Last ate here a year ago after visiting bird sanctuary. Came again for lunch with family on a terrible day (roads flooded the following day) so a roaring fire was welcome. The exterior is a bit down at heel, do not be put off and go in. Could be described as shabby chic but it really is the old style with well worn mix of sofas/seats. 3/4 beers on tap had not come across but tried a couple and fine for my taste (no main stream brands). The lunch menu had gone and a menu for lunch and dinner introduced. All menu items are old favourites that constitute pub comfort food but all were very well done; all home cooked with local sourcing. Shared a one off soup made for Chinese New Year! Light clear tasty broth with chicken, bean sprouts and a little pasta, excellent. We had: lamb hotpot that tasted so lamby topped with crispy potato slices; a linguini with chicken and a hint of chili; local gammon seaek plus egg; and fresh (not frozen) fish (haddock) and chips with crispy batter and great rustic chips. Was a Friday, couple of guys regularly come in on the day to practice the piano, wife ended up playing the piano too! No one else in perhaps because of foul weather. Nevertheless, food is great without the slightest airs and graces. Fantastic value for drinks and food at £51 for 4. Not your ordinary pub - quirky sums it up, put will return.
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