Au­tumn on the menu

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Idyl­lic village lo­ca­tion: check. Plenty of space to hud­dle round the fire: check. A com­mit­ment to lo­cally sourced food and drink: check. Em­i­nently comfy rooms with mas­sive beds to col­lapse in af­ter mass con­sump­tion: check. The Bar­row House, which opened ear­lier this year, comes into its own at this time of year, with all the in­gre­di­ents re­quired for a top au­tumn pub stay. Dane and Sarah All­chorne, who own the highly pop­u­lar Milk House a few miles down the road, have been care­ful to keep the char­ac­ter­ful bones of the old pub, with its white weath­er­board ex­te­rior re­tained, the 16th-cen­tury tim­bers sal­vaged from old sail­ing ships on view in the din­ing room and the twin bed­room up­stairs, and the names of Cana­dian air­men based nearby dur­ing WWII etched above the fire­place. The au­tumn menu, us­ing pro­duce drawn from a 20-mile ra­dius, is now avail­able, and in­cludes such warm­ing dishes as wood pigeon and smoked mash, and mush­room ragout on toast.

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT The Bowl room; antlers and ex­posed brick in the restau­rant; the weath­er­boarded pub’s ori­gins go back to 1576; cured pork col­lar and blue cheese, with rocket, ap­ple and rape­seed oil

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