Bustling pub with cosy old-fashioned bar rooms, a fine choice of drinks and food, friendly service and sheltered garden
The good pub guide review
People love this pub for its famous two-in-one pies, which they've been serving for four decades. The relaxed bar with its good choice of drinks and the warm welcome from helpful staff are cherries on top of the cake (or pie'). Three cosily old-fashioned rooms have open fires, stripped stone walls and antique settles, country chairs and window seats. The black-beamed ceiling of the lounge bar is thickly festooned with black ironware ' sheep shears, gin traps, lamps and a large collection of keys, many from the old Longfords Mill opposite the pub. Upstairs is a raftered hayloft with an engaging mix of rustic tables. Wadworths 6X and guest beers such as Clavell & Hind Blunderbuss, Prescott Hill Climb and Uley Old Spot Prize Strong Ale on handpump, 18 wines (and champagne and prosecco) by the glass, farm cider, 12 malt whiskies and 20 gins. A sheltered landscaped garden at the back has picnic-sets under umbrellas. Good disabled access and facilities.
The good pub guide food review
The renowned two-in-one pies (also available for home baking) come in a divided bowl ' one half contains the filling of your choice (perhaps steak, kidney and stout, salmon in cream sauce, or root vegetables with beans and pulses in tomato sauce) with a pastry topping, the other half with home-made cauliflower cheese (or broccoli mornay or root vegetables). Also, lunchtime paninis and baked potatoes, lasagne, omelette, breaded brie wedges with cranberry sauce, pâté of the day, baked gnocchi in herby tomato sauce, chicken kiev, home-cooked ham and eggs, stew with dumplings, fish pie, and puddings such as dark chocolate mousse and sticky toffee pudding.