Description: This pretty village has a church, well known for its medieval murals and this excellent foodie pub with old beams, flagstone floor and open winter fires.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar or in their rustic dining room, which is candlelit during the evening.
The kitchen has built up a good network of local suppliers, and also sources freshly-caught fish from Cornwall.
An autumn menu listed ‘Pressed Ham Hock Terrine with Tomato Chutney’; ‘Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella Salad’; ‘Twice-Baked Cheese Soufflé with Chive Cream’ and ‘Morecambe Bay Potted Shrimps with Brown Toast’ among the starters.
‘Beer-Battered Cod, Hand Cut Chips, Pea Purée & Tartare Sauce’’; ‘Char-Grilled Blythburgh Pork Chop with Roquefort Butter’; ‘Fresh Linguini with Wild Mushrooms & Broad Beans’ and ‘Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Crushed Potatoes & Ratatouille Dressing’ listed among the mains.
Interesting desserts might include ‘White Chocolate & Raspberry Crème Brulée’; ‘Lemon Posset with Shortbread Biscuits’ and ‘Banoffee Slice with Whipped Cream’ and the like.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-15.30; mains about £11 to £15
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.30; mains about £11 to £15
- Seats: 80, plus 80 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Moreton in Marsh or Kingham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available