An archetypal country pub in the classic gentrified mould, complete with a roaring log fire, evening candles & lots of wood (standing timbers, bare floorboards, rustic tables). The food fits the rustic look, & the kitchen dishes up a sound mix of dishes running from lunchtime sandwiches, burgers & omelettes to more elaborate plates in the evening. Pressed ham hock terrine with piccalilli or warm pigeon & grape salad with hazelnut dressing could give way to confit pork belly with roasted root vegetables, ale-battered fish or roast chicken breast with Puy lentils & savoy cabbage. There are some terrific puddings too – tarte Tatin, pistachio crème brûlée or dark chocolate mousse with cardamom shortbread, say. Meals are served by friendly staff amid an intriguing collection of celeb' shoes.