“Affordable food at the only pub in the village” - AA Inspector
Built of traditional Northamptonshire ironstone, this pretty 17th-century coaching inn retains plenty of original character, courtesy of log fires and beamed ceilings. A wide choice of ales, perhaps one from Church End or Wychwood, keeps beer fans in the L-shaped bar happy, while the seasonal menu showcases regional produce. As well as traditional pub classics like steak and ale pie, fish and chips and chicken carbonara, plus curry spiced duck breast; rolled shoulder of lamb; grilled fillet of sea bream; wild mushroom and chestnut 'cottage pie' and banana shallot tarte Tatin. Desserts include brioche and butter pudding with orange anglaise; and white chocolate and Baileys profiteroles topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate sauce and toasted almonds. The Jurassic Way long-distance footpath between Banbury and Stamford passes through the village.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Closed: 1
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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