Pump­ing out a host of great Bri­tish ales

Pubs have al­ways played an im­por­tant part in our com­mu­ni­ties and we’re keen to en­sure that tra­di­tion con­tin­ues. Here, some land­lords share their lat­est news. We’ll drink to that!

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK - Che­sham Char­tridge Stoke Po­ges

THIS year, we are re­call­ing many mil­i­tary events of the 20th Cen­tury. First we had D-Day, next the out­break of the First World War, and Novem­ber will bring Re­mem­brance Day.

The RAF Memo­rial Flight (Lan­caster, Hur­ri­cane, Spit­fire and Dakota) will be at Dux­ford Air Show this Satur­day and Sun­day, which is Bat­tle of Bri­tain Week­end.

Bat­tle of Bri­tain Day it­self is on Mon­day next week, and many pubs will be putting on a spe­cial ale in mem­ory of The Few.

Sev­eral will have Shep­herd Neame Spit­fire – al­ways ap­pro­pri­ate and a very tasty pint – but there are oth­ers: Churchend has Bat­tle of Bri­tain, Cot­tage has Bat­tle of Bri­tain Ale and Wolf has Bat­tle of Bri­tain (a do­na­tion is made to the Royal Air Forces As­so­ci­a­tion Wings ap­peal for ev­ery cask sold).

Lo­cAle choices in­clude Tring Squadron Scram­ble and Chiltern Brew­ery with Bat­tle of Bri­tain Old Ale in bot­tles (a do­na­tion is made to the RAF Hal­ton char­i­ties).

Pubs that will be stock­ing one or more of th­ese in­clude The Bell at Char­tridge; The Black Cat in Lye Green; The Black Horse Inn in Che­sham Vale; The Crown in Ley Hill; The Ea­gle, The Ele­phant and Cas­tle and Kings Arms in Amer­sham; The Game­keeper’s Lodge, The George and Dragon, The Jolly Sports­man, The Pheas­ant, The Red Lion and The Misty Moon in Che­sham; The Harte and Mag­pies in Coleshill; The Plough in Hyde Heath; The Red Lion in (Che­nies; and The Sugar Loaf Inn in Lit­tle Chal­font.

With­out the brave men from all over the world who pi­loted our fight­ers and bombers, and their ground crews, it is almost cer­tain we would have been in­vaded in 1940. Raise a glass to their mem­ory if you get the chance. THE QUEENS HEAD, THE Tour of Bri­tain will pass through Che­sham to­mor­row (Septem­ber 12) at about 3pm and Lisa Walker is sup­port­ing this na­tional event by hold­ing a cy­cling beer and cider fes­ti­val Fri­day un­til Sun­day.

Ob­vi­ously there will be a great se­lec­tion of real ales and ciders on of­fer and on Sun­day, she is host­ing the an­nual Tour de Ped­nor fancy dress, fam­ily, fun bike ride.

For more in­for­ma­tion, or to take part, call Lisa on 01494 778 690. THE PLOUGH, LISA and her team prom­ise a great evening’s en­ter­tain­ment with a quiz night on Satur­day. Ste­vie C is the MC and it costs just £2 per per­son to en­ter – a max­i­mum of six peo­ple in a team.

Great prizes and a great at­mos­phere – get along and try it! THE BELL, ELVIRE and Phillip are now serv­ing lunch on Sun­days un­til 3pm.

Two dif­fer­ent roast meats will be avail­able, with a set price for a main course and pud­ding (£11.50 to £13.50 de­pend­ing on your choice of meat). The crum­ble sea­son has started too and there is also an à la carte menu. Fam­i­lies are wel­come and child-sized por­tions are half the price.

Make a note in your di­ary for an Evening of Jazz with the amaz­ing Lou’s Sex­tet on Satur­day, Septem­ber 20 from 8pm.

A set menu is avail­able on the night (two cour­ses £16.50, three cour­ses £20), or you can just have a drink and en­joy the mu­sic.

It is es­sen­tial to book if you do want to eat – call 01494 782 878.

Elvire and Phillip Bai­ley are your hosts at The Bell, in Char­tridge

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