Lush local produce and an area rich in the bounties of foraging make the menu at the Fuzzy Duck near Stratford-upon-Avon one that sings of the flavours of the countryside. Janet Harmer reports
Set in the heart of the
Warwickshire countryside, 10 miles outside Stratford- upon-Avon, the Fuzzy Duck in Armscote is the ideal location
to enjoy the local game and the plentiful wild produce that can be foraged nearby.
Once the village blacksmith, and more recently the Fox & Goose pub, the 18th century property has recently been given a new lease of life by siblings Tania
Fossey and Adrian Slater, whose parents created Baylis & Harding beauty products, which are offered in the four boutique bedrooms above the very chic pub.
In the kitchen, head chef
Richard Craven oversees a team of five, who prepare snacks for the bar – including the likes of hand-raised pork pie with home-made chutney (£3.50), fish finger sandwich with tartare sauce (£7) and Aubrey Allen beef burger, English muffin, Cotswold rarebit, duck fat chips and tomato pickle (£12) – alongside the more serious menu for the 40-seat restaurant.