Find this pretty 18th century pub just off the main A303, and handily-placed if visiting Stonehenge.
Chef/co-proprietor has spent time working for Gary Rhodes and the tempestuous, but gifted, Nico Ladenis - and this shows in some of the more ambitious dishes, listed on a blackboard.
The menu changes a little on a daily basis, but a summer snapshot brought 'Cream of Asparagus Soup'; 'Home-Potted Duck with Grape Chutney'; 'Deep-Fried Devilled Whitebait with Lemon & Tarragon Mayonnaise' and ' Colston Basset Stilton & Walnut Tartlet with Apple Salad' amongst the starters.
'Whole Grilled Plaice with Melted Potted Shrimps & Purple Sprouting Broccoli'; 'Stokes Marsh Farm Sirloin Steak with Devon Snails in Garlic Butter'; 'Cauliflower & Macaroni Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomato Purée' and a much enjoyed 'Linguine with Baby Fennel, Mussels & Cream Sauce' listed in the large choice of mains.
If you have a sweet tooth, you might be tempted by 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce'; 'Lemon & Raspberry Posset with Home-Made Lavender Shortbread' or 'Treacle Tart with Clotted Cream Ice Cream'.
A visit could be combined with one to the Berwick Farm Shop, just down the road.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Tues-Sun 12.00-14.15 (Sun 14.30); mains about £10 to £16 - plus lighter snacks
- Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-21.15 (Sat 21.30); mains about £10 to £16
- Seats: 35, plus 22 outside
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: all Mon, D Sun, 25 Dec, 2 weeks in Feb.
- Outside eating