Lording it over the vicinity, this stag gives locals something to strut about. The solid Victorian building houses a welcoming bar & handsome dining room. There are plans for a secluded garden, in addition to the current space under an ancient sycamore. Friends, families & foodies come to enjoy cooking that cleverly chimes with changing appetites & budgets. Ciabattas take centre stage at lunchtime, along with honest pub grub such as gammon, egg & chips, & a set menu for £12.90. Dinner brings refined modern European dishes, perhaps roast quail with celeriac remoulade & soft-boiled quail egg, followed by baked hake fillet with smoked haddock & chive mash & blood-orange butter sauce. On Sundays, the attentive staff bring roasts & comfort food. To drink, choose from European lagers, three draught ales, & a decent wine list.