Historic inns offer modern-day fare
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!
It’s this time of year when the thought of walking into a pub with a roaring log fire and a really cheerful face behind the bar is extremely appealing. And if you fancy that scenario, get along to the Dumbbell where Mick and Trysh always keep a warm welcome. Great place to take the kids with a huge selection of meals for youngsters and lots to keep them occupied.
And the pub serves some fantastic real ales. THE QUEEN’S
Landlady Lisa has invited back the eclectic duo Mouth on a Stick as the musical entertainment on Friday, November 28.
Howard and Keith used to play together in the 80s rock band Liaison and now tour the pub circuit producing an amazing range of covers from bands as diverse as Elbow, Nirvana, Slade, Procul Harum and Pink Floyd. Definitely worth catching these guys who will be on stage from around 9pm.
Richard Edwards has finally managed to get John Fothergill down here to do a gig, one of his favourite comedians from the Cutting Edge Show at the Comedy Store and also a regular compere of the King Gong at the same venue. A Geordie comic with an amazing sense of humour, this show is not to be missed as also appearing on the same bill are Gordon Southern and Erich McElroy. To Book Tickets Call Richard on 01494 726 222. THE JOLLY
If you haven’t tasted head chef Matt Lyons’ food yet you really are missing a treat. There’s always something interesting on the menu that will get your taste buds going. This old Victorian pub in the heart of the village is run by Amanda Baker and Chris Lillitou whose mantlepiece must be groaning under the weight of all the fantastic awards they’ve won this year for their pub. The Cricketers is the epitome of a wonderful country pub. Go and see what we mean.
This lovely old pub has been around for at least 150 years - and probably a lot longer but historical details of its origins are pretty sketchy. One theory is that it might have been one of the taverns operated by the old Weller’s Brewery of Amersham.
Whatever its background, the modern day pub prides itself on offering great meals and well-kept beers - with an excellent wine list to boot.
Pop in and give it a try.
This old coaching inn has a wonderful atmosphere. It dates back as far 1530 and was built from timbers taken from old ships. The pub offers a good selection of food and drink - and accommodation as well if you’re looking for a place to spend the night after a day in the Chilterns. THE HARTE
Steve Lever has made this into a real family venue which always welcomes youngsters. There’s a good selection of ales and an extensive menu and even at this time of year, the Harte provides an excellent focal point for those who want to walk the Chilterns.
The pub also hosts the monthly meetings of the Classic American Car and Bike Club which take place on the second Sunday each month.
Mick and Trysh will give you a warm welcome at The Dumbbell
The Harte and Magpies is a real family venue thanks to Steve Lever