This very popular pub, with its bare wooden tables, and blackboard menu, produces outrageous food almost designed to shock; but if you wish a table, book well ahead.
The less adventurous can fix-match 4 cuts of steak with 4 sauces, or simply with onion, tomato and mushrooms; Seafood Pie or rack of Lamb with a Garlic Crust.
The brave can have dishes ranging from A Taste of the Wild (strips of Crocodile, Venison and Ostrich in a Sun-Dried Tomato and Wild Mushroom Sauce); or Wild Boar, with a Cider and Apricot Sauce. Even the Lemon Sole, comes dusted with herbs and spices and topped with a duo of butters. There are plenty of less daunting vegetarian options.
Desserts are more traditional, with the likes of Bread and Butter Pudding, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Sorbets and the like.
Theres a sheltered terrace for alfresco summer eating.
Their website now leads to a mass-business site offering many pubs and restaurants most of which are not on our recommendation list, as we have not yet inspected them so beware!
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00, Sun 12.00-15.00; Average main course £14; lighter bar menu available
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30, Sun 18.00-21.00; average main course £18
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Swindon
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec
- Outside eating