• This idyllic 16th century drovers’ inn includes the flagstoned and beamed Garden and Tap dining rooms, both with bucolic views of the river Teme. Chef Ken Adams modern British style of cooking offers must-have dishes such as Gloucester Old Spot terrine with black fig and raspberry chutney; breast of squab pigeon with risotto and beetroot, and filleted dover sole stuffed with smoked salmon served with crayfish sauce. Cornish crab cannelloni with chive sauce or roast fillet of turbot on leek confit tempt further. A trio of black cherry puddings or iced apricot parfait brings a meal here to a satisfyingly sweet end. The short, well-chosen wine list includes helpful tasting notes.

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