The Manor House
Coventry Road, Fillongley, CV7 8ET
As its name suggests, this charming pub was a manor house until the turn of the century, and part of it dates back to the 1600s. Run by husband-and-wife team Stuart and Julie Gray, The Manor House is a popular haunt with locals and visitors to the area alike – not to mention the supposed resident ghosts, the property’s 1911 inhabitants. Stuart says: ‘I’ve not seen them myself, and I don’t expect to – but I’ve certainly seen plenty of spirits behind the bar’. Those embarking on the nearby circular six-mile walk will be glad to retire to the cosy surroundings of The Manor House to enjoy some hearty, home-cooked traditional fare washed down with a pint of well-kept ale. Visit on a Sunday for the ever-popular Sunday roast. The Manor House is popular all year round, but especially during the summer, when the garden is filled with local families and groups of friends enjoying the sunshine – there’s even a play area for the little ones. The pub also hosts a day-long music event every summer.