The Old Spot Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
This quaint, popular pub offers a great choice of high-quality family favourites, cooked perfectly and served with a smile. The ethos here is all about enjoying excellent value food and drink in an easy-going atmosphere – what’s not to love? It has also been named a CAMRA National Pub of the Year thanks to its focus on real ale.
When we visited, the place was buzzing with convivial chatter and although we were presented with plenty of tasty choices, deciding what to tuck into was easy. I chose the beautiful steak and ale pie from the specials menu, which came with smooth, creamy mash and a crumbly pastry top. My partner savoured sea trout, served on a bed of sweet, slow-cooked Provençale vegetables. Both dishes were generously portioned and delicious. We washed these down with a pint of ale from the ever-changing local supply. The desserts were of particular note – the crème brûlée was rich and creamy, and the chocolate and almond steamed sponge, smothered in gorgeous, thick chocolate sauce was a revelation.
This traditional pub has a great reputation with locals and travellers alike for its food and ambience, but it’s the staff that make it extra special – they’re always on-hand to help and are knowledgeable about the menus. We’ll be back to try the traditional Sunday roast that also comes in half sizes at half the price for little ones.