Here in 1997 to attend a wedding, John F Kennedy's son and his wife stayed at this whitewashed, 17th-century village pub overlooking Carsington Water. With beams, bare brick, old photos, bric-a-brac and antique furniture spread liberally around an open-fire warmed interior, traditional character isn't hard to find. Settle with a pint, perhaps from the Wincle Brewery in Cheshire, and start considering the menu, on which might appear smoked fish chowder; oven-roasted sea bass with beurre blanc sauce; chicken Kiev; lamb rump; and wild mushroom arancini. In the garden is a boules court.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12-2.30 6-11 (Sunday 12-11)
Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-6.30