This charming 18th-century coaching inn was sold for development in 2002 but rescued after the villagers stepped in. It re-opened six years later and has never looked back. A good selection of snacks and sandwiches is available at lunchtime, or you can choose from the main menu. A meal might begin with a salad – maybe Hampshire goats’ cheese and roasted beetroot, before moving on to dressed Mudeford crab with Jersey Royal, pea and avocado salad; or roasted John Dory, served with gently spice aubergine and spinach ‘caviar’. Boozy bread and butter pudding finishes things off nicely.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Food and drink
Real ales: Bowman Ales Swift One, Timothy Taylor Landlord