Situated near the village cricket pitch, and with a cricket-themed bar, this 16th pub - with its roots in the 16th century - was where television chef Jamie Oliver had his grounding; and it's still run by his parents.
The dining room has bare wooden tables and comfortable banquet seating.
Starters here include the likes of 'Organic Salmon and Cod Fishcakes with fresh chili and dill, Tomato and Caper Sauce'; 'Sautéed Chicken Livers with Shitake Mushrooms and an Oriental Dressing' and 'Globe Artichokes wrapped in Serrano Ham, roasted and served with Salsa Verde Mayonnaise'.
Mains 'Char-grilled Rump Steak with Horseradish and Peppercorn Sauce'; 'Loin of locally-reared Pork with a Cider, Apple and Mustard and Sage Sauce' and 'Medallions of Monkfish with Tiger Prawns on a Oriental Stir Fry with a Sweet Chili and Red Pepper Sauce'.
Tuesdays are special fish days with lobsters, crabs and whatever looks good at market.
There are plenty of vegetarian options and a carvery at lunchtime between Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes and on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings.
Desserts are all made in-house, and maintain the high standard.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sun 12.00-20.00); mains about £12 to £23
- Dinner: all week; mains £11 to £22
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a well-thought-out wine list, has modest mark-ups, is backed up with real ales and Suffolk cider.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Newport Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave the M11 at junction 10, take signs for Newport, then take the B1038.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec
- Rooms available