Although this restored 16th century inn masquerades under the banner of a pub, top-quality food is the raison d’etre for a visit here. The kitchen have carefully-sourced seasonal food from top suppliers.
Depending on the season, expect to find the likes of ‘Smoked Salmon with Salmon Pavé, Cucumber Ribbons & Greek Yoghurt Dressing with Lemon Zest; ‘Tea-Smoked Duck Breast with Apricot & Onion Chutney’ ; ‘Chorizo Bubble & Squeak with Grilled Bacon, Poached Eggs & Mustard Sauce’ and ‘Pear & Walnut Stilton Salad with Caramelised Williams Pear’ among the starters.
Maybe follow with ‘Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Shavings & Pesto Dressing’; ‘Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Lamb Croquettes with Champ Mash & Sautéed Savoy Cabbage’; ‘Chargrilled 10 oz Angus Sirloin Steak with Chips & Salad’ and ‘Pan-Fried Sea Bass with New Potatoes, Asparagus, Pea & Tomato Ragu’ to follow.
Perhaps finish with ‘Chocolate Truffles’; ‘Sticky Toffee Pudding with Toffee Sauce’; ‘Orange Crème Brulée with Vanilla Sablé’ or their selection of British cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-16.30; mains about £14 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30, mains about £14 to £20
- Seats: 45, plus 20 outside
- Wine: an interesting list kicks off at around £20, and includes an impressive selection by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Maidenhead Rail
- Directions: See the map on page. It's on the A4130 just west of Hurley Village. If on the M4, leave at junction 4.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: D Sun; all Mon; 2 weeks Christmas; 2 weeks August
- Rooms available