Welcoming old pub with a chocolate workshop next door
At a glance
Originally a farrier’s, the buildings here are around 250 years old; the pub has been here for at least a century, while the main kitchen, a farm shop and a chocolate workshop now occupy the smithy and stables in the courtyard. Inside, numerous original features and old beams are supplemented by antique furniture, and sea-grass matting completes the warm and welcoming atmosphere. A typical menu presents mains such as beef, mushroom and red wine casserole; cod with garlic roast vegetables; and braised lamb shank in rosemary and garlic sauce. Try bread and butter pudding or treacle oat tart for dessert.
Closed: 25–26 and 31 December to 1 January
Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
Opening times: 11.30–2.30 5.30–11 (Sunday 12–3)
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
5 miles from M1 junction 23a. Pub in village centre.