This attractive 18th-century, stone-built pub stands in gardens overlooking the stunning church. It's a real local, the Tap Bar regularly used by the village darts team, their throwing arms lubricated by pints of Fool’s Nook ale. The menus in both the bar and charming conservatory restaurant rely extensively on locally sourced ingredients. In the spring, restaurant offerings are oriental duck salad with coriander dressing, followed by pie of the day with chips and peas. Hopefully there'll still be room for caramelised lemon tart.
Closed: 7–17 January
Days closed: Sunday evening January to May
Open all day
Opening times: 12–11 (Sunday 12–4 January to May)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–3 (Sunday 12–4 January to May)
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9 (Sunday 6–8 April to December)
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A605 between Peterborough and Oundle follow Fotheringhay signs.