A pretty 17th-century pub with a large garden set on the skew in the middle of the village; experts have deduced from the positioning of its wooden beams and open fireplaces that it was originally two cottages. Experienced publicans Ian Neale and Lisa Neale have established a good reputation and the pub goes from strength to strength. They have transformed the pub’s land into a productive kitchen garden producing seasonal fruit and vegetables for their menus, and their chickens do their part too, laying a surplus of eggs. The tempting modern menus might offer a starter of pork and chorizo terrine, chutney, pickles and toast; or salt beef stovie, fried egg, mustard sauce. Following on could be Densham’s pork and sage sausages, mash potato, honey-roasted carrots, gravy; fillet of brill, girolle mushrooms, sweetcorn purée, grilled potatoes and pancetta; or The Red Lion burger with chunky chips.