This pub is particularly well located if you need a break from the Motorway - or are perhaps staying at The Days Inn at Gordano (q.v. Days Inn - Bristol West).
Expect a village pub, with bare wooden tables & floors and a recently-revamped interior, but this being achieved without making the atmosphere sterile.
Menu's change a little each month, but a July snapshot brought 'Scotch Eggs - three ways (traditional, chorizo & black pudding) with an Apple & Black Mustard Seed Chutney'; 'Plum Tomato Soup with Black Olive Creamed Cheese & Oregano'; 'Lightly-Curried Wild Boar & Bacon Terrine with a Mango & Peanut Chutney' and much-enjoyed 'Asian Spiced Duck Leg Fitter & Smoked Breast with Hoi Sin Sauce and Lychee & Peat Purée' among the starters.
'Goan-style, Char-Grilled Chicken Curry with Spiced Pilau Rice & Raita'; 'Beer-Battered Hake & Chips with Minted Pea Purée and Tartare Sauce'; 'Mackerel Mezza - grilled fillets of Cornish mackerel with baba ganoush, houmus, tabbouleh, cacik, sun blushed tomatoes & char-grilled cumin flatbread' ans various Steaks from the grill listed amongst the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by some of their well-made puds such as 'Lemon Curd, Posset & Cream with a spiced Pine Nut Biscuit' or 'Sticky Toffee Pudding, Fudge Sauce & Clotted Cream Ice Cream' - with cheeselovers will be spoilt for choice with the likes of Stichelton Blue, Keen's Cheddar, Gorwydd Caerphilly & Wigmore - on a typical board.
Service is both friendly and helpful.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Fri 11.00-15.00, Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-23.00; mains from about £14 to £21
- Dinner: Tues-Fri 17.00-23.00, Sat 11.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-23.00; mains from about £14 to £21
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Sea Mills or Clifton Down Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: all Mon for food
- Rooms available