Gastropub in Cheltenham

Behind its bare-bones exterior, this stylish gastropub serves Modern British food with a punch, amid exposed brick, bare wooden tables, blue-velvet booths and tile-covered floors. Classy mains – ricotta dumplings with chanterelle mushrooms, wild garlic and pine nuts; cod cheeks with Puy lentils and pancetta – plus steaks, and pub classics from mac-cheese to burgers. The warm, welcoming service is spot on.