Tel: 44 1328 738 777
Concierge.com's insider take:
This gorgeous 16th-century inn is officially a gastropub, but it's an extremely elevated version. Here in the heat-lamp-warmed gardens or on the covered terrace, in the air-conditioned dining room or the wood-paneled bar, pick from a long menu of new-Brit food that wouldn't be out of place in the hippest Notting Hill brasserie. Duck and beetroot broth with juniper oil; braised pork cheeks with mead sauce and vegetable-and-borlotti-bean cassoulet; or spiced black bream with curried parsnip mash and lemon and cumin dressing—these are the kinds of dishes to emerge from what the restaurant claims is the world's largest Aga (solid-fuel stove; increasingly trendy stateside).