The street itself enticed us as it is particularly picturesque but the sign saying Locally Sourced/home made food is what did it for us. Always a sucker for locally sourced food. It was a quiet lunchtime, but I'm guessing this is a popular place in the evenings and weekends, for the food was fantastic. Hearty portions obviously made with care and love making the most of the fantastic ingredients.
I opted for the Gammon, Egg and Chips and the husband couldn't resist the Game stew with herby dumplings and Mash. Both were just what the Doctor ordered, my chips were perfectly crispy and deliciously soft on the inside, the thick Gammon tasted so fresh, the egg yolks as yellow as they come, Oh I was in heaven. The Game stew (pheasant, Venison, Partridge and Mallard) was equally divine with plenty of succulent meat, a really tasty rich sauce and perfect dumplings (by all accounts as I'm not a big fan of dumplings).
Apologies for the daughter's new My Little Pony on the table!
Love that the pudding menu is called Naughty Bits! We shared an Apple Berry and Almond Crumble and Custard which whilst being a little on the sweet side was still gorgeous.
The Service was great too, the waitress was especially attentive and very sweet with Matilda when she began running around causing mayhem, luckily it was pretty quiet. The Chef Justin Ashley comes from a long line of Local Chefs and pub owners and is a bit of a local draw. I can understand why, he combines modern British cuisine with good old fashioned favourites with great success, by adding the odd little ingredient that is more contemporary but which compliments the traditional so well. The food was excellent, the husband was a happy as they also had real ales, there's a log fire and very friendly customers - all the reasons one needs for paying this Inn a visit.