This 16th century inn, on the busy A625, offers real ales, comfortable bedrooms plus good food.
This ranges from freshly-cut sandwiches (except for Friday & Saturday evenings) through traditional pub food to dishes with more ambitions. As well as printed menu's, specials are chalked up on blackboards.
Early Spring offerings included 'Belly Pork with Saffron & Red Pepper New Potatoes'; 'Confit Duck Leg with Braised Red Cabbage & Roasted Plums'; 'Grilled Fresh Sardines on Toast with Caper Oil' and 'Goats Cheese Polenta Chips with Poached Egg & Hollandaise Sauce' among the starters.
'Fresh Haddock in Beer Batter with Fat Chips & Mushy Peas'; 'Pan-Fried Calves Liver with Mash, Pancetta & Fruit Chutney'; 'Pot-Roasted Lamb Shank with Braised Winter Vegetables'; 'Butternut Squash & Feta Tart' and 'Swordfish with Wild Mushrooms, Artichoke & Port Reduction' listed among the mains.
Desserts such as 'Bakewell Pudding with Custard'; 'Chocolate Brownie with Tia Maria Sabayon' and 'Orange & Passion Fruit Tart with Mulled Fruits' set the style.
Please mention Gourmet Britain when booking.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00, Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £14 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.00-21.30, Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.00-21.00; mains about £14 to £20
- Seats: 90
- Wine: a well-chosen list, has modest mark-ups, plus a good selection by the glass
- Nearest station: Upper Padley Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec.
- Rooms available