The first thing you notice as you enter the bar at The Potters Arms is the comfy-looking leather Chesterfield and armchairs arranged around the impressive inglenook and large log fire. Keep walking and you will reach the restaurant, which serves a selection of pub classics and, for those looking for something a little more sophisticated, there are options like confit duck leg and slow-roasted lamb shoulder, alongside a selection of daily specials.
I started with bubble and squeak, topped with rich and velvety Hollandaise sauce and a perfectly runny poached egg, served with a rasher of smoked bacon. My partner opted for the homemade fishcake, which was full of flavour and nicely textured. I followed with the pie of the day, which in this instance was pork, apple and ginger, delivered in a china pot and topped with an enormous puff pastry lid. It looked spectacular and didn’t disappoint. Portions here are hearty but it’s hard to resist dessert with such scrumptious food on offer. Despite feeling quite satisfied, we still found room for a delicious homemade apple and rhubarb crumble and a chocolate and caramel fudge cake to finish, before retiring to the bar to settle into that inviting Chesterfield, feeling perfectly content.