The Church Inn might look like a sleepy village pub, but don't be fooled. This charming building houses a lively, family-run restaurant that's been pleasing diners for over 15 years. The night we visited, it was full of happy punters enjoying the eclectic menu. I began with Thai chicken 'Bang Bang' - sliced chicken breast, peanuts, garlic, red chilli and coconut milk with sticky rice. My companion chose from the table d'hote menu (excellent value at £11.95 for three courses), picking a delightful starter of seasonal melon, pineapple and blackcurrant sorbet. For the main course, I selected the lamb shoulder, slow-cooked in onion and mint gravy with bubble and squeak and Bury black pudding. This was perfect; the tender meat literally fell from the bone. My companion sampled scrumpy pork with cider, apple and sage sauce, accompanied by seasonal vegetables and a very generous bowl of chips. Somehow we found room to sample a trio of puddings: sticky toffee, bread and butter and (the highlight) rice pudding with rhubarb compote - the thick, creamy rice was perfectly offset by the tart flavour of the rhubarb. The Church offers a weekly three-course Sunday lunch for £10.95 and also hosts special events throughout the year - we plan on returning for their 'Beaujolais Nouveau' night.