Find this popular pub, dating from the 17th century, picturesquely-set in this quiet village. It has the air of a country house, and indeed houses both a good restaurant and comfortable bedrooms. In summer months you can dine on their pleasant terrace, while an open log fire makes the dining room cosy during cooler months.
The kitchen springs into serious life during the evening and for Sunday lunch, which is deservedly popular.
While his menus follow the seasons, an early summer snapshot brought Warm Terrine of Salmon with Freshwater Prawns, Scallops and Monkfish with Beurre Blanc; Spinach & Cream Cheese Pancakes with Pinenuts; Confit of Duck Leg, Honey & Thyme-glazed Shallots, Mustard & Honey Dressing and Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Parfait with Morello Cherry Chutney & Toasted Brioche among the starters.
To be followed by Roast Rack of Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Leaf Spinach and a Rosemary & Red Wine Jus; Fillet of Salmon, New Season Asparagus with Lemon Hollandaise and Breast of Chicken, melting Tallegio and oven-baked Plum Tomatoes with Basil Pesto listed among the main courses.
Detailing is good, including items such as hand-cut chips in our experience nearly always a good indicator of a conscientious kitchen.
If you still have room, perhaps finish with Passion Fruit Crème Brulée, with Strawberry Sorbet; Caramelised Lemon Tart & Blackcurrant Sorbet; Double Chocolate Brownie with White Chocolate Ice Cream or for Sunday lunch Jam Roly Poly with Vanilla Custard.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Sun 12.00-15.00, set L Sun £18.95 (2 courses), £21.95 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-23.00; mains about £14 to £20
- Seats: 70
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark ups
- Children's portions: No children of under 14 years of age
- Nearest station: Rauceby Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L Mon-Sat, D Sun, all Mon, check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available