Although still operating as a pub with beams and winter log fires, most customers here come for the excellent food.
The menu changes on a monthly basis, but starters such as ‘Smoked Haddock & Cockle Chowder’; ‘Grilled Baby Artichoke with Mediterranean Quinoa, Goats Curd & Preserved Lemon Dressing’; ‘Cajon-Spiced Squid with Sweetcorn, Black Beans & Chorizo’ and ‘Lady Llanover’s Salt Duck Breast with Fig Chutney & Watercress’ set the style.
Possibly to be followed by ‘Homemade Burger of Local Beef with Spiced Dill Pickles & Cucumber’; ‘Taleggio, Melted Onion & Polenta Lasagne, Roast Tomato & Sage Sauce’; ‘Roast Pheasant Breast with Leek, Smoked Bacon, Thyme Pudding & Port Sauce’; ‘Sirloin Steak with Montpellier Butter, Chips, Onion Rings & Vine Tomatoes’ and ‘Beer-Battered Haddock & Chips with Crushed Peas & Tartare Sauce’
If you still have room, you might be tempted by ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding with Honeycomb Knickerbocker Glory; ‘Rich Chocolate & Brandied Cherry Terrine with Blackcurrant Sauce & Crème Fraîche’ or ‘Crème Caramel with Poached Apricots & Almond Tuile. Whilst they also have good English cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30, Sat 12.00-15.00, Sun 12.00- until the Roasts run out; mains about £14 to £17 (plus weekday bar dishes)
- Dinner: all week 18.00 to 21.30; mains about £14 to £17
- Seats: 65, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a good list, kicks off at around the £20 mark, and offers an excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Kemble or Stroud Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating