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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Really, really tucked away in The Chiltern Hills, this claims to be the oldest free house in England. It all started with the West Saxons, who brewed ale on this site using water from an old Romano-British well that remains in what is now the garden till this day. Ancient blackened timbers, flagstone floors, leaded windows, battle standards, armour and dried hops greet your entry to an interior warmed in winter by log-burners and an inglenook. Chiltern Ale and Windsor & Eton's Conqueror share bar space with farm ciders and a Herefordshire perry. Hearty food includes rib-eye steak, grilled tomato, mushrooms and chips; Welsh lamb shoulder, sauté potatoes and cabbage; and fish pie made with salmon, cod, smoked haddock and prawns. Specials, including local game, appear on a blackboard. Desserts follow a traditionalist path too, with Bramley apple crumble and custard; and Eton Mess. There’s a Summer Bank Holiday beer and cider festival.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Chiltern Ale, Windsor & Eton Conqueror 1075
  • Real ciders: Orchard Pig, Westons Perry, Bridge Farm Artisan Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Summer BH
  • Cider festival, Summer BH

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available

Dogs

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

Getting here

A40 to Beaconsfield, right at church rdbt onto B474 towards Penn, left into Forty Green Rd, 1m

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