We ate here with old friends who were in town for one night. We deliberated over all the choice in the area and settled for pub grub. This place is a classic with tiled interior, good selection of real ale and the speciality fo the house are the excellent pies.We drank Cottleigh Barn Owl from Somerset on draught; a classic old school bitter with good malty body and plenty of hops in the length. The pies all pleased - cottage, beef rib and ale, chicken and mushroom and a quiche all disappeared quickly. No cheese board sadly for the taste buds but just as well concerning the waistline. George Orwell drank here and the place must have been an influence on his essay on the perfect pub - The Moon Under Water. A very fine example of a sadly disappearing part of British heritage.
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