From its strategic position in the centre of the village, this 17th-century coaching inn can keep an eye on everything coming up the High Street. Just outside, on a little green, a lovely old tree provides shade for a couple of benches, while the light, spacious bar serves beers from its own brewery, including Flint Knapper, Ramsbury Gold and Farmers Best. The kitchen offers a selection of hearty meals, maybe salad of Jerusalem artichoke with hazelnut, mushroom ketchup and black truffle, then Creedy Carver duck breast with variations of carrot, smoked potato and turnip. As well as the bar and restaurant, you can also eat breakfast, light bites and lunches in Cafe Bella.
Village-centre pub in the picturesque Kennet Valley
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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