I dropped into the watership down last Friday evening, having previously been once before when it was under different management, and was thoroughly impressed with the makeover. The ambience was warm and welcoming with an informal vibe. Food was lovely, skillfully cooked, well presented, and served by cheery members of staff. Thankfully the portions were also robust, which I’ve often found to be an issue elsewhere with places moving towards the gastro-pub scene. The menu has all the usual pub favourites but also some more interesting options with the trio of venison, rabbit, and pheasant burgers an intriguing offering that I, unfortunately, didn’t get to sample on this occasion. The bar was relaxed with a good choice of seating from the fireside to the conservatory. I found there to be a good selection of beers, including a curious local ale that was distinctly green (intentionally I might add).
I’ll definitely return soon and am particularly looking forward to long lazy summer evenings here, which is where this pub will be in its element!
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