An excellent gastro-pub with rooms, belonging to a small group. Expect old beams, flagstone floors and old fireplaces.
The kitchen offers an interesting menu ranging from traditional pub fare – such as 'Fish & Chips' and 'Ham, Egg & Chips' to more modern dishes.
Starters such as 'Cripps Smoked Salmon with Horseradish Cream'; 'Mussels with Cider, Cream & Laverbread'; 'Duck Terrine with Parsley Salad & Chutney' and 'Bagna Cauda – seasonal raw vegetables, warm garlic & anchovy dip' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by a selection of Burgers, made with 28-day-aged Gloucestershire Beef; 'Butternut, Spinach & Goats Cheese Pie'; 'Pork Belly with Caramelised Apple, Braised Chicory & Purple Sprouting Broccoli'; 'Confit Duck Leg with Rosti Potato, Blackberry Sauce & Watercress' and 'Sea Bass with Roast New Potatoes, Braised Gem Lettuce & Salsa Verde'.
Traditional desserts might include 'Treacle Sponge with Custard'; 'Lemon Posset with Berries & Homemade Shortbread' and 'Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. Whilst cheese lovers have a selection of artisan British varieties to tempt them.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; mains about £9 to £20; set L Sun £14 (1 course), £18 (2 courses), £21 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-21.30; mains about £9 to £20
- Seats: 40, plus 50 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list has fair mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map on this page.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available