Barely 17 miles away as the crow flies, central London seems light years away from this lovely 16th-century coaching inn opposite the village green. Expect well-kept Timothy Taylor and Fuller's real ales. Brasserie food includes grilled salmon with a white wine butter sauce and new potatoes; or lamb shank with mustard mash, seasonal vegetables, redcurrant and rosemary gravy. The menu also lists pub classics such as bangers and mash; or cider-battered cod with mushy peas and chunky chips; check the daily specials too. Other attractions are a south-facing terraced garden and four bedrooms, two of which have original oak beams.