Enthusiastically run pub with own-brew beers, wide range of spirits, big-flavoured food and a buoyant atmosphere
The good pub guide review
This friendly and welcoming pub has a lively, cheerful feel, high quality food and a fine choice of drinks. The big-windowed bar is simply furnished: elegant stools against a mahogany counter, more stools and long cushioned pews by sturdy pale wooden tables on bare boards, an open fire in a pretty fireplace, blackboards listing food choices and lots of mirrors. As well as their own-brewed Black Boar, Phat Nancys IPA and Tiny Ale and a changing guest on handpump, you'll find good wines by the glass, around 100 malt whiskies and a large selection of gins. There's also a red-painted conservatory with red quarry tiles, a happy jumble of hops and house plants, books and old stone bottles on shelves, more mirrors and long benches and settles with scatter cushions around rustic tables.
The good pub guide food review
obust and good food from a changing menu includes roast cod with prawn and chorizo paella and samphire, home-made spinach gnocchi with wild mushrooms, rocket and blue cheese cream, pork faggotts with greens, mashed potato and gravy, roast ham with new potatoes, green beans and parsley sauce, chargrilled pork chop in bourbon and vanilla marinade with spicy couscous salad, and puddings such as white chocolate mousse and chocolate and almond brownie.