The Packhorse

The Packhorse

Traditional

0.5 miles
Woodcote Road, Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, RG4 7UG

The Packhorse looks and feels like a rambling country house, and its cosy rooms are filled with the comfortable chatter of its many guests. The rapport that the staff have with customers is refreshing in these busy modern times.

If you enjoy dining al fresco, there’s seating for up to 120 people in the immaculate garden, which overlooks open countryside. This formed the perfect setting for my starter of crab and prawn filo parcel served with pak choi, ginger salad and mango salsa. My wife’s roasted tomato, red pepper and basil soup was packed with flavour. Both of the mains were works of art. The braised shoulder of lamb was meltingly tender and came with Dauphinoise potatoes, vegetables and rosemary gravy. My partner’s Chinese-style pork ribs were sticky, sweet and admirably different, and the accompanying fries and Chinese salad went down a treat.

It would have been wrong to leave without sampling the desserts. The dark chocolate torte with chocolate ice cream was rich and moreish and the vanilla cheesecake with its blood orange sorbet accompaniment was absolutely beautiful, so we had to share both. This CAMRA Pub of the Season has over 100 different gins to discover, as well as a great range of ale.


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Opening Hours:
Mon:11.30am-11pm
Tues:11.30am-11pm
Weds:11.30am-11pm
Thurs:11.30am-11pm
Fri:11.30am-11pm
Sat:11.30am-11pm
Sun:11.30am-10.30pm
Food Served Times:
Mon:noon-9pm
Tues:noon-9pm
Weds:noon-9pm
Thurs:noon-9pm
Fri:noon-9.30pm
Sat:noon-9.30pm
Sun:noon-9pm
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