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Charming rural pub with excellent Anglo-French cooking

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Garden
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Famous children’s author and long-term local resident Roald Dahl was a regular here, which is why you’ll find many of his limited-edition prints in the dining room (his award-winning museum is in the village). And over the years many a prime minister, especially Sir Harold Wilson, has called in here en route to Chequers, the premier’s official country house retreat not far away. Originally three late 15th-century cottages, whose inhabitants were known as ‘bodgers’, the Chilterns word for chairmakers in the surrounding beech woods; over time the properties became a popular coaching inn on the London road, which follows the Misbourne Valley. The owning Michaels family have restored it, just as they have their sister pub, the Bricklayers Arms in Flaunden, over the county border in Hertfordshire. Low oak beams and an inglenook fireplace set the scene for the bar and its real ales from local breweries in perhaps Brill, Prestwood or Tring. The Anglo-French fusion menu abounds with interesting dishes. In summer, relax under the pergola over a drink or a meal in the lovely garden and gaze out towards the hills. Maybe stay overnight in one of the five beautiful bedrooms.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-7
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6.30-9.30, Sunday 12-7

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Rebellion, Tring, Vale, Malt Missenden Pale Ale
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

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

Children

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

Accessibility

  • Ramp access available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

North of Amersham on A413, left at Chiltern hospital into London Road signed Great Missenden

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