With parts dating back 500 years, this is a classic ale-drinker’s paradise, or as the landlord describes it ‘A perfectly preserved slice of unspoiled pubbery’. Inside, it's all ancient gas lamps – some are on the façade too - low beams and horseshoes, while outside are colourful flower and window baskets, and cartwheels hanging from the whitewashed walls. An ever-changing selection of real ales from micro and artisan brewers is the norm, with traditional ales drawn from the cask and real ciders and Belgian bottled beers augmenting the range. A blackboard lists the day's lunchtime-only pub favourites, which take in a wide range of dishes from salads, quiches, sandwiches and ploughman’s through to home-cooked curries, chilli, pastas, pies and steaks. A large well-kept rear garden hosts summer barbecues and a May beer festival.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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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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