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Good food at historic pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Wheelchair access

Over the centuries, this old coaching inn has welcomed many a traveller, Oliver Cromwell and Winston Churchill among them. Judge Jeffreys presided over some of his famous assize courts here, often sending miscreants to the gallows overlooking the adjacent River Misbourne. Much of the pub’s 14th-century character survives, particularly the massive beams, huge brick chimneys, and imposing panelled and flagstoned bar. Here you can join the villagers supping pints of Sharp's Doom Bar, watch the big game, and order a bar snack at half time. The restaurant specialises in English and continental dishes so perhaps start with the hot and cold Var salmon with asparagus and cream cheese dressing. Next may come a pub favourite such as a home-made burger with back bacon, cheese, fries and relish; or a simple grilled rump steak cooked to your liking. A warm chocolate brownie with orange ice cream makes a satisfying finish.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: Monday to Wednesday 7am–11pm (Thursday 7am to midnight Friday 7am–1am Saturday 8am–1am Sunday 8am–10.30pm)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6–9, Friday to Saturday 6–9.30, Sunday 12–6

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M40 junction 1/M25 junction 16, follow signs for Gerrards Cross, then Chalfont St Peter.

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