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The King’s Head & Farmer’s Bar
“Brewery tap for the Chiltern microbrewery”
This is the award-winning brewery tap for the Chiltern Brewery, which prides itself on serving their beers, plus craft and guest ales, with care and a great deal of knowledge. Special beer celebrations are held throughout the year; wines come from The Rothschild Estate. Enjoy a drink in the ancient cobbled courtyard, or a lunch of home-cooked dishes – venison and wild mushroom Wellington, and pie of the day to name but two. It was in this former coaching inn, dating from 1455, that Henry VIII reputedly wooed Anne Boleyn.
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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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