This beautifully restored 17th century inn, still a village local selling beer and cider straight from the barrel, also offers good food and comfortable accommodation. The former (in particular) is gaining a considerable reputation and draws people in from many miles around.
The dishes offered are adventurous with starters such as Braised Ox Tongue with Baby Onion Confit and Thyme Gravy; Mozzarella, Peach and Beetroot Salad with a Crème Fraîche Dressing and Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Devon Blue Cheese Soup setting the style.
Perhaps to be followed by Local Hare braised with Port; Fillet of Seared Turbot with seasonal Vegetables and Black-Eyed Beans and Sirloin Steak with roasted Plum Tomatoes and hand-cut Chips.
If you have room deserts such as Dark Chocolate Brownie with poached Cherries and Cherry Syrup or Vanilla Crème Brulée with Rhubarb Compote and Shortbread might tempt you. While the more savoury-toothed will enjoy their selection of West Country cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; mains about £15 to £20; set L £12.95 (1 course), £15.95 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses); Bar Menu also available
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.00; mains about £15 to £20
- Wine: a concise, but well-thought-out list
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Crewkerne Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, 10 spaces
- Outside eating
- Rooms available