Stag on the RiverEashing
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Dating back to 1771, the Stag was purchased by local pub company Red Mist in 2009 from Punch Taverns. Whilst modernised, this ivy clad pub retains much of its original character with oak-beamed ceilings and a maze of rooms served from a small bar by the main entrance. Whilst much of the pub is laid out for dining, the bar area itself, has a tiled floor and is uncluttered allowing one to linger. There are also sofas to relax in, next to one of several open fires. The display of antlers over the bar, together with the lampshades, also of antlers, will appeal to some whilst be appalling to others, but reflect a long history of hunting, shooting and fishing, which is re-enforced by many of the pictures and cases of fly-fishing bait adorning the walls. Outside an attractive garden leads down to the mill race and beneath the mill itself (now a business park), to the rear of the pub, where once a brewery was situated. There is also an attractive decked area where one can relax in warm weather, or even snuggle up under the blankets which are provided. Food is important here and served every lunchtime and evening, and all day Friday to Sunday. It is not cheap, but is well regarding, featuring local produce.