Find this delightful pub/restaurant with rooms set in the wooded banks of the River Lugg. Thought to have been built near the end of the 16th century, its full of heavy beams and old world charms.
They offer real ales, single course bar food at lunchtime (ranging from filled baguettes through 'Herefordshire Beef Lasagne' to 'Pavé of Salmon on Stir-Fried Vegetables with an Orange Butter Sauce' and excellent a la carte meals (at both lunch and dinner) in their restaurant.
Local food (plus many of their own vegetables) figure prominently, with the likes of Chicken Liver Paté with Homemade Chutney; Gravadlax of Lugg Trout on Mixed Leaves with a Honey Mustard and Dill Dressing' and 'Baked Field Mushroom with Ragstone Cheese, Toasted Pine Nuts and Balsamic Dressing' among the starters.
Maybe to be followed by Roast Aromatic Breast of Gressingham Duck on a Celeriac Crush with a Riverside Plum Sauce; Baked Halibut with Spinach and a Prawn Sauce or 'Fillet of Local Beef with a smooth Chicken Paté and a Red Wine Reduction'. Full use is made of the excellent local game in season.
If you still have room, desserts such as Vodka and Lime Sorbet and Chocolate and Almond Tart and arent to be missed with the more savoury-toothed will be tempted by their selection of local cheeses.
In fair weather food can be enjoyed at their riverside tables.
Lovers of fly fishing could combine a visit or a stay with a day ticket to fish for trout or grayling.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.15; mains £5.20 to £19.95
- Dinner: all week; 19.00-21.00; mains £14.25 to £20.95
- Wine: a concise, but well thought out list
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: just off the A4110 (Roman Road) south of Wigmore
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon; enquire about Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available