Family- and dog-friendly free house with a beautiful garden
At a glance
Open all year
With its name recalling a 19th-century, narrow-gauge, horse-drawn railway, this 16th-century inn is one of Eardisley's many traditional, black-and-white-timbered buildings. Wood-burning stoves warm the bar for the Wye Valley Butty Bach drinkers who, in summer, might be found playing boules in the garden. Landlords Mary and Kerry Vernon like to champion their 28-day-aged steaks. And quite right too, as a visit will confirm, although they'd understand if instead you chose Glamorgan sausages (Caerphilly cheese, leek and herb), warm tomato coulis and sweet potato fries; roasted loin of pork with stuffing, crackling and apple sauce; or one of their steak, ale and button mushroom pies.