A charming pub built in the 17th century from Cotswold stone, plus materials from an even older building that was on the site. Expect low beams, horse brasses, hanging mugs plus a glass plate set in the floor, revealing a secret passage supposedly-running to the nearby church.
On the food front, the kitchen has made great efforts to source local produce, even including the flour used to make their bread. Lunchtime brings freshly-cut sandwiches lighter dishes from a blackboard, plus their full à la carte menu.
A summer version of which included 'Smooth Chicken Liver Parfait with Homemade Chutney & Toasted Campagrain Bread'; 'Warm Salad of Confit Duck, Black Pudding, Sugar Snap Peas & Hoi Sin Sauce'; 'Pan-Fried Cornish Sardines with Garlic & Parsley Butter and Dressed Leaves' among the starters.
'Fish Pie topped with Mash & Parmesan'; 'Chicken Pasanda with Basmati Rice & Naan'; 'Wild Mushroom, Broad Bean & Pea Risotto with Wild Rocket & Fresh Parmesan' and 'Pork Fillet with Apricot & Chili, Wrapped in Bacon with Lyonnaise Potatoes & Red Wine Jus' listed among the mains.
While 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Lemon Posset with Red Berry Coulis & Homemade Shortbread' and 'Warm Apple & Rhubarb Cobler with Custard' set the style for puds.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £13.00 (2 courses), £16.50 (3 courses); mains £12.00-£14.50
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.30; mains £12.00-£14.50
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off at about £14
- Nearest station: Honeybourne Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Rooms available