Dog in a Doublet
Country inn with produce from own farm, tasty food and local ales, friendly service and seats outside; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
With plenty of good walks right outside the door and the River Nene and one of the biggest lock gates in Europe just across the road, this makes a fine setting for lunch. The bar has sofas, comfortable seats and an open fire. Ales on handpump change regularly, from breweries like Heritage, and there 10 wines by the glass and three farm ciders. The restaurant leads off and has an open kitchen, solid wooden dining chairs around farmhouse tables, prints on red-painted walls and a monthly live pianist; background music and bar games. A deli counter offers their own produce and treats from further afield too. Outside, there are brightly painted picnic-sets under a gazebo. The eight bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and their own balconies, and they also have a campsite and farm.
The good pub guide food review
Enjoyable food uses free-range eggs, home-grown vegetables and home-reared pigs from their small farm and makes much use of the grill: courgette and flower stuffed with chive cream cheese, half or whole lobster mac and cheese, cured brisket in pho broth with veg and Thai herbs, 'hearth-style' Sunday roasts (including meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan options), and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding and passion-fruit and clotted cream crème brûlée with lavender shortbread; they also offer breakfasts (8.30-10.30am).