Tucked away in a secluded Dickensian-style courtyard, this small inn is in a quiet, off-the-road location. In fact, little has changed here since this former coaching inn and stables was granted a licence in the 1840s. Food is available lunchtime and evenings in the bar; choices range from sandwiches and salads to plenty of daily-fresh fish (sea bass, pollock and crab among the choices) and traditional meat dishes. Italian specialities are a prominent feature on account of the owners’ heritage; try one of the pizzas, perhaps the Adrian special (mushroom, olive, salami, spinach, bolognese, chilli and Stilton); spinach cannelloni, or tagliatelle carbonara. Desserts also have an Italian bias – perhaps zabaglione, tiramisù or cassata. If you want something not-so-Italian, there's still plenty of choice.