There can be few pubs in the country that have acquired their name by virtue of a ‘For Sale’ sign. One was planted outside the pub for so long during a change of ownership that the locals dispensed with the old name in favour of the name of the estate agent on the board. Since taking over Robert and Mandy Knowles have certainly made their mark at this long, low, stone-built partly thatched building dating from 1721. Inside, the pub has plenty of offer: stone fireplaces with log fires, quarry-tiled floors, scrubbed wood tables and five intimate dining rooms. In the timeless and beamed snug bar, real ales such as Grainstore Ten Fifty lift the heart, boding well for excellent value dishes like tian of prawn and crayfish; steak, ale and shallot pie with a medley of roast root vegetables; or pan-fried fillet of sea bass with sweet potato risotto and tiger prawns. Try the sticky toffee pudding and butterscotch sauce for afters.
Open all year
Days closed: Sunday evening, Monday
Opening times: 12–3 6–10.30 (Sunday 12–3.30)
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–3.30
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Main course from11.50
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A1 follow Stretton signs, 1st right into village.