This 18th-century pub and restaurant is run by French-trained chef Mark Ramsden and his wife Lisa. The stunning interior features antique furniture, sandstone and oak floors and a glass-covered well. Its patio overlooks the River Piddle, or Puddle, as prim Victorians preferred to call it. Mark uses the best local produce for dishes such as ham hock and smoked chicken terrine; crispy fried king prawns with an Asian slaw, coriander, mint, crispy shallots and sweet chilli; Blue Vinny and spinach risotto with rocket salad; whole roasted partridge, poached quince, braised red cabbage, mashed potato, juniper and red wine jus; Black Forest sundae; and baked vanilla cheesecake with fresh berries, raspberry sauce and white chocolate.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 11.30–3 6–11 (Saturday to Sunday 11.30–11)
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday to Sunday 12–9
Dinner: Monday to Friday 6–9, Saturday to Sunday 12–9
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
Take A35 westbound, right onto B3143, Piddlehinton in 4 miles.