The Robin Hood Inn
We began our evening in the traditional taproom, which serves cask ales brewed locally and from around the country, and soon it was time for the main event. We started with crab risotto, which can also be ordered as a main course, along with possibly the finest 'soup of the day' we've ever tried - butternut squash with ginger, served with chunky bread and lashings of butter, it was well balanced and utterly scrumptious. Next we opted for steak and ale pie from the classics menu, and free-range pork chop with parsnip mash from the specials board. We were grateful for the speedy service, as our own chops were salivating after the starters, and the main course dishes did not disappoint. The pie was bursting with chunks of steak, held in by superb pastry, and the chop, sourced from Coppice House Farm just a couple of miles away, was beautifully complemented by cider sauce and sweet tomato fondue. Although the portions were generous, we couldn't help but be tempted by vanilla cheesecake for dessert - just one of the classic puddings on offer.
The Robin Hood is a highly recommended choice for any occasion and, if you love it as much as we did, you'll be delighted to hear that there are four newly refurbished luxury boutique-style guest rooms - so, thankfully, your visit doesn't have to end when your meal does.