This popular village pub, off the beaten track in this peaceful village, has also become a magnet because of its good food, which draws diners in from miles around.
As well as the thatched roof, you'll find exposed beams, pine tables, pew seats and an atmosphere that will take you back in time. This is exentuated during the evening when tables are candle lit.
Weekday lunches bring sandwiches and other snacks, but the kitchen comes into its own during the evening and at weekends.
Serious diners will find items such as 'Pan-fried Scallops with Black Pudding'; 'Warm Tartlet of Goats' Cheese, Sultanas & Red Onion Marmalade and a Balsamic Reduction'; Melon with Parma Ham & Gingered Figs' and 'Crevettes with Asparagus, Soft Boiled Eggs, Garlic Mayonnaise' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Lamb Neck Fillet with White Onion Sauce & Pea Mash'; 'Baked Halibut with Crab Linguini'; 'Pan-fried Fillets of Sea Bass with Spinach & Chive Butter Sauce'; 'Confit of Duck with Red Pepper & Ginger Marmalade' and 'Puff Pastry Tart filled with Mediterranean Vegetables & Feta' listed among the mains.
Thursday is fish evening - with a least five dishes on offer.
Desserts are a strong point, with a dedicated pastry chef en situ - so try to leave a little room. You might find the likes of 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with a Tuile Basket of Vanilla Ice Cream & Toffee Sauce'; 'Coffee & Almond Pavlova with Amaretti Cream & Fresh Apricots' or 'Crepes with Apples & Cinnamon with Vanilla Ice Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Sat & Sun 12.00-14.00; mains £13.95 to £20.95
- Dinner: Tues-Sat, mains £13.95 to £20.95
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at £12.95
- Nearest station: Market Harborough
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: D Sun, L Mon-Fri, all day Mon; check Christmas openings