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 'Green Split Pea Soup with Flakes of Smoked Haddock and a Poached Egg'; 'Deep-fried Cerney Goats' Cheese in Wheatgerm, Balsamic Roasted Onions & Spiced Avocado'; 'Pan-seared Scottish Scallops with Creamed Cauliflower, Pickled Carrot & Ginger' and 'Tartlet of Chicken Livers & Smoked Bacon, Red Wine & Tarragon' set the style.
Possibly to be followed by 'Homemade Burger of Local Beef with Spiced Dill Pickles & Cucumber'; 'Roasted Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Rosemary Risotto'; 'Crispy Belly of Old Spot Pork with a Pork Samosa, Sage & Parmesan Polenta' and Pan-fried Calves Liver with Bacon, Mash & Roast Shallots'
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Ginger Bavarois with Poached Rhubarb; 'Chocolate & Hazelnut Torte' or in summer'Fresh Berries in Cointreau'. While they also have excellent West Country cheeses.
Fish, with dishes such as 'Grilled Fillet of Wild Sea Bass with Hollandaise' and other specials are listed on board.
At lunchtime, during the week, they also offer 'Classic Pub Classics' in the bar such as 'Bubble & Squeak'; 'Scampi & Chips' and 'Cottage Pie'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00, mains £11.50 to £15.50 (plus weekday bar dishes)
- Dinner: all week 19.00 to 21.30; mains £12.50 to £17.50
- Seats: 65, plus 40 outside
- Wine: a good list, kicks off with 500ml carafes at £10, and offers an excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Kemble or Stroud
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating