Find this popular restaurant in this comfortable family run 'modern coaching inn'.
The kitchen's menu's change a little by the month, but include a mix of grills and more elaborate dishes.
A late Spring menu listed 'Homemade Chicken Liver Paté with Red Onion Marmalade'; 'Black Pudding, Grilled with Smoked Bacon & Horseradish Cream' and 'Baked Eggs Benedict with Ham & Hollandaise Sauce' among the evening starters.
'Pork, Leek & Mustard Sausages with Colcannon Mash & Onion Gravy'; 'Trio of Field Mushrooms with Stilton & Garlic'; 'Grilled Breast of Free-Range Chicken, with Spaghetti tossed in Lemon & Oregano Cream, Spinach & Crispy Parma Ham' and 'Grilled Whole Torbay Sole with Lemon & Caper Butter, Cherry Tomato & Rocket Salad & New Potatoes' listed among the mains.
They also offer home-made burgers, a selection of grilled steaks; plus seasonal pies, such as 'Local Game - with Venison, Rabbit & Pheasant' and 'Fish - with Cod, Salmon, Scallops & Prawns'.
Weekday lunchtimes bring filled baguettes from the bar, plus 'Beer-battered Cod & Chips'; 'Steak & Ale Pie' and the like. Sunday lunch roasts etc.
Desserts are of the traditional home-made variety such as Cheesecake and Apple Strudel.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £7 to £10; set L from £6.95 (1 course), £8.50 (2 courses); set Sun L £14.95 (2 courses), £18.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £11 to £20
- Seats: 50, plus 28 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has a good selection by the glass, plus modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Newbury Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Outside eating
- Rooms available