Chatty village local with fine range of local ciders and perries, and popular food
The good pub guide review
This welcoming pub is a cider lover's dream. The long-serving landlord makes four ciders (and keeps a couple of guests too) and serves around two dozen bottled ciders and perries from within a 15-mile radius. They also hold regular weekend events with live music, beer, cider and perry. Also, Ledbury Bitter and Wye Valley Butty Bach and HPA on handpump and several wines by the glass. The bar has painted farmhouse and other wooden chairs, upholstered settles and rustic tables on wooden flooring, an open fire and two woodburning stoves, some standing timbers and stools against the bar counter; background music, darts and board games. There's a garden bar with marvellous views and outdoor cooking on special nights. Seven new bedrooms are available through Airbnb. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
Pleasing food includes sandwiches, fig, mozzarella and prosciutto salad, baked camembert with garlic and rosemary (to share), roasted aubergine with babaganoush and quinoa, venison chilli con carne, hake, chorizo and bean cassoulet with spring beans, ox cheek burger with monterey jack cheese and fries, Mediterranean vegetable quiche and puddings such as lavender brûlée, summer berry cheesecake and chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream.
A real village freehouse at the heart of the village