Relaxed and friendly pub with a snug character bar opening into civilised dining areas ' good value
The good pub guide review
This cosy, inviting pub serves quality food at a reasonable price. The snug parquet-floored bar on the left has assorted bucket armchairs around low, chunky, mahogany-coloured tables, brightly cushioned wall benches, team photographs and shelves of books; the black beams are strung with dried hops. Wye Valley Bitter and Butty Bach on handpump, cider made on site, eight wines by the glass and locally produced spirits from Chase, all served by notably cheerful staff; daily papers, background music and board games. The bar opens into a comfortable bare-boards dining lounge with stripy plush banquettes and a coal fire. Beyond that is a pitched-ceiling restaurant area with more banquettes and big country prints; through slatted blinds you can see a sunken terrace with contemporary tables, and a garden with teak tables and picnic-sets. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
The standard of food is high and includes open sandwiches, prawn tempura, mac 'n' cheese, pan-fried sea bass fillet with new potatoes and walnut pesto, slow-roasted pork belly with roast potatoes and gravy, honey roast ham with egg and chips, sweet potato and spinach curry, and desserts such as sticky toffee pudding and raspberry and white chocolate brûlée.