Find this very-popular traditional pub, dating back to the 16th century, just a couple of miles outside Stow on the Wold. Expect old beams, flagstone floors, winter log fires and a good selection of real ales.
On the food front, you can eat in the bar, the dining room or on a pretty terrace if the weather allows; and the kitchen uses top-quality local ingredients, such as Herefordshire beef, Gloucester Old Spot Pork and Cotswold Lamb.
An autumn version listed ‘Cured Loch Duart Salmon with Ginger, Coriander, Soy, Radish & Toasted Pumpkin Seeds’; ‘Crumbed Cotswold Goats Cheese with Baby Spinach, Hazelnut & Caramelised Pear’; Free Range Chicken Liver Paté with Spiced Oranges & Toasted Brioche’ and ‘Hot & Runny Chorizo with Wild Boar Scotch Egg’ among the starters.
‘Cotswold Ale Battered Cornish Cod & Chips’; ‘Gloucestershire Free Range Pork Sausages with Mash, Autumn Vegetables & Rich Gravy’; ‘Roasted Barbary Duck Breast with Sweet Potato, Candy Beetroot & Pickled Fennel’; ‘Slow-Cooked Free Range Local Pork Belly with Apple Purée, Broccoli, Potato Fondant & Red Wine Jus’ – plus various Steaks, listed among the mains.
As much attention goes into their desserts which might include ‘Lemon Cheesecake with Chocolate Base & Mixed Berry Compote’; ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream’ and ‘Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Ice Cream’ – while those with a more savoury tooth should enjoy their selection of Local Cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; mains about £13 to £27 - plus Sandwiches
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-21.00, Sun 19.00-21.00; mains about £13 to £27
- Wine: a concise, but carefully-chosen, list has modest mark-ups
- Nearest station: Moreton in Marsh Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Outside eating
- Rooms available