The Horse & Groom Bar
The atmosphere in the Horse and Groom bar is as warming as its grand open fire. When entering the bar for the first time our guests are immediatly made to feel welcome and at home by our friendly staff. The red bricked walls, flag stone floors, aged wooden tables, inglenook fireplace, wood pannelled bar all help to evoke a cosy, familiar feeling like you have always belonged here.
Mike has built an enviable reputation for his cask beers over the last decade. His secret lies in his constant pursuit of perfection, his cellar skills and the cellar itself. Unlike many 'corporate' and more modern pubs, the Horse & Groom has a traditional underground cellar so the beer is kept at a constant temperature. A constant temperature ensures a better beer taste whilst raising the beer from the cellar by traditional hand pump improves the presentaion of the beer in the glass. There is also a good choice of chilled lagers including the premium brand Warsteiner. No wonder the Horse & Groom is mentioned in dispatches in the Good Beer Guide.
If beer isn't your tipple you will find a comprehensive selection of quality wines from around the world at sensible prices. Mike and michelle use a small importer that specialises in small, unusual, high quality vineyards and you can buy wines by the glass or by the bottle.
Plateau pale ale: Burning sky brewery
Pale gold in colour, with a crisp malt edge and sharp bitterness. Plateau has been hopped at different stages of the brew , with a big mix of US & NZ hops to satisfy the discerning drinker. Full in flavour, zesty, refreshing & low in alcohol, this beer will have you returning to the bar for another.