Set in the delightful village of Ley Hill, this beautiful 16th-century pub was once the place where condemned prisoners would drink a ‘last and final ale’ on the way to the nearby gallows. During World War II, Glen Miller and Clark Gable cycled here for a pint from the Air Force base at Bovingdon. These days, it is a free house offering a warm welcome, real ales and good food, plus a large inglenook fireplace and original beams. Pan-fried fillet of sea bream with Lyonnaise potato, poached baby fennel and roasted cherry tomatoes; steak and kidney pie; or chicken and chorizo tagliatelle are typical choices. Look out for the summer beer festival in August.
Open all year
Days closed: Mon
Opening times: 12-2.30 5.30-11 (Sun 12-4)
Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2.30
Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6.30-9.30
Food and drink
Real ales: St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Tring Side Pocket for a Toad, guest ales