Find this excellent foodie pub delightfully-set in a converted 16th century barn, in secluded gardens. Once in, expect exposed stone walls, old-timber-frame-separated ‘rooms’, pub-style objet d’art, open fires, hanging dried hops plus a good selection of real ales.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar, outside under the trees or in their deep-red, country-style dining room.
An autumn menu, listed ‘Colchester Rock Oysters with Red Wine Pickled Shallots, Lemon & Tabasco’; ‘Soft Duck Egg with Truffle Purée, Pickled Chestnut, Mushrooms & Soughdough Crumb’; ‘Duck Liver Parfait with Toasted Brioche, Walnuts & Pickled Fig’ and ‘Steak Tartare with Toasted Sourdough’ amongst the starters/light dishes.
‘Warm Octopus Salad with New Potatoes, Parsley & Capers’; ‘Bobby Beer Battered Whiting with French Fries, Crushed Peas & Tartare Sauce’; ‘Flat Iron Cotswold White Chicken with Aioli & Green Salad’ plus Burgers and Aberdeen Angus Steaks from the Grill – listed among the mains.
Those seeking something sweet, might find ‘Hot Chocolate Pudding with Pistachio Ice Cream’ and Sticky Toffee Pudding’ among the tempting desserts. Whilst cheese lovers have a selection of artisan varieties from which to choose.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £12 to £24 - plus an interesting Bar Menu
- Dinner: all week 18.30-22.00; mains about £12 to £24
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Kemble Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th Dec. (for food)
- Outside eating
- Rooms available