Things are looking up at this contemporary village pub/restaurant, which seems to have got its style & atmosphere just right, blowing away any coaching-inn cobwebs yet retaining a comfortable clubbiness. The bar is a popular watering hole offering deli boards & fish & chips to go with the real ales, while the spacious restaurant with its open-to-view kitchen is fast paced & versatile. Seasonal menus are executed with passion, & diners are treated to impressive starters such as confit BBQ pork belly with humita (puréed sweetcorn), chilli-spiced buttery popcorn & coriander peppers ahead of perfectly timed ratte potato-crusted cod served with butternut squash purée, soft herb agnolotti & brown shrimp vinaigrette. An apple tasting plate of tarte tatin & crumble with vanilla ice cream & blackberry compote makes a perfect finish. Factor in friendly, breezy staff & it’s easy to see why Whites is ahead of the local competition.