Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete)
Just wanted to recommend a restaurant we tried on our last visit to the Creuse. The Auberge du Moulin de Freteix (near Betete) is well off the beaten path, down its own track in fact en route to the village of Freteix. It is a lovely little auberge, set in a secluded wooded valley, with a building with a working mill wheel and mill race behind it. We visited at lunchtime and you enter the main building through the long stream-side veranda. At 12:15 we were the only ones there, but several other families and local workmen arrived for lunch around 1pm. There is no 'carte' but instead a menu which the owner/manager/waitress/cook (she seemed to do everything) tells you of the 2 choices on each course when you sit down. The quality of the meal was excellent (14 euros each) and we had a wander afterwards to watch the mill wheel and listen to the river. A lovely way to spend a relaxed lunchtime - I would thoroughly recommend it.
Auberge du Moulin de Freteix
1 Freteix, 23270 BETETE
Tél. : 05 44 30 12 27
Shut on Mondays and Wednesday evenings. Probably best to phone and book.