A beautiful thatched, mellow stone pub in a hilly village of venerable, reed-roofed cottages at the edge of The Cotswolds. With roses round the door and a cosy courtyard for long summer evenings, it's the idyllic rural inn. With a brace and more of real ales, including local brewers, proprietors and classically trained chefs Damian and Debbie Bradley skilfully produce a regularly changing menu of contemporary dishes. Start perhaps with baked fresh scallops with spinach and mornay sauce; or go straight to a main dish like pave of Shetland salmon with red wine risotto and a fennel and leek compote; baked tartlet of aubergine, tomato chutney, spinach and red onion marmalade; or pork belly confit served with bubble and squeak and a shallot cream sauce.
Closed: 25 December
Days closed: Monday (excluding bank holidays)
Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Saturday to Sunday all day)