Maybe, like many, you'll have reached this modern-rustic pub along the Thames Path, which briefly leaves the river to run through Lower Shiplake and passes two minutes from its door. The dog-friendly bar is adorned with sporting memorabilia and is home to real ales from the nearby Loddon and Marlow breweries, and some 17 wines by the glass. Food-wise, there's plenty of modern British choice on the bar menu and the carte, including soft-boiled duck egg with porcini purée, pancetta, pine nuts and balsamic croute; and Cornish king scallops as starters; and mains such as pork osso bucco; sweet potato hache with creamed spinach, poached egg and bois boudran sauce; and Chiltern lamb rack with cashew nut crust, white bean cassoulet and pesto. For lunch, maybe an open sandwich or a Waldorf salad. The wine list extends to 60 bins, while owner Allan Hannah betrays his Scottish origins with over 40 malt whiskies. Summer Sunday barbecues are held in the pub's attractive garden.