Find this popular foodie pub, still very much the village local, picturesquely-set on the banks of theKennet & AvonCanal.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar (where there's a blackboard menu), the less bustling restaurant, or on the outside terrace if the weather permits.
A change of proprietors here, during 2012, has also brought a refurb, but the consensus is that the kitchen has maintained the excellent network of suppliers (many local) over many years, and continues to offer good food.
A changing menu could include 'Crayfish Cocktail with Baby Cos & Marie Rose Sauce'; 'Duck Liver Parfait, Glazed with Foie Gras, Spiced Mango Chutney & Toasted Brioche' and 'Goats Cheese Baked in Filo with Beetroot Salad & Onion Marmalade' among the starters.
'Beer-Battered Fish, with Chips & Mushy Peas'; 'Whole Roast Yorkshire Grouse with Braised Red Cabbage, Bread Sauce & Game Chips'; 'Slow-Roast Pork Belly with Mashed Potato, Black Cabbage & Grain Mustard Sauce'; and 'Fillet of Sea Bream with New Potatoes, Fennel & Apple Dill Sauce' listed amongst autumn mains. There are always interesting vegetarian options.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Crème Brulée with Hazelnut Biscotti Biscuits'; 'Chocolate Orange Brownie & Vanilla Ice Cream' or 'Apple Charlotte & Milk Ice Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.30; Sat & Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £25
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 18.00-21.30, Fri & Sat 18.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £25
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Kintbury Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: For Food - All Sunday; D Mon
- Outside eating
- Rooms available