Find this good gastro-pub with rooms, housed in a 17th century inn, in the centre of the village, opposite All Saints Church.
You can eat at the bar, the pretty garden or in the purpose-built conservatory restaurant.
The kitchen is proud that nearly everything from chutneys to ice creams is made in-house. Fish is a speciality, and has its own daily-changing menu.
Early summer brought ‘Dorset Crab Cakes with Coconut, Chili & Ginger’; ‘Crayfish & Lobster Cocktail; ‘Shaved English Asparagus with Dandelion & Fennel Salad’ and ‘Salt Beef & Green Bean Salad with Treacle & Mustard Dressing’ among the starters.
‘Aubergine Gnocchi with Plum Tomato & Basil Salsa’; ‘Platter of Native Seafood’; ‘Chicken Breast & Poached Thigh with Sweetcorn & Spring Onion Risotto & Crispy Bacon’; ‘Taste of Pork – loin, glazed rib & black pudding with paprika potatoes & apple sauce’; ‘Woburn Rump of Beef & Mini Kidney Pie with Baked Mash, Pea Purée & Heritage Carrots’ – plus Pizza’s and various Steaks from the Grill listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by ‘Chocolate & Vanilla Spotted Dick with Sabayon Sauce’; ‘Banoffi Cheesecake with Caramelised Banana’ or their selection of Farmhouse Cheeses.
Smart casual dress necessary.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Sun-Fri 12.00-18.00; mains £10 to £55; set L Mon-Thurs 12.00-18.00 £12.75 (2 courses), £15.75 (3 courses) - plus Bar Menu; Sun Roasts about £14 to £16
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains about £14 to £25
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list has modest mark-ups, and offers an excellent selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Stewartby Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available