As well as a restaurant, serving excellent food much of which is locally-sourced. This is still a proper village pub, with roaring winter fires, flagstone floors, exposed beams and a nice terrace for summer drinking.
The restaurant offers more serious dining with market-led menus, often changing a little at each service. But the menu has strong Mediterranean leanings.
Depending on the season, expect the likes of English Asparagus with Fried Duck Egg and Parmesan Hollandaise; Veal Tartare with a Watercress Salad or Potted Rabbit with Toasted Sourdough, Celeriac and Mustard to begin.
Perhaps John Dory with Braised Octopus, Chickpeas, Tomato and Oregano; Rump Steak with Pommes Salardaise and Salsa Verde and Twice-Baked Double Gloucester Soufflé and the mains.
Maybe finish with Rum Baba with Roasted Peaches and Zabaglione Ice Cream; Chocolate and Espresso Tart or Venetian Rice Pudding.
A lighter bar menu offers more simple dishes, such as Oxtail Soup and Steamed Mussels.
For more formal dining, Barnsley House (q.v.) almost next door, is under the same ownership.
Please mention Gourmet Britain when booking, and if you have time, tell us about you experience on the 'Ratings' section of their listing.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week; Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat & Sun 12.00-15.00; mains about £15 to £21 (plus bar meals)
- Dinner: all week; Sun-Thurs 19.00-21.30, Fri & Sat 19.00-22.00; mains about £15 to £21 (plus bar meals)
- Wine: a concise list has something for everyone.
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: in centre of village. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Rooms available