Find this good pub/restaurant with rooms, hidden away in the Barle River valley, and close to the well-known Tarr Steps (clapper bridge). It's worth a special trip if you're in the area, its comfortable rooms making an excellent base if wishing to explore the surrounding countryside.
You can enjoy everything from sandwiches and bar meals at lunchtime through Afternoon Tea to a comprehensive evening menu.
While this changes with the seasons, starters such as 'Warm Salad of Flash-Fried Squid with Chorizo, Chickpeas & Spinach, Rocket & Lemon Oil'; 'Risotto of Roasted Butternut Squash & Gruyere with Lambs Lettuce' and 'Coarse Paté of Pork with Prunes soaked in Armagnac with Melba Toast' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Spiced Fillet of Monkfish with Puy Lentils with Curried Chardonnay Sauce, Steamed Clams & Okra'; 'Devon Ruby Ribeye Steak with Hand-Cut Chips, Field Mushrooms, Cherry Tomatoes & Béarnaise Sauce' and 'Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Bacon Lardons, Sage Mash & Shallot Sauce'.
To finish you might be tempted by 'Lemon Tart With Lemon Sorbet, Cassis & Blueberry Sauce'; or 'Chocolate Fondant with Passion Fruit Cream & Hazelnut Ice Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00
- Dinner: all week 18.30-23.30; mains about £14 to £18
- Seats: 50
- Wine: a well-chosen and expansive list, has modest mark-ups, and includes some prestigious bottles
- Children's portions: At lunchtime, but no children under 14 at Dinner.
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes, 40 spaces
- Rooms available