Good Pub Guide

‘With first class food and friendly, efficient service, it is not surprising that this well run dining pub is so popular. For drinkers there is a small bar area with a mix of seating, a finely worked plaster ceiling with the Wyvill’s coat of arms and an elaborate stone fireplace….

The second bar, where food is served (although they also have a sizeable restaurant) has an upholstered alcove, hunting prints, and old oak tables. The reception area of this room includes a huge Chesterfield which can seat up to eight people. Beers include Black, Theakstons Best, and a guest like Marstons Pedigree on handpump and a dozen wines by the glass.

Several large wooden benches under large white parasols for outdoor dining. Constable Burton Gardens are opposite and worth a visit.

Using seasonal produce, herbs from their own big garden and game from the estate across the road; the particularly good food includes sandwiches, soup, terrine of smoked ham, Wensleydale cheese and duck mousse with pear and apple chutney, salmon fishcakes on tomato carpaccio with spring onion and chilli jam, Thai risotto and Asian greens, steak and onion pie, breaded chicken supreme stuffed with mozarella and smoked bacon on creamed leeks with Stilton sauce, lamb fillet with a herb crust, sweet parsnip puree and lamb jus, and a daily fresh fish dish.’

Telephone 01677 450581