Find this excellent little half-timbered restaurant right in the middle of the village. There are two dining rooms, with beamed ceilings and polished wooden tables. The cooking is straightforward and the flavour of each ingredient shines through.
Perhaps begin with 'Onion and Sage Tartlet' ; 'Roasted Hake with buttered Spinach and Mussels' or 'Home-cured Salmon with grilled Scallops'; to be followed with the likes of 'Deep-fried Skate Beignets with Aubergine purée and Red Pepper Coulis', 'Honey-glazed Belly Pork with Mushy Peas,caramelised Apples and Apple sauce' or 'Pigeon Breasts with Foie Gras with Bubble and Squeak and Onion Confit'.
Autumn and winter months bring local game (often served with choucroute).
Desserts are no less good, but tend to be simpler - perhaps 'Nougatine Parfait with FennelIce Cream' or 'Fig and Honey Pastry with Honey Ice Cream'.
Service is both professional and friendly. No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.30-13.30, Set L £27 (2 courses), £32 (3 courses); set L Sun £36 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00, Set D from £54 to £74 (7 courses)
- Seats: 26
- Wine: An interesting wine list, kicks off in the mid £20's
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Cheltenham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - 7 miles North East of Cheltenham, on the B4632
- Parking: Street parking, pay & display
- Closed: all Mon, L Tues, 2 weeks Jan, 1 week Aug.