The Partridge Inn
Gorgeous fireplaces are a huge draw and complement the country-style decor, as new meets traditional in a pleasingly familiar way here. The bustling atmosphere on the night we visited is testament to the success of this village local – smiley guests populated the bar, dining area and the lovely large garden.
The menu presents lots of pub favourites that you’d expect to find at a traditional pub, and the dishes were clearly a huge hit with the guests dining when we called in. A dedicated children’s menu is also available for little ones. The 6oz beefburger served in a bun with red onion chutney, sliced tomatoes, salad, skinny fries and a gherkin was hugely tempting, but the seafood main-dishes caught my eye. My partner chose the baked Camembert served with artisan bread and red onion marmalade to start, while I enjoyed crispy salt and pepper squid paired with sweet chili jam. Next up was the succulent pan-roasted fillet of hake atop fresh pea spinach and crayfish risotto, and the sublime sea bass served with summer vegetables and new potatoes, wild garlic and basil pesto. Both dishes were a hit. We chose the delectable Belgian waffles with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream to round things off. The indulgent sticky toffee pudding and warm custard was perfectly executed and did just the trick.
Sarah and Mark’s humble attitude towards their thriving business is woven into The Partridge Inn’s foundations and is refl ected in the beautifully presented dishes served. We will be returning to this lovely establishment situated in a stunning setting for sure.