Temporary opening hours
Food available Thu-Sat: 1200-1430, 1730-2030. Sun: 1200-1600.
"Whilst we will accept walk-ins we STRONGLY advise booking to avoid disappointment."
Built in a mock-Tudor style with wood paneling & exposed beams, this village inn has a large attractive grassed garden with mature trees and a paved area with a pergola that is particularly popular during summer months. Inside there is a main bar with pewter mugs and water jugs hanging down, an attached games room and a separate room which is a well-used restaurant. Charles Dickens mentioned this pub in his book, David Copperfield and this is noted at the pub and the nearby village hall.
The sign has distinct "day" and "night" sides (see the gallery).
The building probably dates from 1701.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome: except in restaurant area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music: occasional
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 3.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)