The Blackwood Arms
“Charming country pub surrounded by beautiful woodland”
Eagle-eyed fans of TV detective drama Midsomer Murders will immediately recognise this pub tucked away in the Burnham Beeches. Surrounded by lovely woodland, the pub is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and it has a pretty garden. Well-kept ales such as Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold are dispensed in the bar, where a dozen wines are offered by the glass. A typical meal might include pan-fried pigeon breasts with crumbed black pudding and raspberry pickled beets, or the mixed seafood grill in white wine sauce. Time a visit for the St George’s Day beer festival.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Micro Brewery Ale
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About the area
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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