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Smart pub, modern menus, friendly service

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Sports TV
Wheelchair access

This was The Clayton Arms for nearly half a century, named after Sir Robert Clayton who built it in 1679 on becoming Lord Mayor of London. Today the house’s spacious spick-and-span interior mixes cosy corners with comfortably furnished drinking and dining areas, to create a smart country town pub in the true British tradition. The staff’s smiling faces, well cared for real ales, and impressive modern menus all combine to make the Grouse & Ale an inviting venue for family and friends. With a drink and a menu, relax in the sun-trap courtyard. Choice is extensive and high on comfort appeal, but attention to detail, top quality ingredients and beautiful presentation have won awards for the kitchen. Deal with hungry children first: home-made fish fingers and skinny chips is a firm favourite, while pasta with tomato sauce topped with cheese appeals to those with more grown-up tastes. With the variety and high gastro appeal on offer, choosing a three-course special occasion dinner is not difficult.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Adnams Broadside, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Theakston Best Bitter, Rebellion
  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Main course from10.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

On B482 in village

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