This compact brick-built inn stands in a rural village close to the resurgent Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal. Real ales from the local Ramsbury brewery flow from the bar, but it's for the excellent cuisine created by Neil Cooper that customers beat a path to the door. The accomplished menu offers an extensive range of dishes from lamb sweetbreads served with creamy puy lentils; or terrine of smoked ham hock and pigeon breast served with red onion marmalade. Then for mains, how about duck breast with braised red cabbage and sauté potatoes with a port wine sauce; or cassoulet of slow cooked rabbit with mixed beans, kale and chorizo? There are equally fulfilling sweets to finish. Accommodation allows diners to rest easy after a classy repast.