This pub is an absolute gem (& happens to be my local!). Jon & Katie manage it brilliantly - hands-on with an eye on everything, the staff say hi as you walk through the door, the interior is up-to-date but cosy & relaxed with a huge log fire on cold days, & the food is AWESOME!
Seriously, from the home-made bar 'nibbles' that vary regularly to the monthly 'food theme' nights (book early!) just about everything is made on site using high quality ingredients. Portion sizes are generous but you can ask for a half portion of most things - ask if it's important! Variety is always wide making your biggest dilemma choosing what to have!
Dogs are always welcome & don't tell them but there's a jar of bickies on the bar. Children are welcome if they're well behaved (ok, I added that last bit). There's always a range of guest beers plus a well-stocked gin shelf.
And upstairs is a heavenly lounge with help-yourself tea, coffee & local cakes & big squishy sofas with a pile of magazines, shelves of books to bring-&-borrow & even local cards & craft items.
Hours vary between seasons & can vary by week so check on Facebook & bookings are always advisable on weekends.
I can't say any more - since I moved to the village I've barely been anywhere else & only at someone else's request, there honestly isn't a thing I'd change! I hate to share it really - but I want it to be successful & stay open!