It may look gentrified, but The Drapers Arms is a lively place, with the ground-floor bar humming like a good un when the locals flock in. The Georgian buildings fine features have been left well alone, which makes for spaces of generous proportions and classic design. To drink, there are real ales at the bar and a wine list offering glass and carafe options. Head upstairs to the serene dining room to escape the hubbub (assuming its not booked for a private party). A patio garden provides another alternative in summer. The kitchen satisfies with its mix of modern comfort food, such as the house cheeseburger, but is equally happy knocking up duck breast with roasted black plums, or packing guinea fowl, bacon and mushrooms into a pie. To finish, gingerbread pudding competes with Neals Yard Dairy cheeses with crab apple jelly (is it OK to have both?).