The Bull & Butcher
“Quintessential English pub in the Chilterns”
The village of Turville is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this Grade II listed, 16th-century inn, originally known as the ‘Bullen Butcher’, (a reference to Henry VIII’s treatment of his second wife Anne Boleyn), enjoys beautiful country views. The Well Bar and the Windmill Lounge both feature original beams, open fires and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Children and dogs are welcome, and the large sunny garden and patio areas are perfect for alfresco dining. You can expect to find locally sourced produce on the menus, where hearty pub classics rub shoulders with less traditional offerings. The pub speciality is home-made pies, with a choice of pastry and accompaniments or for lunch try a ploughman’s or a burger, while dinner might begin with grilled garlic king prawns, or ham hock terrine with piccalilli; before moving on to pheasant with mini pie, Savoy cabbage and parmentière potatoes; or roasted butternut and gorgonzola ravioli with rocket salad and sage butter dressing. Round things off with chocolate pecan pie, vanilla ice cream and pecan praline shards or crème brûlée with langue du chat biscuit.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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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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