This 18th-century redbrick pub is set on a quiet road in the heart of a small village close to the Uffington White Horse and is a popular draw for locals and visitors.
Chef Liam Whittle produces locally-sourced menus that change with the seasons – whether you go for lamb rump with beetroot dauphinoise or twice-baked Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire cheddar soufflé, this is cooking of a high order. Two-course ‘Midweek Fix’ menus on Wednesdays are a steal – try confit duck leg with galette potatoes and a pickled blackberry and red wine jus followed by chocolate profiteroles.
Pick up a map from the bar and explore the surrounding countryside – there are fantastic horse-riding and mountain biking routes too. Return for a pint in the back garden or inside next to the fire, and retire upstairs to bedrooms with simple country antiques. Breakfast is a treat – fresh-baked pastries, yogurt with fruit compote, Full English, eggs Benedict.