Since being devasted a few years back in a fire, the pub has had a facelift and is all the more welcoming for it. In the winter- log fires warm the cosy rooms, during the summer- the doors are frequently left open to allow some cool breeze. Have been coming here for years and the atmosphere, the welcome recieved is to be admired in this age of chain run gastro-pubs.
I've been impressed by the level of attention shown to developing the menu- there is a wide range of tastes catered for in the menu- and in the wines/beers (the real ales are second to none!) and with regular events nights being held a customer is always spoilt for choice.
I may of course be biased as I have been coming for years- but maybe that should tell people reading this something. There are no shortages of pubs/restaurants/cafes, etc. in the surrounding villages and towns- so why come here? Because not only is the food and drink good, and the welcome received a hearty one, but it touches something that none of the bigger establishments can- something we are close to losing in this country where the workers clock in and out and dont stay afterwards to have a quiet drink at the bar- a touch of community, of home and hearth...and THAT is reflected in the whole package.