Lovely old village local with good food and drink, and a perfect stop on the Cotswold Way
The good pub guide review
This 300-year-old stone-built local sits in the centre of an attractive village surrounded by countryside. Lying on the Cotswold Way, it is, unsurprisingly, popular with walkers, cyclists and runners. Refurbished a couple of years ago, the single-room bar is dominated by a superb hewn-oak bar counter that divides it into separate distinct drinking areas; also a woodburning stove and flagstone flooring. There's Otter Bitter and up to five guests on handpump, three traditional ciders and a good choice of gins including examples from small-batch distillers. Service is efficient and friendly. Regular events include themed drink tastings, quiz nights, live music, beer pairings and special food evenings. There are pleasant outdoor seating areas to the front and side.
The good pub guide food review
The tasty, seasonal food - they describe it as 'traditional food with a twist of modernity' ' includes sandwiches, smoked haddock and mussel chowder, roast squash, beetroot and roast onion salad with whipped goats cheese, nduja-crusted cod fillet with confit tomato, potato rösti and spinach and pea velouté, pan-roasted pork loin with lyonnaise potato and sauce diane, fennel- and ricotta-stuffed peppers with toasted pine nuts, couscous and tomato and parsley sauce, and puddings such as lemon posset with raspberry sorbet and shortbread and double chocolate sundae and brownie with fudge sauce.