The theme which has followed them through the three establishments has been great Thai food, and they have taken the chef with them each time. This very attractive 450-year-old pub with its oak floors and low slung beams is beautifully appointed and even though it is unarguably food orientated, it is also very much the local pub playing host to quiz nights, crib, and the local cricket club.

There are two bars, attractively furnished with low-back wooden settles and neat tables. However, the thing that I really love, and which makes the pub, is the atomizer. I really am not keen on the smell of Thai food especially the fish and coconut chicken, but this kills all these smells along with the smell of smoke, and I would advise any publican to invest in one. It won't be long before smoking is banned in pubs, but food smells disappear too.

Food is served during the week between 12 noon and 2, and 6pm until 9.30 weekdays and Saturday night too. Saturday lunch is much more of a British menu with mainly soup and sandwiches whilst Sunday lunches are served traditionally with roasts being the order of the day at £6.95; well-behaved children are welcome and their lunch will set you back £3.95.

There are 15 different wines available with four by the glass and Singha bottled beer. Over the last year Chris, who was a motor mechanic for 20 years, has served around 200 different real ales. He likes to support local breweries and the usual suspects like Milton, Nethergate, Fenland, Wissey Valley, Elgoods and Woodforde's have all featured. On my visit I had a delectable pint of Woodforde's Nelsons Revenge followed by a great pint of Adnams Broadside. He does stock Greene King I.P.A as there is a local demand for it; beats me why, but everyone to their own!

Chris and Karen have worked hard in this totally independent free house and deserve to do well.

Jerry Brown