A 300-year-old, black-and-white free house, 200 metres above sea level and the only pub left on the lovely Bromyard Downs. Breweries not too far away supply Shropshire Lad, Black Pear and Pure Gold real ales. A look at the menu reveals a comforting list of home-made dishes, including steak and kidney pie; beef chilli; and Stilton, leek and apple crumble. Curries make a good showing too, with Thai green, chicken tikka masala and vegetable balti. Batting for the fish team are breaded wholetail scampi; plaice goujons; and battered haddock. Burgers, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, baguettes and salads are other possibilities.
Closed: 25 December
Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
Opening times: 12–3 6–10/11
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A44 at Bromyard take B4203 towards Stourport-on-Severn. Approximately 1.5 miles, pub signed.