At the bottom of the High Street opposite the River Mole, this handsome black-&-white 16th-century inn has good looks in spades. A front terrace draws the crowds on sunny days, while interior remodelling ticks all the gastropub design boxes with the accustomed old beams, floorboards & crackling winter fires. An Enomatic wine cabinet behind the long bar sits comfortably with the traditional hand-pulled ales, & the cooking continues the something-for-everyone approach with its blend of tried-&-tested pub classics (sausage & mash or fish & chips with mushy peas) & more modish ideas – perhaps a Med-influenced dish of line-caught sea bream served with chorizo, red pepper pipérade & gnocchi or lamb kulfi kebabs accompanied by spiced couscous, aubergine, mint yoghurt & coriander. Desserts run along the lines of crème brûlée or Granny Smith trifle. The daily changing menu is the same whether you are eating in the bar or restaurant.