A good gastro pub, with the benefit of real ales, a beer garden and crackling winter fires.
The kitchen team has built up a good list of local suppliers.
A menu snapshot offered 'Warm Goats' Cheese Crottin, with Aubergine Caponata & Wild Rocket'; 'Tuna Carpaccio with Radish, Parmesan Shavings & Lemon Olive Oil'; 'Ham Hock & Baby Leek Terrine with Piccalilli & Granary Toast' and 'Pan-Fried Breast of Wood Pigeon with Braised Lentils & Chorizo' among the starters.
'Beer Battered Fillet of Pollack, Minted Pea Purée, Tartare Sauce & Home-Cut Chips'; 'Toasted Hazelnut & Vegetable Burgers with Ciabatta, Red Onion Marmalade, Chips & Mixed Salad'; 'Fettucine with Monkfish, Mussels, Lemongrass & Chili Velouté' and 'Stuffed Belly Pork, Braised Red Cabbage, Bubble & Squeak and Cider Cream' listed among the mains.
If you have a sweet tooth, you may be tempted by 'Warm Chocolate & Date Brownie with Butterscotch Sauce & Clotted Cream'; 'Raspberry & Praline Pannacotta with Earl Grey Syrup' and 'Passion Fruit & Orange Tart with Star Glaze'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-18.00; mains about £12 to £22; set L Sun £20 (2 courses), £25 (3 courses) - plus lighter Bar dishes
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 18.30-21.30; mains about £15 to £22
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around the £18 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Moreton-in-Marsh Rail
- Directions: See the map on this at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, check Christmas openings
- Outside eating
- Rooms available