This 16th-century pub bears all the hallmarks of a traditional inn, including roaring fires, snug furnishings and a bar offering a range of wine and beer. It also boasts something more unexpected: a restaurant serving fine Thai food. For authenticity, spices, herbs and chillies are shipped in from Thailand, while all other produce is sourced locally to ensure quality and freshness. It also has a five-star food hygiene rating.
We began with deep-fried crispy squid with a piquant chilli dip from the specials board, and moreish sesame pork toast. I plumped for aromatic kao soy seafood curry, while my companion enjoyed drunken noodles – a pleasingly spicy dish featuring beef, chicken, rice noodles, egg, chilli and basil. After our culinary foray to Thailand, we returned to England for dessert, and tucked into apple crumble tart and indulgent Malteser and honey cheesecake.
After such a feast, leaving the warmth and cheer of the Three Tuns was a hard task – we envied those who’d booked one of the nine en-suite guest rooms. With all the modern amenities an overnight visitor could desire, these rooms are a comfortable base from which to explore the local area. With an AA Gold Star Award 2018 and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, look to Three Tuns for award-winning food and drink. To find out about the latest goings-on, follow the pub on Twitter (@3_TunsFD).