Award-winning food and local ales a short detour from the M4
At a glance
Open all year
Just 15 minutes from the M4 in the heart of Calne, this 16th-century former coaching inn was once home to the local brewery and the courtyard still retains the medieval brew house. Owned by Arkell's, the bar showcases that brewery’s beers including Moonlight. The award-winning dishes include seared sea trout, smoked roe, cucumber, radish, sea vegetables to start; followed by confit duck leg, celeriac purée, garlic mash, sour cherries, purple sprouting broccoli. Finish with elderflower gin and champagne jelly, Earl Grey posset and gooseberry compôte. Or enjoy a pub classic from the lounge menu with favourites such as ham, egg and chips and fish and chips.