The Heathcock recently opened under new management in 2018 but is already making waves due to the combination of exquisite food and superb range of ale, craft beer and intriguing wine on offer. This charming pub is the ideal place for everything from refreshing drinks and light lunches to hearty three-course meals. The tasteful interior combines contemporary style with traditional touches to create a welcoming and relaxed ambience, alongside the attentive and friendly staff who are more than happy to help during your visit.
The Heathcock delivers unpretentious, locally sourced food that’s put together with real flair and finesse. The menu changes regularly, though you might expect to find starters such as hand-dived scallops with button mushrooms, smoked bacon and apple, and pork terrine and pickles. To follow, plump for the rare roast venison haunch served in red wine with wild mushrooms and Dauphinoise potatoes, or the steamed brill served with braised octopus, fennel and green sauce. You’ll also find tasty sharing dishes such as whole wild salt-baked sea bass accompanied by fennel and crab mayo. The popular Sunday lunch is not to be missed and booking in advance is recommended. The Heathcock is the perfect place to enjoy a quality tipple, whether to complement a lovely meal, or to sip while chatting with friends. This is a true gem that visitors come away raving about.