A family-run free house dating back to 1750, overlooking the peaceful and picturesque common. Ask at the bar for three circular walks which will take you to a Knights Templar church of 1180, Skenfrith Castle, and panoramic views of Garway Hill. A good selection of real ales includes Butcombe and Otter Brewery, with Westons cider also on tap. Traditional pub food is based on high quality local ingredients – many of the producers are regulars in the bar. Share a platter of charcuterie or go for a starter of salmon and dill fishcakes or lamb meatballs served in a potjie (a small cooking pot; pronounced 'poykey'), followed by locally sourced steak; a hearty home-made pastry pie or one of their famous espetadas.