The Leadbeater family have turned this 300 year old pub, overlooking the Swere Valley, into a foodie destination, by concentrating on sourcing top-quality seasonal food - much of it produced locally. Shorthorn beef, Oxford Down lamb, Gloucester Old Spot pork and fish from day boats are the name of the game here.
However, you can still enjoy a pint of real ale in the unspoilt bar if that is your wont. You perhaps 'Home-Baked Ham with Eggs & Chips' a 'Shared Platter' or a 'Caesar Salad' if you'd like a light meal.
For more substantial fare starters such as 'A Plate of Scottish Smoked Salmon with Lemon & Capers'; 'Roasted Figs with Goats Cheese, Raspberry & Balsamic Dressing and Baby Herbs' and 'Coarse Chicken Liver Terrine with Apple & Ale Chutney' set the style.
Dishes such as 'Char-Grilled Cornish Shark Steak with Tomato & Onion Salsa and Rocket Salad'; '28 Day Hung Rib Eye Steak with Fries & Beetroot Relish'; 'Pan-Fried Gurnard with a Ministrone of Vegetables' and 'Polenta-Coated Risotto Balls with Tomato & Onion Stew, Garlic Bread & Mixed Salad' might be listed among the mains.
The sweet-toothed might be tempted by 'Honey & Drambuie Crème Brulée with Raspberry Sorbet' or 'Tiramisu with a Hazelnut Biscuit' - while they also offer good British artisan cheeses.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00 (Sun 14.30); set L £9 (one course) to £12.50 (3 courses), £15 (3 courses); mains from £9
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 19.00-21.00; mains £14 to £16
- Seats: 70, plus 30 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Kings Sutton Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun, 25th & 26th Dec