The Pilgrim

“Tranquil haven overlooking Aylesbury Vale” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
In order to make the internal space as safe as possible, guests will be required to remain seated at all times unless they are moving through the pub to the beer garden, waiting to order (in our socially distanced queuing area) or heading to or from the toilets. We will encourage our guests to use our large beer garden or the pavement and lawn in front of the pub.

Our View

A holy well in the village, reputedly the site of many miracles in the Middle Ages, was reason enough for pilgrims to make the journey to North Marston. Brett and Nadia Newman are a husband-and-wife team managing the kitchen and front of house respectively at this 300-year-old pub. They have worked hard to build local loyalty with their burgers, quizzes, curries and open mic – each having a dedicated evening in the month’s social calendar. The weekly changing menus feature home-grown produce in dishes such as organic beef shin, spelt and local ale stew; and confit Yorkshire Wold duck leg, hash brown and braised red cabbage.

The Pilgrim
25 High Street, NORTH MARSTON, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3PD
Phone : 01296 670969


  • Children welcome
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £1
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Micro Brewery Ale

About the area

Discover Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.

The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.


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