The Gate Hangs Well’s name may hark back to ye olde pubs of yesteryear, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about this recently refurbished hostelry. A considerable sum has been spent on updating the traditional building, making today’s Gate a destination that boasts a comfortable bar and lounge, children’s play area, modern function suite, a very smart and cosy restaurant and a convenient, large car park.
The menu here comprises a wide range of traditional meals, with everything made and presented in the style of good-old home cooking. My pick of the starters was the black pudding wrapped in bacon and topped with a poached egg, while my partner willingly received the button mushrooms in creamy Stilton sauce.
From the many tempting main courses on offer, we chose two of the heartiest. Liver and onion never fails to satisfy, and my partner’s huge portion came with lots of mashed potato that absorbed the delicious juices, while my lamb shank was accompanied by a mountain of vegetables and surrounded by rich gravy. Our generous portions of apple strudel, one with ice cream and one with custard, were also delicious.
Whether for an evening dinner for two, a family Sunday lunch or even that big celebration, The Gate Hangs Well is a pleasant country pub deserving of your patronage.