This beautifully-restored 16th century inn now houses a 'local' offering real ales, bar food and comfortable accommodation plus a top-quality neighbourhood restaurant.
The kitchen offers a Chop House-style menu - many of the grills being cooked in a Josper Oven - a type of enclosed barbecue.
An early autumn menu included 'Winter Garden Vegetable Soup'; 'Coarse Duck Paté with Foie Gras & Air-Dried Ham'; 'Fish Soup with Rouille Croûtes' and 'Wood Pigeon with Apple Rémoulade & Hazelnut Jus' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Cornish Hake with Creamed Savoy Cabbage Red Wine Sauce'; 'Potato Gnocchi with Pumpkin & Girolles' and '28-Day-Aged Sirloin with Chop House Garnish' listed among the mains.
Desserts follow the season in the same manner, so you might find 'Poached Plums & Pan D'Epice Ice Cream' and 'Treacle Tart with Clotted Cream' there to tempt you - while cheese lovers will find a few English Artisan types, offered with Quince Jelly.
There's a pleasant courtyard and garden, which comes into its own in fair weather, when an outdoor kitchen comes into operation.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: all week Mon-Sat 11.00-22.00, Sun 12.00-16.00; set LMon-Fri £17.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses); mains about £12 to £24 plus lighter Bar Menu
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-21.30, Sun 16.00-21.00; mains about £12 to £24
- Seats: 80, plus 60 outside
- Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off at around the £19 mark
- Nearest station: Amersham Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Outside eating
- Rooms available