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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Rebooted Tudor inn with comforting brasserie classics

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

We often comment on Tudor inns carefully converted to preserve their original character, but the epithet 'crazy' is the clue that a different approach, to put it mildly, has been adopted here. Pink cushioned walls, a leopard-print carpet, big steel mirrors and a kind of herringbone overhead wine store set the scene for what's on offer in the English arm of the operation. The substantial list of contemporary brasserie food majors in comfort-oriented classics, such as scallops and black pudding with pea purée, followed by beef, ale and mushroom pie with champ potatoes. End with apple tart Tatin with vanilla ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10
  • All day dining


  • Chef: Martin Picken

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 21
  • Wines over £30: 235
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 140
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 140

Getting here

M40 junct 7, A329. In 4m left after petrol station, left into Bear Lane

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