While this 18th century Grade II listed pub in the centre of the village is still a village local, with open fires and a snooker table, its also very popular as an eaterie. Some parts of the building and grounds date back to roman times, notably the front door pillars and the remains of a Bath in the garden.
The kitchen, under the leadership of co-proprietor Chris Bell has built up an excellent network of top-quality local suppliers, and his menus combine their produce with dishes of well-cooked pub food in a modern idiom. At lunch time you can enjoy their freshly-cut sandwiches.
While more adventurous listings might include the likes of Ham Hock Terrine; Eggs Benedict; Smoked Mackerel Paté and perhaps Cream of Courgette & Basil Soup among the starters.
Perhaps Bangers & Mash; Lancashire Hot Pot; Roast Pinfold Farm Pork with Mashed Potatoes & Apple Sauce; various grilled steaks plus local fish dishes of the day listed among the mains.
Popular desserts might include Lemon & Lime Cheesecake; Chocolate Sauce Pudding and the like.
Booking is advised and is essential at the weekend.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.00, Sun 12.00-20.00; set L Mon-Sat £10 (2 courses), set L Sun £13 (3 courses); mains £14.25 to £19.25
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-20.00; mains £14.25 to £19.25
- Seats: 80, plus 30 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Langho
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: D Sun, all Mon; check Christmas opening
- Outside eating
- Rooms available