This delightful ivy-clad pub is well worth seeking out, if you just want a lunchtime sandwich or light lunch in their beamed bar or proper Sunday lunch or dinner in their separate restaurant.
New proprietors - Ged Smith & Jacque Clifford - took over in 2012 and a few criticisms have crept in, but this often happens after any change, and results remain positive.
You'll find blackboard 'specials' at lunchtime plus a seasonally changing menu in the evening, when starters might include 'Pan-Fried Scallops with Sweet Chili Sauce'; 'Curried Parsnip Soup'; 'Potted Crab with Herb Butter' and 'Goats Cheese Tartlet'.
Perhaps 'Sirloin Steak with Green Peppercorns and Brandy Sauce'; 'Local Venison Steak with Red Wine & Berry Sauce'; 'Wild Mushroom & Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto' and 'Fillet of Line-Caught Sea Bass with Lemon Butter' among the main courses options.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Apple Strudel with Crème Patissier'; 'Summer Pudding' or 'Apple & Berry Crumble' with Clotted Cream; or their selection of Devonshire Cheeses.
If you have the foresight to book, you could stay over in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.30; all mains £6
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains about £10 to £15
- Wine: a well-chosen list, has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: L Mon for food
- Outside eating
- Rooms available
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Mon 24th December 2012 by simon Beaver
What did you like about the Restaurant?
The staff and the beer.
What did you not like about the Restaurant?
The owners attitude and quality of food.
"Pie of the week" was awful.
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