“Award-winning classic British food plus accommodation” - AA Inspector
Brill stands high on a hill. Take a short walk from the pub to see the famous windmill and the fabulous views over Buckinghamshire and into Oxfordshire. Sit by the open fire in the front bar with a pint of Pointer, an artisanal English gin or one of the 13 wines by the glass. Suggestions from the short, ever-changing seasonal menu include home-cured Loch Duart salmon with cucumber and fennel sorbet as a starter, followed by Angus steak (from the owners' Chilton Home Farm) with wild mushrooms and roasted cherry tomatoes; winter game (also from the farm); haunch of venison with celeriac, blackberries and wild juniper; and risotto primavera. Next door is the pub's butcher's shop, selling fresh bread and pastries as well as meats.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Closed: 1
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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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