Ease into the compact little bar here, squeeze into a space near the eye-catching inglenook and live the Cotswold dream, with local Stanney Bitter mirroring the colour of the mellow thatched stone cottages in this picture-postcard hamlet. The patio, terrace and garden are all ideal on summer evenings in this most tranquil spot, lost amidst lanes and tracks below tree-fringed hilltops. The traditional, well-considered menu may offer a creamy beetroot risotto starter with chicken, ham and leek pie or lamb shank to follow; the intimate dressed-stone walled restaurant area is a peaceful retreat from the popular bar.
Closed: 25 December
Days closed: Monday lunch (excluding bank holidays)
Opening times: 11.30-2.30 5.30-close (Friday to Saturday 11.30-11 Sunday 12-10.30)
Lunch opening: Tuesday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-4
Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6-8
Food and drink
Real ales: Stanway Stanney Bitter, Wickwar, Wye Valley, North Cotswold Windrush