What was built in the later part of the 17th century as a farmhouse, now operates as a village local with a good neighbourhood restaurant attached.
There's been a change of ownership here – but the successful formula seems largely unchanged. Whilst you can enjoy good light meals, including sandwiches and burgers in the bar, the restaurant offers more serious food with wines to match.
The kitchen continues its good network of suppliers with maybe starters such as ‘Mushroom & Tarragon Soup’; ‘Tuna Ceviche with Mango & Chili Relish & Avocado Sorbet’ and ‘Wild Boar Scotch Egg with Billet Brown Rice’ listed.
Perhaps to be followed by ‘Beef Fillet with Smoked Bacon Rosti, Roasted Baby Vegetables & Red Wine Jus’; ‘Whole Megrim Sole with Caper Butter, Samphire & Sautéed New Potatoes’; ‘Glamorgan Sausages with Bubble & Squeak Mash and Onion Chutney’ and ‘Lamb Rump with Tapenade, Lamb Faggot, Broad Bean Purée and Garlic & Thyme Jus’.
‘Chocolate Fondant with Peanut Butter Ice Cream & White Chocolate Sauce’; ‘Creamy Rice Pudding with Ginger Snaps’ and ‘Panna Cotta with Raspberry Purée & Homemade Cinnamon Doughnuts’ might tempt you from the desserts; while the more savoury-toothed might be tempted by their selection of British cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30 (Sun 15.30); mains about £13 to £25; Sunday Roasts between 12.00-16.00 - lighter Bar dishes are also offered
- Dinner: all week 18.00-21.00; mains about £13 to £25
- Seats: 60, plus 40 outside
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at around the £17 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bletchley Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes