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The Bull & Butcher

Quintessential English pub in the Chilterns

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The village of Turville is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this Grade II listed, 16th-century inn, originally known as the ‘Bullen Butcher’, (a reference to Henry VIII’s treatment of his second wife Anne Boleyn), enjoys beautiful country views. The Well Bar and the Windmill Lounge both feature original beams, open fires and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Children and dogs are welcome, and the large sunny garden and patio areas are perfect for alfresco dining. You can expect to find locally sourced produce on the menus, where hearty pub classics rub shoulders with less traditional offerings. The pub speciality is home-made pies, with a choice of pastry and accompaniments or for lunch try a ploughman’s or a burger, while dinner might begin with grilled garlic king prawns, or ham hock terrine with piccalilli; before moving on to pheasant with mini pie, Savoy cabbage and parmentière potatoes; or roasted butternut and gorgonzola ravioli with rocket salad and sage butter dressing. Round things off with chocolate pecan pie, vanilla ice cream and pecan praline shards or crème brûlée with langue du chat biscuit.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: summer 12–11 (Saturday noon–1am) winter 12–3 5.30–11
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9 (food served all day in summer)

Food and drink

  • Set menu available

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M40 junction 5, follow Ibstone signs. Right at T-junction. Pub 0.25 mile on left.

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