This traditional country pub is ideally situated for visitors to this picturesque region, with Stamford just a short drive away. Sympathetic changes have been made to the interior, but the charming original features remain. Both the bar and restaurant are traditional and rustic, the orangery is bright and airy, and the snug is a cosy and intimate space for private dining for up to 12 guests.
The menu offers a mix of comforting British classics and favourites with a contemporary touch. We both began with a warming bowl of French onion soup with a Gruyère crouton. Next, I opted for an open steak sandwich, a ﬁrst-rate version of this favourite dish, featuring perfectly succulent steak, crispy tempura onion rings and homemade bloomer bread, served with hand-cut chips and grainy mustard. My companion enthused over his rack of lamb served beautifully pink, with crispy bean and bacon rolls and a red wine and rosemary jus. We couldn’t resist sampling something from the luscious list of sweets, and the baked New York-style cheesecake with Yorkshire rhubarb was divine.
The Sunday roasts looked very inviting, particularly the whole roast chicken, which will feed four and is brought to your table for you to carve yourself – a great idea for a sociable lunch.