Handsome old place with good ales, quite a choice of tasty food and seats outside; bedrooms
The good pub guide review
You'll get hearty portions of good country cooking and a cheerful welcome at this family-run inn. The opened-up rooms have solid rustic tables surrounded by an attractive mix of wooden or high-backed black leather chairs, artwork on pale-painted walls above a red dado, and a big gilt-edged mirror above a woodburning stove in an ornate fireplace; background music. Bar chairs line the counter where they keep Exmoor Ale and two guests from the likes of Otter or Quantock on handpump, ten wines by the glass, and local farm cider in the summer. The sheltered outside terrace has raffia-style chairs and tables and cushioned wall seating under parasols. The two bedrooms are comfortable and breakfasts are continental.
The good pub guide food review
Well liked food includes sandwiches, roasted butternut squash risotto with crispy sage, grilled goats cheese with pickled beetroot and toasted pine nuts, salt beef brisket with sourdough and pickles, burger with toppings, coleslaw and chips, steak and kidney pie with chips, Tuscan bean stew with rosemary, tomato, pine nuts and grilled polenta, confit duck leg with truffle mash and cherry sauce, and puddings such as cinnamon poached pear with stem ginger ice-cream, and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and clotted cream.