there are prettily cushioned dining chairs and built-in wall seats around all sorts of tables on bare boards, beams and timbering, walls hung with lots of prints and big vases of flowers. Some quirky and individual touches include Timorous Beasties' giant bees papered on to the bar ceiling, a stag's head looming out of the wall above a log fire, a magnificent hunting tapestry and a strange angled nook with tartan wallpaper; the doors to the loos are quite a puzzle which of the many knobs and handles actually work?! Simple chairs line the bar counter where they keep Acorn Barnsley Gold and Calypso IPA, Stonehouse Station Bitter, Tatton Red Red Rye and Wincle Sir Philip on handpump, 40 malt whiskies, 15 wines by the glass from an interesting list and 20 gins; background music. A terrace outside has teak tables under parasols, with more on the lawn.
Good Pub Guide Food
Using first class local, seasonal produce, the excellent food includes sandwiches, king prawns with mango and chilli salsa, potted goosnargh duck with rhubarb compote, local sausages with onion gravy, a pie of the day, wild mushroom fricassee with goats cheese arancini, roast cod loin with prosciutto-wrapped gem and butter sauce, chicken escalope with anchovy butter and fried egg, and puddings such as chocolate and salted caramel tart and blackberry crème brûlée.
Good Pub Guide Information
in: Dogs Anywhere, Dogs Bar