The Hinds Head is a quintessentially English inn that is never less than bustling and the characterful interior provides the perfect backdrop for the historic British dishes. Start with a cocktail in the Royal Lounge – surrounded by some unusual taxidermy – before heading for the characterful 15C restaurant with its wood-panelling, exposed timbers and open fires.
Sophisticated dishes celebrate time-honoured British recipes that have been carefully researched, but Heston Blumenthal’s creative influences are also evident, as the dishes have been restructured in a subtle modern style. The execution is precise, the combinations work beautifully, and different textures and temperatures play their part. Don’t miss the Quaking Pudding, which changes flavour with the seasons. The friendly serving team have excellent knowledge of the different dishes.