Find this popular gastro-pub with rooms on the A40 between Andoversford and Northleach. Expect comfortable sofas, fresh flowers and log fires in cooler months.
The kitchen has built up an excellent network of suppliers fish coming on a daily basis from Grimsby. Lunch being a fairly modest affair, but the kitchens ambitions blossom in the evening, when you can expect starters such as 'Ham Hock Terrine'; 'Mussels with White Wine & Shallot Jus' and 'Warm Duck Confit Salad with Apple & Orange'.
Dishes such as 'Venison Pie, with Mash & Seasonal Vegetables'; 'Beer-Battered Whiting with Chips & Peas'; 'Belly Pork with Parsley Mash with Honey & Thyme Jus'; 'Char-Grilled Local Lamb with Dauphinoise Potatoes & Green Beans'; 'Fillet of Sea Bass with New Potatoes' and Char-Grilled Sirloin with Bone Marrow Sauce & Triple-Cooked Chips' sets the style for mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Chocolate Tart'; 'Bread & Butter Pudding'; 'Apple Crumble' or 'Olive Oil & Orange Cake.
They have a second restaurant Pizzas at the Puesdown doing what it says on the tin & offering a take away service - and occasionally have Jazz Nights, which are very popular.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L £11.50 (1 course), £15.50 (2 courses), £18.95 (3 courses); mains £8.50 to £15.00
- Dinner: Tues-Sat; mains £13.50 to £15.00
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Cheltenham Spa Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun & Mon.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available