Sun InnThe Common
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Overlooking the village green, this is the quintessential country pub, the hub of local life. A cosy interior with many exposed wooden beams affirms that part of the pub was a coach house about 400 years ago; a log fire adds to the warm welcome in winter. A single L-shaped central bar allows dispense to the two main public areas, and there is a further separate room doubling up as a restaurant and function room, according to need.
As well as its own beer garden, there are bench tables on the village green in front of the pub which are popular in good weather. There is a dartboard and TVs are available for news and national sports events.
Three ever changing guest ales are available, usually from local breweries but also from further afield. In addition to its Cask Marque accreditation, the pub also has a Gold Award for Eat Out/Eat Well and is accredited by Slimming World.
Having acquired the freehold to the pub in 2015, the landlady and her husband are activist pub campaigners who have influenced government pubs policies and continue to fight against malpractice by the large pubcos.