KILPECK, HR2 9DN
Kilpeck is famous for its Romanesque church, a few minutes' walk from this 250-year-old whitewashed pub that's run by chef patron Ross Williams. Commendably green, the pub uses a wood-pellet burner for underfloor heating; rainwater to flush the loos; and solar panels for hot water. Typical dishes might include pan-fried duck livers with brandy and pink peppercorn sauce and sourdough toast; local venison braised with red wine and chestnuts, parsnip mash and flower sprouts; roast breast and confit pheasant leg, straw potatoes and bread sauce; and rhubarb crème brûlée. The bar stocks local real ales, and draught cider from Westons in Much Marcle.