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Unpretentious but highly acclaimed destination pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Wheelchair access

Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge and his sculptor wife Beth have without doubt turned their simple concept into reality by making this 18th-century pub the sort of place where they, and everyone else, would like to eat. Four AA Rosettes and a chock-a-block reservations diary testify to that. Housing all the desired historic features – flagstone floors, old timbers and log fires – the bar offers the unusual opportunity to drink a pint of Roasted Nuts (actually a real ale from Marlow's Rebellion brewery). Sourcing some ingredients from his own allotment, Tom's menus combine modern British and rustic French cooking, such as the duck liver parfait with orange chutney and toasted brioche starter. Mouth-wateringly descriptive mains include loin of Cotswold venison with black pudding, salt bakes carrot, keema pie and lime pickle; and Essex lamb ‘bun’ with sweetbreads and salsa verde. Booking to eat here is essential and must be arranged months in advance – although it’s always worth a call to check for cancellations.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24-26 December, 1 January (dinner)
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Opening times: 12-2.45 6.30-9.45 (Sunday 12-3.15)
  • Lunch opening: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-3.15
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Abbot Ale, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Hand and Flowers
  • Real ciders: Hogs Back Hazy Hog

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi

Children

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

Accessibility

  • Ramp or lift access available

Getting here

M4 junction 9, A404 to Marlow, A4155 towards Henley-on-Thames. Pub on right

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