A charming, family-run free house that is 300 years old but may not look it at first glance. Giveaways are the low beams and open fireplaces in the bar, now complemented by wooden floors, modern fabrics and wall-mounted coach-lamps. Bar meals are served every lunchtime (except Monday) and evening, from the extensive menu. Look out for choices like an 8oz fillet steak; cod goujons with chips and peas; poached salmon salad; leek and Wensleydale potato cakes with spicy relish; or spinach and ricotta cannelloni, rich tomato sauce with parmesan. A paddock adjoining the large beer garden runs down to the River Derwent.