Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
This delightful pub is a popular destination for everyone from large groups and families to couples and their four-legged friends. Housed in an attractive building that dates back to the 17th century, inside you’ll find rustic features such as flagstone flooring, exposed red brickwork and mismatched wooden tables. Flickering cathedral candles and brown Chesterfi eld sofas add to the cosy ambience.
If you’re popping in for a drink, choose from a comprehensive selection of well-kept beers that includes eight Badger ales, and there’s an extensive wine list too. Those dining are treated to a host of well-executed classics and innovative new creations. I started with skewers of roasted tempeh, cherry tomatoes and red peppers flavoured with smoked paprika and maple syrup. A wonderful flavour combination, the subtle notes of maple and paprika worked perfectly with the juicy veg. My husband enjoyed a classic starter of whitebait with tartare sauce, which provided a delicious opening to the meal. For the main course we found a range of tempting options including West Country sirloin steak, beer-battered fish and chips and a selection of tasty burgers. After much deliberation, I plumped for the moreish homity pie served with carrot mash, Savoy cabbage and roasted tomato sauce. My companion’s braised chicken leg in a tomato, red pepper, courgette and smoky chorizo stew was both comforting and mouth-watering.