The Cyder House Inn
Don your walking boots - this is one of the county's most popular walking areas. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Shackleford is brimming with 18th-Century Bargate-stone cottages. Surrounded by woodlands, meadows and views that will take your breath away, it's a quintessential British village that is home to an equally impressive restaurant. A local watering hole since 1880, the pub has been elevated in recent years to make it the fine British restaurant you see today. With the ingredients sourced as locally as possible, there are frequent, ever-changing specials. You might find yourself warming your cockles by the log fire and tucking into a hearty game casserole. Or, perhaps seat yourself in the garden and choose something seasonal from the main menu, such as crispy duck spring rolls served with sweet chilli and plum sauce, followed by Cajun Indian Ocean swordfish accompanied by roast asparagus, showered in a delectable basil-and-lime-infused oil. Finish up with one of their homemade desserts, such as the stem ginger cheesecake with creme fraiche and shavings of dark chocolate, teamed with a rich cup of coffee. Or take some time out for yourself with mango sorbet and shortbread while the children burn off some energy in the outdoor play area - truly relaxing.