The Gun Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
During our visit to The Gun Inn, it was clear to see just how popular this lovely venue is. The dining room is split into distinct restaurant and bar areas - you'll find all the hallmarks of a traditional pub, including low ceilings, exposed beams and Chesterfield sofas, as well as all the elegance of classic British dining. Full of content, relaxed diners savouring a leisurely Sunday lunch, The Gun Inn reassured us of its calibre and we set about ordering at once.
My thoroughly enjoyable starter of burnt pear, whipped Roquefort and pecan granola epitomised the style of the dining experience here rather well, presenting rustic flavours with style and finesse. My companion's smoked mackerel, beetroot carpaccio and wasabi was almost too pretty to be eaten. Many have heaped praise upon this establishment's Sunday roasts, including The Observer, so we were eager to sample these next. The turkey, sourced locally and slow roasted for maximum flavour, was exceptionally moist and we could certainly appreciate the acclaim. Meanwhile, the sirloin of grass-fed beef was served rare and with an enormous fluffy Yorkshire pudding - delicious.
Every Tuesday a little bit of France comes to this very English pub, with, amongst other French dishes, moules frites or steak frites on offer for just £10, including a glass of house wine. Monday night sees the American flag being flown and all-American burgers and hot dogs served. Providing tasty food in a relaxed setting, this is the kind of place you won't want to leave.