This village pub, named after the Normandy landings, combines the best features of a proper 'local' with that of a gastro pub. In spite of the open plan geographical layout of the building, with a separate atmospheric bar area, the two work in harmony.
On the food front, an early summer menu listed 'Roasted Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup'; 'Local Scallops & King Prawn Salad with Citrus & Chorizo Dressing'; 'Pigeon & Guinea Fowl Terrine with Homemade Tomato Chutney' and 'Fillet of Beef Carpaccio with Celeriac & Three-Flavoured Vinegar' among the starters.
'Halibut Fillet with Summer Vegetables, Rosti Potato & asparagus Velouté'; 'Rump of Blackawto Lamb with Fennel Purée, Boulangère Potatoes & Tapenade Jus'; 'Creedy Carver Duck Breast & Confit Leg with Bacon Savoy Cabbage and Beetroot Relish' and 'Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed with Chickpeas & Spinach & Pepper Coulis' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Orange & Grand Marnier Tart with Marmalade Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate Fondant with Pistachio Ice Cream'; 'Warm Devon Apple Cake with Apple Compote & Crème Anglaise' or their selection of West Country Cheeses.
A change of ownership here in early summer 2010 - so reports please.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.30-15.00; mains about 14 to £24
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 19.00-21.00; mains about £14 to £24; set D Mon & Tues £14 (2 courses), £18 (3 courses)
- Seats: 42
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups, and offers 6 varieties by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Three steps at entrance, no disabled lavatory
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: 4 spaces, plus street parking
- Closed: all Sun & Mon for food; L during December
- Rooms available