Find this popular restaurant pleasantly-set in a converted 17th century listed building.
The kitchen offers seasonally-changing menu - although some favourites are constants.
An autumn snapshot brought 'Nantwich Blue Cheese Terrine with Sicilian Flatbread & Walnut Chutney'; 'Cornish Crab Paté with Lemon Mayonnaise Dressing & Brioche'; 'Fresh Scallops Sautéed with Garlic Cloves, Herb Butter & Wilted Greens' and 'Roasted Leg of Duck Steeped in Aromatic Spices and Citrus & Chili Glaze' amongst the starters.
'Pot Roast Shin of Beef in a Wholegrain Mustard & Red Wine Reduction'; 'Simply Grilled Fillet of Sea Bass with Fragrant Green Herb & Olive Oil Sauce'; 'Double Roasted Shank of Lamb with Roasting Juices & Redcurrant Mint Jelly' and 'Cinnamon-Roasted Nutloaf with Barley Risotto & Plum Tomato Marmalade' followed in the dozen or so listed mains.
Dishes are simply, but skilfully presented - with clever use of baby preserving jars. However, not all their dishes work, a 'Savoury Bread & Butter Pudding, with Layers of Rothbury Red Cheese & Leeks' was a definite 'miss' at one inspection - being both heavy handed and over-rich.
Lunch also brings Sandwiches and Toasted English Muffins with toppings such as 'Pork & Black Pudding Sausages' and 'Welsh Rabbit Tomato'
Service is both friendly and helpful.
See their website for full details, as there are inducements for early evening weekday dinners.
Excellent value overall.
- Food Style: Budget Restaurants - the best
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-late; mains £7.50; Sun £13.95 (2 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 17.00-late, Sun 12.00-late; set D Mon-Thurs £14.95 (2 courses), Fri & Sat 17.95 (3 courses), Sun £13.95 (2 courses)
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups kicking off at about £17
- Children's portions: Children half price before 18.00 on Sunday
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Moreton or Upton Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Air conditioned