With fine beer from Flying Monk Brewery, alley-skittles and a strong menu of both old-style and contemporary dishes, who would ever want to leave this character Cotswold village retreat? Not John Rattlebone, that's for sure; this Saxon warrior's name lives on as does his restless spirit that occasionally manifests itself here. The interior is one of beams, flagged floors, log-burners and golden stone, and walled gardens enclose three boules pistes and sheltered patios, ideal for the July cider festival. Country bistro home cooking is the style here; kick-in with devilled kidneys on rosemary focaccia, then chow down to Cumberland sausage, creamy mash, crispy leeks with a honey and Dijon mustard sauce.
Open all year
Open all week
Opening times: 12–3 5–11 (Friday to Saturday 12–12 Sunday 12–11)
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Main course from9.95
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M4 junction 17, A429 to Malmesbury. 2 miles after passing petrol station at Stanton St Quentin, turn left signed Sherston.