A deservedly-popular modernised 17th century inn, offering real ales, good bar food ranging from freshly-cut Sandwiches and Beer-Battered Haddock & Chips to Thai Chicken Curry.
There's also a good restaurant offering both set meals and an à la carte menus.
A late Spring menu included 'Pan-Fried sardines with Tomato Compote'; 'Confit Chicken Wrapped in Pancetta with Caesar Garnish'; 'Warm Tart of Prosciutto, Cepes, Mozzarella & Crème Fraiche' and 'Risotto of Roasted Pepper with Goats' Cheese, Baby Spinach & Toasted Pine Nuts' among the mains.
'Char-Grilled Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon, Braised Red Cabbage, Mashed Potato & Apple Sauce'; 'Fillet of Beef with Pommes Dauphinoise, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Steamed English Asparagus' and 'Roasted Gressingham Duck Breast, Savoy Cabbage & Bacon, Gratin Potatoes and Truffled Butternut Purée' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Almond Plum Crumble with Honeycomb Ice Cream'; 'Chocolate Cream Pie, Chocolate Ice Cream, Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce' or 'Raspberry Parfait, Ginger Brandy Snap Basket, Honeycomb Ice Cream'.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L Mon-Sat £13.95 (2 courses), £17.95 (3 courses); Sun Roasts from £13; mains about £13 to £31 plus Bar Menu
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.30 (Fri & Sat until 22.00); set D Mon-Sat from £22.95 (2 courses); mains about £13 to £31)
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world, kicking in the early £20's
- Nearest station: Bourne End Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun
- Outside eating
- Rooms available