This friendly pub, opposite the village church, operates as a village 'local' with real ales, bar games and visiting Morris Dancers, plus a popular restaurant with comfortable rooms.
On the food front, lunchtime brings everything from freshly-cut Sandwiches and Panini's to an à la carte menu largely carried over, but expanded, during the evening.
An early summer version listed 'Smoked Trout on a Toasted Croûte with Potato Salad & Lemon Oil'; 'Smooth Chicken Paté with Toast and Fruit & Cider Chutney'; 'Goats' Cheese Coated in Orange Zest & Almonds with Red Onion Marmalade' and 'Cornish Mussels with Bacon in a White Wine, Garlic & Cream Sauce' among the starters.
'Tagliatelle of Mediterranean Vegetables with a Sweet Chili Tomato Sauce'; 'Pork & Honey Sausage with Mash, Red Onion Gravy & Vegetables'; 'Steak & Guinness Pie with Chips & Vegetables' and Fresh Fish of the Day listed among the mains.
Desserts, such as 'Passion Fruit Brulée with Mango & Passion Fruit Sorbet'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' and 'Individual Glazed Lemon & Orange Tart with Apple Sorbet' set the style for puds; while cheeselovers can choose from various West Country varieties.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 11.30-14.00; mains about £11 to £21
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £11 to £21
- Seats: 22
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Chetnole Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Outside eating
- Rooms available