This spruced-up gastro pub is run by the Warre family. Although there is a small bar, eating is the raison d'être for most visitors here.
The kitchen is in the capable hands of Jeremy, who after stints at Hilaire, The Square and Langan's in London and more locally at 63 Tay Street in Perth has settled here.
The menu's offered follow the seasons, but the cooking style relies on simplicity - allowing the flavour of main ingredients to shine.
Starters such as 'Fish Cake with Chili Jam & Herb Salad'; 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Tomato Chutney & Toast' and 'Salad of Baby Artichoke, Fennel, Tomato & Crispy Parsnip' set the style.
To be followed by the likes of 'Onion & Goats' Cheese Tarte Tatin with Couscous & Tomato Confit'; 'Plaice & Fat Chips with Beer Batter, Minted Peas & Tartare Sauce and 'Fillet of Angus Beef with stir-fried Greens, Mash or Fat Chips & Red Wine Jus'.
If you have room 'Chocolate Marquise & White Chocolate Mousse with Praline'; 'Banoffi Cheesecake' or 'Pannacotta with Poached Srawberries' might tempt you.
A lighter 'snack' menu is offered at lunchtime between Monday & Friday, listing items such as 'Angus Steak Burgers', 'Ploughman's Lunch' and 'Char-grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Open Sandwich'.
They have a few comfortable bedrooms, so the Inn makes a good base if exploring the area.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; set L £ 12.95 (2 courses) to £14.95; set L Sun £16.95; mains £12.00 to £25.00; snack mains Mon-Sat from £6.95
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.00, Sun 18.00-20.00; set D £14.95 to £17.95; mains £12.00 to £25.00
- Seats: 60, plus 24 outside
- Wine: a short, but interesting, list travels the world and kicks off at £14.95
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Perth
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Outside eating
- Rooms available