The atmosphere of much of this 17th-century coaching inn is still firmly of the past, especially in the open-fired bar, where the hand-tooled oak beams and posts, and timeworn flagstone and wooden floors shrug off the passage of time. Contrast then the 21st-century chic lounge, with leather sofas and chairs, low tables and greenery while outside, sheltering the patio and flowery garden, stands a magnificent old oak tree. Beers are Rebellion IPA and Smuggler and there are 14 wines by the glass. The two AA-Rosette restaurant menu features ever-changing dishes such as calves' liver with olive oil mash, bacon and green beans; coconut crusted cod with wilted spinach and chorizo butter sauce; and Stilton and red onion tart.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 12-12
Lunch opening: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-10, Sunday 12-9.30