Owned by TV chef Chris Coubrough, this 17th-century former coaching inn overlooks a tree-lined green. Contemporary decor blends effortlessly with the bar’s ancient beams and other old-world charms. Whether you eat in the bar, the restaurant, the Orangery, or outside with its great views, the menus offer modern British and internationally influenced dishes. Gluten, meat and dairy free dishes are handily collected into dedicated menus. A selection of options include starters like venison and black pudding scotch egg; or marinated chicken wings, salmon belly, smoked chicken and peanut salad and a chorizo and crab spring roll; and mains like potato gnocchi sautéed with butternut, pecan, sage and goats cheese; or plaice fillets and prawns poached in a lime leaf and chilli broth with noodles and seasonal greens. There could be cinnamon apple puff with ice cream; or kiwi and passionfruit Pavlova with fruit coulis for afters.