There's hardly another building within sight of this Brakspear pub down a bridle path, just as the asphalt turns to grass. Dog-friendly and presumably horse-friendly too, as it must have been when highwayman Dick Turpin allegedly hid his mount in the cellar. Landlord Luke wonders how, given that he can't even stand up in it. The legend explains why the menu lists a Turpin minced beef and pork burger; other options include deep-fried haloumi with sweet chilli sauce; and a special of venison lasagne with tomato and basil bruschetta. The pub cures its own bacon, makes its own sausages and sells eggs from its own chickens.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12–3, Saturday to Sunday 12–4
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Old Ale and Special
Real ciders: Symonds
Credit cards accepted
Allowed in bar
Allowed in restaurant
Allowed in garden
M4 junction 8, A404(M). A4130 signed Hurley. At T-junction left (A4130 signed Hurley). At roundabout 1st left signed Burchetts Green. Right into Honey Lane. Pub at end (single track road) on right.