On the fringe of the Forest of Dean, this old whitewashed pub exudes the charm of a village local, all flag-stoned floors, log fire, low beams and dog-friendly too. Four guest ales whet the whistle of passing ramblers, whilst those dining out will appreciate the quality pork raised by the pub’s owners. Look out for Mediterranean vegetable pasta bake; herb stuffed loin of pork with mustard mash and cider gravy; or duck breast with Cassis sauce. Specials introduce dishes featuring venison or pheasant to the well-balanced menu, taken in the bar or restaurant. The sunny garden is a good place to sit with a glass of local cider.