Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Housed in an attractive building that dates back to the 17th century, you’ll find The Moat, a popular destination for everyone from large groups and families to couples and their four-legged friends. Inside, rustic features such as flagstone flooring, exposed red brickwork and mismatched wooden tables make up the traditional setting, while flickering cathedral candles and brown Chesterfield sofas add to the cosy ambience. Beer-lovers can choose from the comprehensive selection of well-kept beers that includes eight Badger ales, and there’s an extensive wine list too.
I started with satisfyingly crisp cheese and beer croquettes served with tomato chutney. An innovative flavour combination that I’d not sampled before, the subtle hint of beer worked perfectly with the cheese. My husband enjoyed his tiger prawns served in their shells, which provided a gloriously messy and delicious start to the meal. For the main course we found a range of tempting options including confit duck, coq au vin, and the award-winning steak and Tanglefoot ale pie. After much deliberation, I plumped for the tasty spiced butternut squash and chickpea burger, which came served in a brioche bun with tzatziki and skin-on fries. My companion’s Badger beer-battered fish served with chips, tartare sauce and mushy peas was both comforting and mouth-watering, just as fish and chips should be. From the ample choice of popular puddings, we opted to end the meal with a few scoops of simple but delicious Salcombe Dairy ice cream.