This pretty stone pub opposite the village shop, dating back to the late 18th century, and run by the Gartell family, offers good food and is an oasis in a rather culinary-bleak area.
Starters such as 'Chicken Liver Paté with Onion Marmalade'; 'Grilled Cornish Sardines with Garlic & Fresh Herbs' and 'Wenlock Edge Farm Charcuterie Bresaola, Coppa & Salami' figured on a summer menu.
Followed by 'Grilled Sand Sole with Lemon Butter Sauce'; 'Sirloin Steak with Mushroom Gratin'; 'Rabbit with Two Mustard Sauces & Prunes' and 'Duck Breast with Cherry Sauce'.
To finish, local farmhouse cheeses, or desserts such as 'Apple & Blueberry Tart'; 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream' and Poached Pear in Red Wine' might tempt you.
A good Bar Menu is also offered, including dishes such as 'Grilled Gammon with free-range Eggs & Chips' and 'Local Sausages with Onion Gravy & Mash'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Weds-Sun 12.00-14.00, set L Sun £11.95 (1 course), £15.75 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses); mains about £10 to £19
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.30, mains about £10 to £19
- Seats: 60, plus about 20 outside
- Wine: a concise list travels the world, kicking off at around the £15 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Welshpool Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Mon, L Tues; check Christmas openings
- Outside eating