A tastefully-extended 17th century village inn with open fires and comfortable rooms, making this an ideal stopover if exploring the beautiful local countryside.
The owners also run an organic beef farm, and some of this, plus their own home-cured bacon, gammon and sausages, figure on the menu.
The oak-beamed Cygnet restaurant also uses organic produce whenever possible.
For starters, expect the likes of 'Home-cured Bresaola with Cantaloupe Melon and Fresh Fig' and 'Roquefort and Spring Onion Tartlet with fresh Tmoato Salsa and Balsamic Syrup'.
Typical mains might include 'Char-grilled Sirloin Steak with Red Wine Jus'; 'Moroccan Lamb Couscous with Lamb Cutlets' and 'Grilled Cod Fillet with a Herb Crust and Spinach Mash'.
Home-made desserts such as 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' and various Cheesecakes are very popular.
There's a cheaper bar menu, and an excellent farm shop attached (q.v.).
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Weds-Fri 12.00-14.00, Sat & Sun 12.00-14.30; mains about £13 to £25
- Dinner: Weds-Sat 19.00-21.30; mains about £13 to £25
- Seats: 30
- Wine: A fully organic wine list, offers plenty of choice, including two sparklers.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Kintbury or Hungerford Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon & Tues; D Sun-Tues
- Outside eating
- Rooms available