Find this excellent Georgian inn in the centre of this quiet hamlet. Expect real ales, low beams, original fireplaces, and a mixture of traditional and contemporary furnishing including deep sofas. There's also an elevated terrace with splendid views, which comes into its own in summer months.
On the food front the kitchen offers everything from freshly-cut sandwiches and filled bagels at lunchtime to for ambitious dishes. Produce is sourced locally whenever possible.
These might include the likes of 'Smoked Haddock Fish Cake with Crisp Parma Ham, Pea Puree & Tartare Sauce'; 'Ham Hock Terrine with Spiced Plum Chutney' and 'Spiced Red Wine Poached Pear with Caramelised Walnuts & Blue Cheese and Mustard Dressing' amongst the starters.
Depending on the seasons, perhaps 'Pan-Roasted Spiced Hake with Smoky Curried Vegetable Risotto, Wilted Greens & Poached Hen's Egg'; 'Beef Bourguignon'; 'Beer-Battered Cod with Hand-Cut Chips & Minted Pea Puree' and 'Honey-Glazed Belly Pork cooked in Archers Cider with Champ Potatoes' listed among the mains.
Those with a sweet tooth might find desserts such as 'Duo of Chocolate Mousse with a Pistachio Crumb & Raspberry Coulis' or 'Mulled Wine Trifle' to hard to resist.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-14.30; mains about £8 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.30, Sun 18.00-19.30 (bar snacks only); mains about £8 to £20
- Seats: 40
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups, and plenty of interest under the £20 mark, plus around ½ dozen by the glass
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec, 1st Jan
- Outside eating
- Rooms available