A good foodie pub, now under the experienced ownership of the Dorber family, who bring their years of experience running the White Horse in Parson's Green to the seaside.
Mark Dorber's enthusiasm for both wine and beer, shows in his carefully-constructed lists.
On the food front, Sophie, has built up an excellent local food sourcing network and the simple direct cooking style used, brings out the flavour of main ingredients to the full.
An autumn menu snapshot brought 'Moules Mariniere with Homemade Bread'; 'A Plate of Mixed Charcuterie'; 'Seared Scallops with Puy Lentil Vinaigrette with Bacon' and 'Wild Mushroom Risotto Cake with Stilton Cream & Mixed Leaves' listed among the starters the latter also offered as a main course.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Ham, Bubble & Squeak with free-range Poached Eggs & Mustard Sauce'; 'Beer-battered local Haddock with hand-cut Chips, Jalapeno Tartare Sauce'; 'Confit of Duck on Root Mash & Red Wine Cabbage with an Orange Sauce' and 'Ribeye Steak on Potato, Celeriac and Parsnip Dauphinoise with a Red Wine Sauce'.
Friday brings ‘Curry Night’ – which is always popular!
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Hot Chocolate Pudding'; 'Lavender Pannacotta'; 'Apple Tart Tatin with Crème Fraiche' or their selection of English farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-15.00; set L from £14.50 (2 courses); mains about £15 to £20
- Dinner: all week, 18.00-21.00; mains about £15 to £20
- Seats: 60, plus about 100 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen-list has modest mark-ups. They also offer a good selection of organic soft drinks & juices + an interesting selection of beers
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available