Honestly fresh, home-cooked, tasty satisfying food
Never has there been more emphasis on good food, there’s been a foodie pub revolution and we are pleased to be a part of it. That doesn’t mean our dishes are pretentious or over complicated, nothing could be further from the truth. Our food is honestly fresh, all home-cooked, tasty and very satisfying.
Happy diners come from happy chefs, it’s critical chefs cook the type of food they love. Our head chef is Ben Hegarty, his passion and commitment is big, he lives for his cooking. Ben’s career has propelled nicely, learning his trade with some highly regarded chefs/establishments, now he’s fitted nicely into our kitchen. Ben’s boundless enthusiasm is infectious and greatly inspires sous chefs Karl and Gill, together they make a good team.
Behind the team’s continuously changing menus are some simple things; careful selection of prime seasonal ingredients from local [suppliers] including that from our own kitchen garden; sympathetic cooking to retain maximum flavour and texture; balanced contrasting flavours and simple imaginative presentation.
Our lunch menu is available Thursday to Saturday and ranges from fresh wholesome sandwiches made from our own daily baked bread to classic comforting dishes like ham, egg and chips. Some dishes are available in two sizes, smaller plates for smaller appetites.
Our main menu is designed to treat your taste buds and illustrates food from the counties pastures, meadows, woods, hedgerows and the sea. The main menu is available every evening.
Sunday without a roast is unimaginable. Our Sunday lunch offering consists of no less than two roasts, two fish and two vegetarian/vegan dishes.
Vegetarians are definitely not neglected and we believe in them having choice. Our vegetarian dishes are equally important to us and receive the same focus as meat dishes. We can cater for vegans but it would be best you advise us in advance. For those with allergy concerns we are always happy to advise and adjust dishes accordingly.
Our kitchen has been consistently recognised for its excellent food. We proudly hold 2 AA Rosettes and have been awarded Suffolk’s Dining Pub of the year on eight occasions.