On arrival we stopped to pet various animals in the garden before ordering drinks inside and choosing from the comprehensive menu. My starter was a portion of crisp, perfectly cooked whitebait and my partner enjoyed flavourful black pudding with apple and mint sauce, topped with crispy bacon bits. Next I had a 10oz lamb chop with Mediterranean vegetables from the specials board and my partner sampled a succulent Hunter's pie crammed with different types of game bird. The lamb, pork and many of the vegetables are home produced and taste phenomenal - you can't get much more locally sourced than that. Owners Kris and Dan took over the pub in March last year and have developed firm bonds with the local community. They run a serviced caravan and campsite all year round and have even started their own music festival, Osfest, which will be held this July. There's good news for families with children too, as kids eat for free Tuesday to Friday.
The Ostrich seems like an incongruous name, but is actually derived from the Longford Hall coat of arms. This Ostrich certainly doesn't have its head buried in the sand though; it's aware that only good food and a friendly welcome will keep patrons coming back.