Our outside space is now open – Hooray!
We can now welcome bookings from groups of up to 6 people from mixed households (excluding children under 11 and carers), to enjoy some alfresco eating and drinking. We do have outside areas that can be booked online from April 26th and May 17th or alternatively, we are keeping some tables aside should you just want to pop down and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat without a booking. (Please note, during busy times, there may be a wait for tables without a booking. Also, from May 17th when we’re able to open inside the pub(!), you won’t be able to book outside tables online. Any bookings made from May 17th will be for inside the pub).
Whilst we are obviously all keeping everything crossed for good weather, it’s best to come prepared for every eventuality, so wrap up warm, bring a blanket and perhaps even an umbrella, just in case. If the heavens do open, we’re really sorry but we won’t be able to allow you to shelter inside the pub. We can't wait to see you all again.
Click and Collect
We are pleased to say our Click & Collect menu is continuing! That way you won't miss us too much (and vice versa!). Simply follow the link below for all the info and to place an order:
We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
You will find our pub down a long sweeping drive with majestic trees, overlooking a small lake surrounded by hills and hollows. We have plenty of picnic benches on the lawn and parasoled terraces to enjoy the beautiful views and gardens, dining or drinking al fresco.
Inside it's just as lovely - a 16th Century inglenook fireplace, nooks and crannies everywhere and history seeping through its veins.
It's a gorgeous environment to dine in, from our menus that are created daily from fresh, local produce, dreamt up by our talented team of chefs who cater for lighter appetites as well as those wanting hearty British pub classics. Equally it's a great drinking environment in our bar areas that offer a haven for dogs and their owners who love to try a myriad of fine whiskies, gins and real ales
Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day before 12 noon so that you may peruse them at your leisure.
Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:
2020 Good Pub Guide
- Good Pub Guide1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub of the Year2006
- AA Pub Guide2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
- Good Beer Guide2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
- Michelin Guide: Pubs1999, 2009, 2010
- Which? Guide to Country Pubs2001, 2004
- Alistair Sawday2008, 2009
- Harden's Guides Top UK Restaurants2000, 2001