Mon-Sat 12-3, 6-11, Sun 12-4; 7-10.30
Overlooking the quiet centre of this peaceful and attractive village, the black and white timbered Goats Head fits in well. It is comfortably relaxed inside, with some heavy Tudor beams in the three linked parts of its main lounge bar and dining area.
Furniture runs from traditional oak settles to solid dining tables and chairs on turkey carpet, and a big inglenook has a small coal and log fire. The landlord has some interesting recipes, and does a special Dutch meals, frikandell, and home-made chicken satay as well as the usual menu, which might include sandwiches, baked potatoes, Cumberland sausages with mint mash or home-made lasagne, braised lamb shank, sirloin steak, and bass fillet with tangy lemon sauce; vegetables come in rich variety.
They have a good range of wines by the glass (from Tanners of Shrewsbury), and well kept Greene King Abbot and Marstons Pedigree on handpump, and service is friendly and efficient; cribbage, darts, and there may be piped radio.
A panelled public bar on the right has darts, and out on a neat sheltered lawn picnic-seats and teak tables and seats look up to the church tower behind.
Children are allowed in to eat only.
None as yet.
Greene King Abbott
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