The Dinton Hermit is a lovely 16th century village pub with historical significance. Local legend, involving Dinton local, Simon Mayne Jnr, who sat as a King's Judge on the High Commission Court was one of those who signed the King's death warrant for King Charles I execution. Mayne was tried for High Treason and died, a prisoner at the Tower of London. He was bought back to Dinton for burial. His clerk, John Bigg, who was rumoured to be the King's executioner, came to Dinton, became a recluse, lived in a cave near Dinton Hall and became known as the Dinton Hermit.
A roaring log fire greeted us and even though it wasn't that chilly we took a seat next to the fire. Service was swift, drink orders taken while we perused the menu. We had a few errands to run so chose to have a quick lunch and ordered a baguette each. My husband had the pan fried local pork sausage with crispy onion and mustard dressing while I ordered the Chicken Piri Piri with sticky tomato relish. Both were very tasty and came served with a side salad and very good fries. Servings were so large we could have shared one dish with ease.
Was a nice country pub with a relaxed atmosphere and good service, be lovely to sit outside in the large garden on a sunny day. Would be very nice to linger next to that fire on a cold winter's day too.
Baguettes are all £7.25 and there is a selection of starters, mains and desserts for those wanting something more substantial.
The Dinton Hermit Inn