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At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Set in the delightful village of Ley Hill, this beautiful 16th-century pub was once the place where condemned prisoners would drink a ‘last and final ale’ on the way to the nearby gallows. During World War II, Glen Miller and Clark Gable cycled here for a pint from the Air Force base at Bovingdon. These days, it is a free house offering a warm welcome, real ales and good food, plus a large inglenook fireplace and original beams. Pan-fried fillet of sea bream with Lyonnaise potato, poached baby fennel and roasted cherry tomatoes; steak and kidney pie; or chicken and chorizo tagliatelle are typical choices. Look out for the summer beer festival in August.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Opening times: 12-2.30 5.30-11 (Sun 12-4)
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sat 12-2.30
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: St Austell Tribute, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Tring Side Pocket for a Toad, guest ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer BH


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1.5m E of Chesham by golf course

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