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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Prime local produce in a rustic-chic dining pub

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The Pointer's roots extend deep into its local community. As well as being a welcoming country pub in the picturesque village of Brill near Aylesbury, it also encompasses a working organic farm and kitchen garden, as well as an adjacent butcher's shop for take-outs of its pedigree meats. The interior has an almost late-medieval feel, with heavy low beams entwined with bare twigs and exposed roughcast stone walls in the dining room, leavened by simple modern prints. Mini Patel makes resourceful use of the farm produce, beginning a menu perhaps with Longhorn beef tongue salad with sweetbreads and celeriac slaw, or slow-cooking the beef itself for a cannelloni presentation with mushrooms, burnt onion and black radish. Mains might then move on to Middle White pork – the belly and miso-glazed cheek – served with trendy kohlrabi and a purée of caramelised pear, or a rough puff venison pie with cardamom gravy and beetroot ketchup. If you're not a meatie, try Cornish pollock with curried mussels, or a versatile wild mushroom risotto, while inventive dessert constructions include minted blood-orange posset with almond brittle, or rice pudding with Yorkshire rhubarb, honeycomb and sorrel. British artisan cheeses include some fine local specimens, served with grape chutney.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week in January
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Mini Patel

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30: 74
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Starter from : 9
  • Main course from: 21
  • Dessert from: 8
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 30
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 30

Getting here

M40 junction 9, A41 Aylesbury, right onto B4011, left towards Brill, 20 meters on left

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Nearest train station

Haddenham and Thame
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