In brief: The kind of local everyone wants on their doorstep. Our highlight: The friendly bar and fantastic food. Insider guide: A labour of love for proprietor Billy Robertson, he has transformed his Dad’s local pub into a destination people will happily travel miles to for the great atmosphere, the food and often to stay in one of the four gorgeous ensuite bedrooms. It’s the perfect balance between a modern, stylish bar and a great country pub; real ales, Guinness, cocktails, a roaring fire and it’s dog-friendly too. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays up until 11.45 am so you can linger over your Eggs Benedict and Bloody Mary or save room for the legendary Sunday Lunch.