When this free house opened in 1819, on the northern edge of the village overlooking open farmland and woods – just as today – it must have delighted the woodsmen and coach drivers visiting the farrier next door. Real ale pumps lined up on the herringbone-patterned, brick-fronted bar dispense brews from the likes of Hop Back and Harvey's breweries. The regularly changing menu features many pub favourites – steak and Stilton pie; slow-roasted pork belly; and as fresh fish is delivered twice a week all the way from Cornwall, there’ll be beer-battered cod and chips.
Closed: 25 December to 3 January
Days closed: Monday lunch, Tuesday lunch, Sunday evening
Opening times: Monday and Tuesday 7–11 Wednesday 12–2.30 7–11 Thursday to Friday 12–2.30 5.30–11 Saturday 12–3 6.30–11 Sunday 12–3
Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12–2
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 7–9
Food and drink
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M3 junction 6, A339 towards Newbury. Right signed Ramsdell. Right at church, then 1st left into White Hart Lane.