Built by the Earl of Crewe, this is a sympathetically refurbished 19th-century pub. Inside, the original beams and open fires are a reminder of the pub’s history, while the terrace is a more modern addition and perfect for summer dining. Up to eight real ales and two draught ciders testify to the pub’s serious attention to quality refreshments, and the Easter weekend beer festival shouldn't be missed. But diners are well rewarded too, with the kitchen producing seasonal menus driven by local produce. Sticky baby back ribs with braised cabbage, fennel and apple make an irresistible starter, and any main course served with beef dripping chips will not disappoint.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch opening: Mon-Thu 12-9.30, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-9
Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 12-9.30, Fri-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-9
Food and drink
Real ales: Stonehouse Station Bitter, 7 guest ales