The Lions of Bledlow

“Good beers, good food and steam trains” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

BLEDLOW, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

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Midsomer Murders and other period TV drama series have often been filmed in this lovely, whitewashed, 16th-century free house. Its atmosphere of yesteryear is reinforced by the occasional steam train trundling past on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough heritage railway the other side of the village green. Ramblers who detour from the wooded Chilterns – and of course, everyone else – can expect a good range of real ales, often including Loddon, Tring and Wadworth, as well as ever-changing beers from much nearer. Also awaiting them will be generously filled baguettes, baps and burgers; home-made leek, spinach and crème fraîche tart; lamb rump stuffed with garlic and chervil; and smoked cod, bacon and brie fishcakes, as well as vegetarian dishes and daily-changing specials. Dogs will receive a warm welcome here too.

The Lions of Bledlow
Church End,BLEDLOW,HP27 9PE
Phone : 01844 343345

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

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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