I've known this pub for what seems like forever having lived in the Vale most of my life. A fantastic historic building full of charm - open fires, low doorways, old church pews as seats, thatched roof, stone floors and interesting historic references to the areas' connection with pirates. There's always an excellent choice of real ales and ciders and the wine list is now also very good and the atmosphere is great, everything you could want from a country pub. Having eaten here many times over the years both in the bar and restaurant, the last time being a couple of months ago, the quality varies, going from quite poor to average to excellent all within a short period. The sweets are always good however as are the staff. We tend to use this as a place for a quiet drink or meeting up with friends rather than a place to eat now as the food can be so variable. 5 stars for the pub, a wobbly 3 for the food!
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