Bustling, enjoyable little pub with good food and wine, several real ales and seats outside
The good pub guide review
Completely refurbished not so long ago, this 17th-c village pub tastefully incorporates new and old features, offers excellent food at reasonable prices and has an impressive range of drinks. No wonder it's so popular. What was the upstairs skittle alley is now a rather smart restaurant with open rafters and an interesting menu. The downstairs linked rooms have original character with flagstone and wooden floors, restored furniture along with newer comfortable seating, and woodburning stoves. Drinks include their house ale Seven Tuns, Hook Norton Hooky, Otter Amber, Old Diary and a guest on handpump, farm cider, 14 wines by the glass from a large and thoughtful list and 23 whiskies, served by friendly, helpful staff; board games. You can sit outside at the front and back of the building; boules. Disabled access. Nearby walks are good but many customers are keen to visit the nearby Roman villa (National Trust).
The good pub guide food review
Quite a choice of well regarded food includes sandwiches, tiger prawn caesar salad, pork, red wine and fennel sausage with pickles, breaded artichokes with green beans, olives and rocket, wagyu burger with black garlic ketchup and chips, smoked haddock risotto with black pudding, veal schnitzel with garlic and parmesan, courgette, cauliflower and squash tagine with couscous, and puddings such as chocolate terrine with honeycomb and praline sauce, and rhubarb posset with poached and jellied rhubarb.