A good foodie pub, named after the local lawyer and diariest who mentioned the game of 'Base Ball' being played in the vicinity in 1755, many years before first being mentioned in the America's.
On the food front, you can enjoy snacks such as Sandwiches, various Ploughman's and Charcuterie plates - or eat more elaborately from their à la carte menu.
A spring snapshot of this brought 'Goats' Cheese & Sun-Blushed Tomato Tart, with a Balsamic Reduction'; 'Chicken Caesar Salad with Crispy Pancetta'; 'Tempura Calamari with Aioli' and 'Moules à la Crème' amongst the starters.
Their own good Burger, 'Lemon Sole with Creamed Baby Leeks, Samphire & Saffron New Potatoes'; 'Grilled Chicken Breast with Fondant Potato, Curly Kale & Chasseur Sauce' and 'Seared Venison Loin with Puy Lentils, Celeriac Purée, Carrots & Raspberry Jus' and their list of mains.
The sweet-toothed might be tempted by 'Thyme Brûlée & Demerara Biscuit' or 'Spiced Red Wine Poached Pear & Winter Berries' - while cheese lovers are offered a selection of British varieties.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week; mains about £13 to £26; plus snacks during afternoon.
- Dinner: all week; mains about £13 to £26
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off at about £18
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Chilworth Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Outside eating