Only just outside Bristol yet surrounded by trees and fields, The Plough Inn is a proper country pub. We enjoyed a pint in the spacious, family-friendly beer garden before moving indoors to the smaller of the two separate dining rooms. There was a lively atmosphere in the bar, with karaoke next door, and a very warm welcome from landlord Dave McLeod and his staff. From the menu of classic pub favourites, we began by sharing creamy Stilton mushrooms served on crispy fried French bread with lashings of delicious sauce and a large mixed salad. This was followed by melt-in-the-mouth faggots from the specials board, made by Parry’s butchers in nearby Alveston, and steak and onion pie, homemade with meat from Easter Compton Farm Shop just up the road. Full though I was, I couldn’t resist white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, and I’m glad I didn’t – it was superb.