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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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Assured cooking among the Chiltern beechwoods

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Hidden down rural Oxfordshire lanes, this sublime flint-and-brick inn is named after the 19th century British Army general who became commander-in-chief in India. Locally-felled timber fuels the fires in the bars, while further neighbourhood exploitation is evidenced by the hedgerow and field-sourced herbs, mushrooms, berries and game. You can eat inside, on the vine-covered terrace or under the cherry trees. Seasonal menus might start with Orkney scallops, glazed chicken wing, shallot, cider and verjus dressing, continuing with hake, Jersey Royals, tomato fondue, smoked bacon, Roscoff onion and wild leek. Dessert brings roast pineapple, guava, tapioca and coconut sorbet.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–27 December
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Liam Leech

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 41
  • Wines over £30: 198
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £10.50
  • Main course from24.50
  • Dessert from: £9.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £21.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £26.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £21.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £26.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 45
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M40 junction 6, B4009 to Chinnor. Right at roundabout to Sprigg's Alley.

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Princes Risborough
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