Harden's survey result
A “small” and “cosy” dining room tucked away behind a small pub – and with a new offshoot, The Plough, in the hamlet of Sleapshyde. “The food (the weightier ‘Bill of Fayre’ out back, and snacks up front) shows a great deal of thought and the staff obviously feel proud about what they do, as they deserve to”. If you feel like a cocktail, make it a Martini – barman Roberto Fiorillo surprisingly snaffled the ‘World’s Best Martini’ award in 2019!
“What a find”: “a small restaurant behind an even smaller pub front – both excellent” from local luminary Sean Hughes and chef Drew Knight. From the snacks (up front) to the ‘Bill of Fayre’ (out back), the seasonal food is “very close to the quality of Auberge du Lac (Knight’s old gaffe) at a quarter of the cost”. In summer 2018, Hughes opened The Plough, a scenic 45-minute walk away in the hamlet of Sleapshyde.
This 15th-century boozer long lay dormant, but is thriving since its revival two years ago by Sean Hughes, of local light the Boot Inn, and Angela Hartnett protégé Andrew Knight. It’s essentially a “bar with food, but the food is superb” – with “unusual and tasty” snacks out front and à la carte out back.
|Wine per bottle||£16.95|