Remenham Lane, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, RG9 2LS
This large whitewashed pub just over Henley's famous bridge from the town gets pretty packed, especially at weekends. The chic interior features wooden floorboards, duck-egg blue tones with warming accents, an open fire, and spacious bar and dining areas. Other attractions are the well-compiled wine list, the Brakspear ales, and the exceptional modern menu, which is changed quarterly. Try game pasty with spiced potato and parsnip relish; baked pollock fillet on Puy lentil and sun-blushed tomato cassoulet; and banana tart Tatin with vanilla ice cream to finish. Sundays are 'unbelievably busy' so booking is essential, but don't worry, lunch is served all day.