Find this popular village inn/gastro pub just off the A49 between Hereford.
Whilst still very much the village local, chef/proprietor Ross Williams, a former winner of The Pub Chef of the Year Award, offers well-cooked dishes chalked up on a blackboard.
These very much rely on the season, but an early autumn snapshot brought 'River Exe Mussels with Scrumpy Cider & Cream Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Duck Livers in Brandy & Pink Peppercorn Sauce & Brioche Toast'; 'Parma Ham & Porcini Lasagne with Mizuna & Parmesan Salad' and 'Twice-Baked Hereford Hop Soufflé with Pear & Walnut Salad' among the starters.
'Pan-Roasted Saddle of Local Venison with Beetroot, Goats Cheese & Rosemary Gratin & Redcurrant Sauce'; 'Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass with Wild Mushrooms & Puy Lentil Salad'; 'Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Crispy Pancetta, Buttered Mash & Sage Butter' and 'Butternut Squash & Perroche Cheese Tortellini with Pesto Dressing' listing among the mains.
The sweet toothed might be tempted by 'Honey & Vanilla Pannacotta with Red Wine Poached Fig'; 'Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Torte' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce'; while cheese lovers should enjoy their selection of Herefordshire varieties, offered with Quince Jelly.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.00 (Sun 12.30); mains £11 to £18
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 7.00-21.00; mains £11 to £18
- Seats: 70, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at about £13, and offers half a dozen by the glass
- Nearest station: Hereford Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: L Mon, D Sun, 25th & 26th Dec
- Outside eating