Milton Keynes and North Bucks

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Guide

Branch area pubs selling real ale

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    • Old Thatched Inn Main Street Adstock MK18 2JN Telephone(01296) 712584

      Historic 300-year old pub, now describing itself as a countryside gastropub. Five handpumps, usually serving its unique regular ale from the Goodfolk brewery and three guests. The same landlord has been here for many years and is very proud of the condition of his beers and wines, as well as his food. Offers both a set menu and a la carte, using local, organic and seasonal produce. Vegans and those with allergies fully catered for. Locally, a very popular place to eat, with dining throughout, but especially in the attractive conservatory. There are nonetheless a few seats for non-diners. Currently the pub is temporarily closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, so check the website.

  • Akeley
    • Bull & Butcher 1 The Square Akeley MK18 5HP Telephone(01280) 860237

      This 16th Century pub is a local favourite, offering friendly staff and an excellent food. It is advisable to book if you want to eat here - especially on a Sunday. The 3rd handpull is only used at busy times. The pub is very family friendly and has good outside space with room for children and dogs to move around in. The parking is limited.

  • Astwood, Newport Pagnell
    • Old Swan Main Road Astwood, Newport Pagnell MK16 9JS Telephone(01234) 391351

      A 17th century partly thatched pub full of oak beams and antiques with a stone-flagged bar area. The bar is straight ahead of you as you enter, with an inglenook fireplace to your right and the restaurant area beyond. Eating is not restricted to the restaurant, as you may also eat in the L-shape bar. The Old Swan's primary focus is on its high standard, well-sized restaurant, using fresh local produce when possible. The Old Swan won the Best Pub award at the 2021 Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards. Their takeaways are still available any day that the kitchen is open and can be ordered via the pub.

  • Botolph Claydon
    • Mushroom Club St Marys Rd Botolph Claydon MK18 2LP Telephone(01296) 715633

      A friendly village club, the Mushroom Village Bar is situated within the East & Botolph Claydon Village Hall, where it has been for 50 years. It is run by volunteers with their committee independent of both the Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee. It comprises a large bar with comfortable seating, a dartboard and a widescreen TV. Village hall and bar are available for private hire. Membership cost is very competitiv.

  • Bow Brickhill
    • Wheatsheaf 21 Station Road Bow Brickhill MK17 9JU Telephone(01908) 711156

      The pub comprises a small bar area and a larger dining area, plus a variety of outdoor seating, some of it protected from the elements.. A wide range of fresh pub food is served all day long, meeting all dietary requirements. For fish lovers, the day's fresh fish is on display for you to select. Next to Hornes brewery their beer is always available, plus other local breweries. The pub operates an "Emerald Discount" scheme for the over 55s, with 25% on Mondays and 15% on Tuesday to Fridays off all food and soft drinks. Monthly quiz is currently last Tuesday of the month.

  • Buckingham
    • Buckingham Golf Club Tingewick Road, Tingewick Buckingham MK18 4AE Telephone(01908) 370756

      The Clubhouse has a bar and a restaurant for members to drink and eat after a round of golf and there is a large balcony with tables and seating overlooking the golf course. The Clubhouse takes private bookings such as birthdays, anniversaries and discos and there is a smaller room for private meals or business meetings.

    • Dukes Bar at Villiers Hotel 3 Castle Street Buckingham MK18 1BS Telephone(01280) 822444

      Centrally-located Hotel and conference venue with the comfortable Dukes Bar open to non-residents.

    • Grand Junction 13 High Street Buckingham MK18 1NT Telephone(01280) 731680

      Taken over by Oakman and completely rebuilt and refurbished. Two regular ales from the Fullers lists and one changing ale, often local. Food focused and available throughout the day: breakfast until 11am; lunch until 5pm; dinner thereafter. You enter large L-shape bar as you enter from street, which has plenty of seats and tables. Beyond bar and down a step is a large restaurant area, with serving area to the rear. There is a chair lift between bar and restaurant. There is also level access to the restaurant from the large patio area, which has direct access from the street to the left of the main entrance. The patio has plenty of tables, benches and seats, with "the Granary" bar (or function room) on the opposite side of the patio.

    • Kings Head Coffee & Gin Bar 7 Market Hill Buckingham MK18 1JX Telephone(01280) 812442

      Centrally-located, this pleasant and comfortable pub and coffee bar has a hidden-away, good-sized, sunny courtyard garden. It serves hot drinks, spirits - almost 100 gins - real ales and Old Rosie cider, plus a buy-one-get-one-free cocktail menu, all day every day! With various food menus available throughout the day its offerings move though the King's Breakfast, sandwiches, fresh pastries, burgers, salads, nachos and 'Small Plates' - a tapas-style menu - served in the evenings. Gluten Free and Vegan catered for too.

    • Mitre 2 Mitre Street Buckingham MK18 1DW Telephone(01280) 813080

      Local CAMRA Pub of the Year. Just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Buckingham takes you to the town's oldest pub, dating from the 17th century. A cosy atmosphere is enhanced by a real open fire as well as a new log burner in winter. Covid lockdown was used to complete interior revamp and install a new stone floor. As a free house, the Mitre has one regular and four changing and interesting beers, featuring guests from all over the UK, usually including local breweries. It also features two craft ale taps. It serves rotating still ciders on the fifth handpull over the summer, but reverts to beer in the winter. The pub supports local charities and charity football and cricket matches. It also supports the local football and rugby clubs and has its own darts team. Major sporting events are shown on the seven large-screen Sky and BT TVs and, if games clash, different matches can be shown at once. Plenty of outdoor drinking space with a stretch-tent covering the garden, allowing for al fresco opening no matter what the weather.

    • New Inn 18 Bridge Street Buckingham MK18 1AF Telephone(01280) 423677

      Traditional and welcoming pub close to town centre. It has a long rectangular main room with the bar in the centra and a quiet seating area behind and to the right of the main bar. At the rear the enclosed and white-painted yard has plenty of chairs and tables and it can be a real sun trap. Local CAMRA branch's Most Improved Pub 2019.

    • White Hart 1-2 Market Square Buckingham MK18 1NL Telephone(01280) 815151

      The bar is to the right as you enter the building from the street. It is a large room broken into smaller areas by large pillars. There is a raised area to the front with bench seating, tables and chairs. Another raised area to the rear of the room has stained glass windows. Downstairs is another large room with seating, a pool table and a dart board. Outside is a large patio garden and terrace. There are four hand pumps on the bar, but often only one of the regular beers is available.

    • Woolpack 57 Well Street Buckingham MK18 1EP Telephone(01280) 817972

      This is a busy, nicely modernised pub with a large riverside garden backing onto river and heated covered patio, close to town centre. The bar retains many old features, but also includes comfortable chairs and a sofa. Four hand-pumps serve two regular beers and two guest ales from the SIBA list, though only three pumps might be in use at quieter times. Cider from boxes (eg, Old Rosie) in summer. Freshly-cooked food is available and local produce used where possible. Children are welcome until early evening. Parking nearby can be awkward. The Woolpack holds beer festivals from time to time. Dogs welcome in garden with water and treats.

  • Calverton
    • Shoulder of Mutton Calverton MK19 6ED Telephone(01908) 562183

      This delightful rural pub in the tranquil village of Calverton. The building dates back to 1790, but started life as a butchers and slaughterhouse; it then became a local store and post office before it became the local pub The pub has one L shaped bar with seating for drinkers to the right as you enter. To the rear on the left hand side of the bar the tables and chairs are available for diners. At the far end there is a log burning stove and either side, the windows look out onto the garden and the fields beyond. Behind the pub the garden has tables and chairs and a children's play area in the top right hand corner. There is additional outdoor seating to the front of the pub.

  • Chicheley
    • Chester Arms Bedford Road Chicheley MK16 9JE Telephone(01234) 391214

      Family-run pub that focuses on a variety of freshly prepared food and a range of real ales, usually from local breweries. Like many old buildings, the rooms are on different levels, which greatly adds to the pub's character. The room to the left of the entrance is informal and has bench seats, tables and chairs and a large screen TV showing BBC, ITV and the news channel, while the areas to the right are set for dining. The furthest room, with a large open fireplace, can be used for meetings or for a quiet drink. The menu changes seasonally. Food is served all day with the lunch menu available until 6pm and the evening menu after that. On Sundays there is an option for roast dinners. Dedicated Vegan, Gluten Free & Dairy Free menus. Outside there is a garden to the rear of the pub where barbecues are held in summer and more seating is available at the front.

  • Clifton Reynes
    • Robin Hood Church Road Clifton Reynes MK46 5DR Telephone(01234) 711574

      The pub has been taken over by the local community and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Opening hours have now increased. The pub has two bars, with some parts which are as they were in the 17th century including a spectacular inglenook fireplace. The larger bar features a Northamptonshire skittles table with a smaller bar and a conservatory. Currently just one ale is served but food is now available, with home-made sausages and pies, all made on the premises by the publican (plus some children's choices). Walkers are welcome, especially if they leave their muddy boots inside the back porch! ​ It has a large well-furnished beer garden with plenty of space for active children. Public transport now only provided by the MK Connect ride-sharing minibus service.

  • Drayton Parslow
    • Three Horseshoes 10 Main Road Drayton Parslow MK17 0JS Telephone(01296) 720296

      This old village public house is about 200 years old (maybe older). This pub is one long room with an L shaped bar. To the left of the bar is a pool table and dartboard. A large original fire place separates the bar from the main food area. Currently, there are two ales available, a regular beer, Eagle IPA and a changing guest beer, often from the SIBA lists. For those who want to stay a little longer, B&B is available. Best book in advance to avoid disappointment. It has a good sized car park & beer garden at the rear.

  • Emberton
    • Bell & Bear 12 High Street Emberton MK46 5DH Telephone(01234) 385537

      Stone-built pub with a slate roof. The old Grade II building houses a long narrow bar with high stools and - past the real fire - tables, chairs and settees at the far end. Rescued from closure but community purchase and now re-opened, but with rebuilding work continuing. The comfortable restaurant area is behind the bar, but only for eating from food vans or events like the monthly Book Club and the Saturday morning Coffee Shop. The bar has five hand pumps, with one regular cask ale (Brakspear) and a rotating selection of two or three guest beers, usually from local breweries. The kitchen needs major rebuilding, but local independent food vans and pop-ups visit at least twice weekly - see Event list on website or Facebook pageor details or contact them to ask. A large rear patio has been installed and should soon be in use, with the garden area beyond being relaid and reseeded, aiming to be open by summer 2022. Aside from a small, hard-to-enter car park, parking is on the street.

  • Gawcott
    • Crown Hillesden Road Gawcott MK18 4JF Telephone(01280) 822322

      A cosy village pub with two bars and two fires. It is a welcoming pub used by many local people. Fresh home-cooked food is served Tuesday to Sunday, with themed food nights for curry (Fri) and burgers (Wed). Bar menu and take-away food available 7 days a week. Booking is advised, especially on busy nights. Has an interesting selection of exclusive wines and champagnes. Outside bar (with hand pull) used in summer.

  • Great Brickhill
    • Old Red Lion Ivy Lane Great Brickhill MK17 9AH Telephone(01525) 261715

      This is a lovely country pub with stunning views from its garden over the valley and beyond. The sun sets directly into the pub garden. The ale is of good quality, the food superb and, for the quality, not over priced. The service is always friendly and efficient and the decor is fresh and in keeping with a country pub without being 'stuffy'.

  • Hanslope
    • Club Hanslope 28 High Street Hanslope MK19 7LQ Telephone(01908) 510337

      Opened in 1896, Hanslope Working Men's Club in the 19th Century, but is now 'The Club Hanslope' and is especially welcoming to women. Non members are welcome at all times. Remains affiliated to the CIU. The Club has two downstairs rooms designated the Bar and the Lounge and serves two regular beers and a weekly-changing guest ale. Upstairs a small room has pool and darts It offers a wide range of community activities, from children's events to discos to films and monthly bingo; plus darts, skittles, pool, cards and quizzes. The Club also holds a weekend beer festival each Easter. Voted local CAMRA Club of the Year 2016 and 2017

    • Cock Inn 35 High Street Hanslope MK19 7LQ Telephone(01908) 510553

      Popular local one-room open-plan pub and dining area. Built in the 1930s to replace the original thatched Cock Inn, it was completely refurbished in 2021. As you enter, bar (and TV screen) is to your right and a real-fire stove to the left at the opposite end. They serve Greene King IPA and a changing guest ale, usually from the local Vale brewery. The recent complete and tastefull refurbishment provides plenty of solid tables and chairs, one long cushioned bench on the back wall, facing you as you enter and a comfortable leather settee. The refurbishment included a new kitchen with food available in the evening, for Sunday lunch and - by May 2022 - at lunchtime too. There is BT Sport on the TV, live music is staged from time to time and there are themed events such as a Halloween fancy dress party. From the front of the pub you can admire the medieval church which has Buckinghamshire's tallest spire.

    • Watts Arms Castlethorpe Road Hanslope MK19 7LG Telephone(01908) 337954

      Early 19th century town pub that has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Four stone steps take you straight into the pub with its three rooms knocked into one, but remaining distinctly separate areas; brick chimney breast (with real fire in winter) separates games area from main bar and third room (RHS through main door) is smaller and more comfortable Its four handpumps usually deliver two or three ales, mostly from Brewpoint but with one guest. Although popular with local people, it still attracts drinkers as a destination pub. Food available all day. Sunday roast is 12-4.30, but pre-order if possible as the pub can be full.

  • Haversham
    • Greyhound 2 High Street Haversham MK19 7DT Telephone(01908) 031038

      Cosy 16th Century village pub overlooking fields. A rustic haven surprisingly close to Milton Keynes. There are two bars, a comfortable saloon with pews set either side of tables and a traditional, and usually quiet public bar, which doubles as a function room. There is a gazebo smoking area and a pub garden. Good traditional food served using, mostly, local produce. Convenient for walkers using the nearby Swans and Shires Ways, who no doubt find the pub's open fire makes it an especially welcome refuge in winter.

  • Lavendon
    • Green Man High Street Lavendon MK46 4HA Telephone(01234) 712611

      This thatched roof pub is much larger than it looks from the outside. There are lots of connected rooms off the main bar area with thick stone walls and exposed beams. The original fire place houses a log burning stove. There is a variety of seating from high tables and chairs to comfortable leather arm chairs with low tables. The regular beer is Greene King IPA. The two guest beers are usually Abbott and Old Speckled Hen, but may be a GK seasonal and there is often a a fourth handpump at busy times. Cask Ales are £2.50 a pint all day the first Monday of each month. Food is available all day every day.

    • Horseshoe 26 High Street Lavendon MK46 4HA Telephone(01234) 713890

      Friendly local pub with two wooden-beamed bars.Both have stone flagged floors as you enter, with carpeting further inside. The smaller bar - to your right as you enter - has tables and chairs and a Northamptonshire skittles table, while the larger bar, to the left, where most people sit to eat, Both bars have plenty of tables and chairs and both have real fires. All beers from the Marston's catalogue, with two regular and one changing beers, though there may be a second at busy times. The pub is closed all day Monday plus Tuesday afternoons but later openings are possible for the summer season and Bank Holidays.

  • Little Brickhill
    • George Inn Watling Street Little Brickhill MK17 9NB Telephone(01525) 261298

      The bar is straight ahead of you as you enter and there are plenty of tables and comfortable settees in the front area. At the back of the bar, through an archway is another table area, but mainly used for dining. A large dining room/function room leads off of this back bar. Two hand pumps, serving at least one varying and well-kept beer from the Heineken lists; two beers on at busy times. Now reopened as a traditional English pub following major refurbishment, but with the focus on its restaurant and a bar area for drinks only, They offer a "traditionally British menu with a slight Mediterranean twist, using seasonal quality produce". There is large garden behind with plenty of benched tables, in the summertime offering outdoor dining, BBQs and Hog Roasts.

  • Little Horwood
    • Shoulder of Mutton Church Street Little Horwood MK17 0PF Telephone(01296) 708415

      Parts date back to around 1468 and originally built to house the craftsmen building the extension to the adjacent St Nicholas Church. This is a classic village pub with a one room, low-beamed ceiling which, after changing hands many times over the years has been purchased and lovingly restored by a community group from the village. The old bar, removed by the previous owners, has been replaced by a purpose-built traditional bar. A regularly changing menu of real ales, many from local and smaller breweries, plus Saxby's ciders. Large garden with tables & benches at the side..

  • Little Tingewick (Finmere)
    • Red Lion Buckingham Road/Mere Road Little Tingewick (Finmere) MK18 4AG Telephone(01280) 848285

      This early 19th century thatched, stone-built pub has a totally refurbished, modern interior with stripped wood floors, original farmhouse features and oak beams. The pub is now focused mainly on dining - fresh fish a speciality and breakfast served on Saturdays, 11-12.00., But there is still a bar with four handpumps (currently only two or three in use) and seats, with drinkers very welcome. Aunt Sally team plays there during season (May-Sep).

  • Maids Moreton
    • Wheatsheaf Main Street Maids Moreton MK18 1QR Telephone(01280) 822903

      A family run, traditional village pub in Grade II-listed building, full of character with its thatched roof, low ceilings and exposed beams. In continuous use as an inn since the 18th century - while being used as a pub, it has also been a village store, a blacksmiths and a butchers shop. As you enter the front door, the bar is through the latched wooden door on the left. A separate room on the right can be hired for private parties. In the bar, there is an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove; the pub also has an old dutch oven with a flintstone hearth. There is a large garden at the rear of the pub and occasional pig roasts are held in summer.

  • Milton Keynes
    • Abbey Hill Golf Centre Abbey Hill, Monks Way Milton Keynes MK8 8AA Telephone(01908) 562408

      Golf Club bar in clubhouse, offering drinks and food from early breakfast until evening. One hand pump with national ale, such as GK IPA or Adnams Broadside. Private bar, but open to Social members as well as golfers. Clubhouse offers a range of events, as well as offering several rooms for weddings, parties, etc.

    • Barge 15 Newport Road Milton Keynes MK15 0AE Telephone(01908) 233841

      Pub was built in the early 19th century near to the under-construction Grand Junction (now Grand Union) canal linking London with Birmingham. It thrived on trade from the navvies building the canal and then from the narrow boat crews and passengers. Up until well into the 20th century, the beer served at the Barge was brought through on trays from the store at the front of the building. The pub has three hand pulls, serving beers from the M&B catalogue. Refurbished in 2022, the modern pub has seating in different areas, mostly given to dining. The bar area has an open fire. The dining area has a large conservatory-like area.. There are two gardens to front and rear of the pub. The now offer for purchase and takeaway a selection of artisan breads & pastries, preserves, relishes & chutneys and some premium spirits.

    • Barn Secklow Gate West Milton Keynes MK9 3BZ Telephone(01908) 663388

      Integrated into a Premier Inn hotel, this pub was ideally placed for Milton Keynes city centre. It now only offers one real ale, alongside a range of keg craft beers (mainly from BrewDog). It offers the usual Beefeater menu of reasonably priced food. Very family friendly. Be aware, though, that daytime parking is on a meter.

    • Biergarten Unit 3, The Triangle, Wolverton Park Road Milton Keynes MK12 5FJ Telephone(01908) 990127

      Milton Keynes' first micropub and bottleshop opened in 2016 in a retail unit in a prestigious residential development alongside the Grand Union Canal close to Wolverton station. The bottle shop is in front as you enter and the bar at the far end to your left. The corner bar has one cask ale, usually from one of two local breweries and four keg fonts for German and British craft beer. Ciders, wine and spirits are also served. Bottled beer from the shelves or chilled cabinets can be purchased and drunk on the premises. The bar has rustic furniture with low and standard height tables, wooden chairs with cushions, two wing armchairs and a three-seater settee. Fresh flowers are on each table. A bookcase that also has board games and packs of cards. Outside seating is available. Tea and coffee are available, along with artisan pork scratchings. Freshly-baked pretzels are available each month (first Saturday) and Street food is available on most Fridays. The Bottleshop (200 bottles) is arranged into different sections, such as: beers from 18 local breweries, beers from Yorkshire, from London, from Germany and a section for American, Belgian and Scandinavian beers, cider, soft drinks and wine. Several large fridges keep beers chilled for drinking or take-away.

    • Black Horse Wolverton Road Milton Keynes MK14 5AJ Telephone(01908) 398461

      Popular canal-side pub with extensive beer gardens. The focus is mainly on food but drinkers are welcome. Recently refurbished and aims to look like an authentic old pub, but with more upmarket furniture and decor. The canal-side terrace has seen the addition of modern glass cabanas. There is a separate area indoors with tables that drinkers can use. It also has a private dining/function room that seats about 18-20. Pub is built into steep slope, but good work has been done to meet needs of customers with mobility difficulties: two disabled parking bays right by front entrance with level access to the bar area and disabled toilet. There are, however, steps to several areas beyond the bar.

    • Blackened Sun Brewery Tap Unit 3, Heathfield Milton Keynes MK12 6HP Telephone(01908) 990242

      Recent winners of local CAMRA branch awards: Contribution to Local Beer Scene and Chair's Award for Excellence and has won Circus "Craft Microbrewery of the Year" 2019-21. Venue is a Taproom within the Blackened Sun microbrewery on the Heathfield Court trading estate. It has long tables and bench seating, plus some stools. Six taps serve Blackened Sun beers, sometimes a collaboration brew. All are real ales, naturally conditioned, unfined, unpasteurized and unfiltered, served from key-keg, and many are brewed with Belgian yeasts and most are vegan; casks are sometimes used during festivals. Bottled house beers, soft drinks, ciders, wine and often guest beers are also available, including for take-away; growlers can be refilled. Alcohol- and Gluten-free beers usually available, as is coffee. Under-18's welcome before 8pm accompanied by an adult. Dog friendly.

    • Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Working Mens Social Club 1 Chandos Place Milton Keynes MK2 2SQ Telephone(01908) 372037

      Bar is on right from entrance, with games room behind the bar. Function room on left from entrance. Snooker room upstairs. Refurbished to good standard during lockdown. Although a members’ club, non-Members are admitted, usually in function room. Away fans welcome on MK Dons matchdays.

    • Bletchley Conservative Club 105 Queensway Milton Keynes MK2 2DN Telephone(01908) 372258

      Called "the Conservative Club" membership is open to anybody and the Club no longer gives money to the Party; non-members are also welcome, but pay extra for food and drinks, plus higher admission for musical events. As you enter the Club the bar is straight ahead with a food servery to the right and tables & chairs to the left. Behind the bar a large area with a small stage in one corner where the bands play, which can be partioned for private functions, such as wedding receptions, birthdays, etc. This can also have a separate entrance. There is a patio at the front with tables & chairs. Alternate Tuesday nights the bar hosts the Bletchley Blues Club, a recently inaugurated live music event; plus Open Mic night every Wednesday. The premises is a short walk from Bletchley bus station and has a car park for approx 30 vehicles, access with via Bedford St.

    • Bletchley Rugby Club Pavillon, Manor Field Milton Keynes MK2 2HX Telephone(01908) 372298

      Bletchley Rugby Club club-house bar. Also serves Bletchley Town Cricket Club. Bar use restricted to members (and guests) and might be used at functions. There are three handpumps, but usually only one in use - generally for the local Hornes beers, but this might vary to, for example London Pride, for function bookings. Bar is only open for Rugby and Cricket Club activities, so times vary. Bar is within a large room upstairs, above the changing rooms. There is another room upstairs as well. Can be booked for functions and foos may be available then.

    • BrewDog Milton Keynes 316 Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 2EA Telephone(01908) 240055

      Opened at the end of July 2018, a typical BrewDog bar with 28 taps featuring 16 of its own beers (which could be from American, German or Australian breweries, as well as the Ellon UK brewery) 10 guest beers and two ciders. A wide range of beer styles and ABVs is covered in keg and keykeg, but no cask ale. There is also an extensive selection of bottled and canned beers. The food menu is heavily focused on burgers and wings, but vegan and vegetarian options always available. The mezzanine area features a ping pong table, and there are pinball machines on both levels. Hot-desking available (charge made; student discount ) but with unlimited tea and coffee.

    • Brewhouse & Kitchen (Milton Keynes) 7 Savoy Crescent Milton Keynes MK9 3PU Telephone(01908) 049032

      Brewpub boasting a microbrewery in the round with their real ales and other beers brewed on-site. It offers a good range of real ales, craft and other beers. If you ever want to marry in a pub, it is also a licensed marriage venue. There's a range of seating on several levels, including a mezzanine floor and various private hire spaces, including large room on top floor, for weddings, parties, conferences, etc. Terrace at the front has tables and chairs. The decent Indy and Retro music is far from background, but not overpowering so you can still talk. Food is freshly cooked to order with beer used in many recipes; each dish comes with a recommended beer match.

    • Broughton Milton Road Milton Keynes MK10 9AA Telephone(01908) 667726

      Large, modern, family-friendly pub, restaurant and hotel. Bar is broken up into a number of discrete, but interconnected areas. There are two designated restaurant areas, but food can be eaten throughout the pub. There are four handpumps on the bar, but usually only three in use, serving Greene King IPA, Abbot and Speckled Hen. Christmas will often see a fourth, seasonal beer. One of the bar areas is designated as a "Sports Bar", for adults only (that is, no under-18s). Breakfast is served every day from opening time and the main menu is available from 11am every day until 10pm. The pub and reataurant can be very busy at weekends.

    • Bull & Butcher 30 Aylesbury Street Milton Keynes MK2 2BA Telephone(01908) 376041

      Two bar areas - the first on both left and right as you enter has Sports TV screens, but there is a quieter bar at rear, traditionally used by eaters. Beer from the Heineken lists, but usually only one handpump in use. Kitchen offers pub classics and local favourites, with roasts on Sunday. They use local produce when possible. There is a large garden with tables to the rear - both paved and grassed areas - with some covered booths and a children's play area.. Now has regular live music and karaoke - see Facebook page.

    • Bull Hotel (Vaults Bar) 64 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AQ Telephone(01908) 567104

      The Vaults Bar, located next to the Bull Hotel, is under the same ownership but run separately from the hotel bar. The whole operation closed largely "because of Covid", but the Vaults Bar reopened in June 2022 (though the hotel hasn't). The Vaults has plenty of handpumps, but currently offers four beers. It used to host live music quite regularly and other events but let's see what happens now it has re-opened.

    • Burnt Oak Egerton Gate Milton Keynes MK5 7HH Telephone(01908) 521968

      Friendly community pub on a residential estate. The bar is straight ahead of you as you enter and the area in front and to the right of the bar is well supplied with tables and chairs. To the left of the bar is the restaurant, which is now a separate area and can serve as a function room, with its own doors.. There are four handpumps, but currently only two in regular use, with beers from the Marston's range. Food is available throughout the day, except on Monday and Tuesday, when there is no service. The main room has a dart board and a large screen TV showing Sky and BT sports.

    • Caldecotte Arms Bletcham Way Milton Keynes MK7 8HP Telephone(01908) 366188

      The Caldecotte Arms is a Greene King family pub restaurant. The pub is built around a (fake) windmill and is set in parkland overlooking Caldecotte Lake. With two hand pumps, the manager tries to serve two beers in different styles

    • Captain Ridley's Shooting Party 183 Queensway Milton Keynes MK2 2ED Telephone(01908) 621020

      The pub name comes from 1938 when MI5 were checking nearby Bletchley Park as a suitable site for the wartime code breakers, but allayed any suspicion by saying that they were a weekend shooting party. This Wetherspoon's pub walls and display cabinets feature much of the Bletchley Park Codebreakers history and the "Huts" are commemorated in the rear garden. The ground floor comprises one large bar with the main seating to the rear of the pub, completed with an open kitchen gantry. The 12 hand pumps offer three regular ales and up to six guests (but usually fewer) Captain Ridley’s has Bingo Tuesday afternoons, quiz night Mondays and chess club evenings across the week. There is a large patio garden to the rear of the pub with three snow huts and other seating, plus a large number of seats in the front garden. The front of the pub also has (limited) customer parking, free of charge, includingl two electric car charging bays. Customers must now provide photo ID from 9pm -driving licence, passport, etc. These will be scanned, with the data is stored there and never shared; it is deleted after 30 days unless an alert has been recorded for that individual. The scanner secured for use used by registered management, locked when not in use and chained and locked to the wall, in full view of security cameras.

    • Chequers 48 Watling St Milton Keynes MK2 2BY Telephone(01908) 990718

      Small, traditional public house with exposed beams and brickwork. Front entrance up several steep steps or low rear door down a step. It now focuses on beer with Vale Gravitas and Red Kite plus two guest beers. The pub welcomes away supporters on match days. It has a small, neat courtyard garden at rear, furnished with wooden tables and bench seats. Small car park at rear. Pub closed Monday & Tuesday.

    • Clocktower White Horse Drive Milton Keynes MK4 2AS Telephone(01908) 503153

      Family-focused venue offering food and real ales from the Greene King menu. One large bar flowing into a further area with two dartboards and then tables used primarily for eating. Plenty of screens available in all areas for sports TV.

    • Cock Hotel 72-74 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AH Telephone(01908) 567733

      Hotel bar serving Greene King beers. The courtyard garden is popular in summer. Food is served all day every day, including breakfast from 8am. The function room opens on to the courtyard and is regularly booked for weddings and parties. The hotel itself dates from the 15th Century and was a famous coaching inn on Watling Street.

    • Concrete Cow Brewery 59 Alston Drive Milton Keynes MK13 9HB Telephone07889 665745

      Milton Keynes’ first brewery, which opened in 2007. This micro-brewery offers a delivery service within the Milton Keynes area and a postal service across Great Britain through their on-line portal. Take away may be available, but phone to check. Unfiltered, unpasteurised real ales made using only raw unadulterated ingredients, which means only crushed malted grains and whole hops… no syrups, sugars, bottled hop oils or manufactured hop pellets. The beer names reflect Milton Keynes history. The beer is available in bottles, mini-kegs and standard kegs.

    • Craufurd Arms 59 Stratford Road Milton Keynes MK12 5LT Telephone(01908) 313864

      Huge L shaped pub - a haven for the heavy rocker (but other types of entertainment and genres of music sometimes available). Separate 250 capacity live music venue with it's own bar. Main bar area is open plan with a small(er) stage area to the right for free gigs. Live music regularly throughout the week in either of the music areas. Street foods are served on at least one Sunday per month normally including at least one vegan food seller. Also serves wide range of craft ales on keg and in cans. On most concert nights the pub can be very busy, normally with rock and metal music played in the bar area. In the main bar, Monday is FREE pool night; Tuesday is Poker Night; Wednesday is Open Mic night; Thursday is Quiz night. Pub also contains multi-award-winning tattoo and piercing studio.

    • Cricketers 247 Oldbrook Boulevard Milton Keynes MK6 2QA Telephone(01908) 678844

      This popular modern pub on a residential estate has one large bar with a variety of seating on different levels. There are three handpumps with IPA as the regular beer and guests mainly from the Greene King range, but one occasionally sourced from another brewery

    • Cross Keys 34 Newport Road Milton Keynes MK15 0AA Telephone(01908) 528145

      16th-century building with thatched roof. and more recent extensions The pub has a bar and a separate restaurant, which was extended and refurbished in 2018. The food is home-made from fresh local produce. Winner of multiple awards. As well as up to six real ales, fresh tea and coffee are available. Has a TV in the bar showing terrestrial channels with subtitles. The patio and garden behind the pub are very popular in summer especially with its outside bar.

    • Crown 9 Market Square Milton Keynes MK11 1BE Telephone(01908) 262888

      Gastro pub with two comfortable bars situated on the Market Square.

    • Duke of Wellington 61 Wolverton Road Milton Keynes MK11 1ED

      This pub has two bars with just one real ale on offer - usually Purity UBU. Popular with locals and can get busy on Friday/Saturday evenings.

    • Eager Poet 2 Tower Crescent Milton Keynes MK14 6JY Telephone(01908) 607208

      Spacious, modern pub on a residential estate. Large horseshoe-style bar with plenty of seating around it and two pool tables and a dartboard at one end. The outside seating area overlooks the road.

    • Fox & Hounds 87 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AT Telephone(01908) 260604

      The Fox and Hounds dates from the mid-19th century, but its buildings are a century older. It has two bars, one quiet, with a further small stone-walled room beyond and one with regular live bands and music, sports TV, dartboard and a rare Northants skittle table. Outside is a garden with wooden tables and benches plus two Scandinavian-style part-open cabins - one with log fire - where smoking is permitted. Car park is at rear, at end of Prospect Road.

    • Furzton Lake Shirwell Crescent Milton Keynes MK4 1GA Telephone(01908) 520200

      Set in an attractive water feature garden, this large modern pub is close to Furzton Lake, a popular recreational area. The bar has a casual dining area and to the right of the bar as you enter, is the restaurant, which occupies the ground floor and mezzanine floor above, with a wood burning stove on the ground floor. There are two permanent real ales. Breakfast is served every day, Mon-Fri from 6.30am to noon and Sat & Sun 8am to noon, with the main menu from 11am. The windows of the restaurant overlook the garden and Furzton Lake. O utside, surrounded by levels of decking and interconnecting paths, there is a cascade of ponds with small connecting waterfalls, a fountain in the top pond and a small narrowboat moored in the lowest pond. There is an enclosed children's play area to one side. The lake is accessible from the garden.

    • Galleon Old Wolverton Road Milton Keynes MK12 5NL Telephone(01908) 314385

      Pleasant canal side pub. Parking is on the opposite side of the road and also down the lane at the side of the pub. Three handpumps, with usually two in use, with beers from Heineken lists. The beer garden, containing children's play area, can also be accessed directly from this lane.

    • Giffard Park Inn Broadway Avenue Milton Keynes MK14 5QN Telephone(01908) 210025

      Spacious multi-chambered 1980's residential estate pub beside the Grand Union Canal. Very family-friendly: there are games and a "kids' menu" for children, who are welcome until 9pm. Although the emphasis is on food - breakfast is served from 9am - there is a separate bar area and (usually) three real ales. The beer is very reasonably priced for the area (with special offers on Mondays). The canalside beer garden is pleasant in summer.

    • Halley's Comet 101 Bradwell Road Milton Keynes MK13 7AW Telephone(01908) 312987

      Re-opened June 2021 after full refurbishment. Huge pub with central bar. Large beer garden at the rear. The pub has three handpumps, although usually only two beers available.

    • Inn On the Lake Bond Avenue Milton Keynes MK1 1PA Telephone(01908) 646868

      Modern pub in octagonal building with bar and restaurant area to the front and large separate function room at the rear. Bar area has leather armchairs and sofas, large screen TV showing news channel with subtitles and no sound. Restaurant overlooks the garden and the lake.

    • Kensington Kensington Drive Milton Keynes MK8 9AN Telephone(01908) 260320

      Modern pub on residential estate. The bar is on different levels with the lower level tothe right reserved for dining. there is a small courtyard garden with tables and chairs, most under a canopy. In summer there is a children's bouncy castle.

    • Lakeside Brickhill Street Milton Keynes MK15 9HQ Telephone(01908) 675222

      Large pub beside the popular Willen Lake South, where water sports are available. Can get very busy, particularly in summer when the Lake attracts many visitors. Two hand pumps, but only one in use and only in summertime when pub is busy. Open plan pub, but broken up into different areas. Comfortable seating in both bar and restaurant areas - tables, booths and bench seating. Ample seats and tables on paved area at front of pub on the edge of the busy lake

    • Maltsters Arms 45 Aylesbury Street Milton Keynes MK2 2BQ Telephone(01908) 372801

      This pub has two rooms, one with a pool table and dart board and tables and chairs. The other room is carpeted and has a quieter atmosphere, though there are TV screens in both bars. Although described as a Free House, its beers come from the Heineken lists.

    • Midsummer Tap 1 Savoy Crescent Milton Keynes MK9 3PU Telephone(01908) 395147

      This is a busy City Centre pub serving the renowned Theatre district in Central Milton Keynes. Previously called Slug & Lettuce it now describes itself as a craft beer and sports pub. It forms part of the vibrant night life within the Theatre district along with many night clubs and mainly big chain restaurants. It often has events around major sporting fixtures such as the rugby world cup. As it is a large pub it can accommodate many people but even then it can be very full during the weekends.

    • Milton Keynes Village Pavilion Worrelle Avenue Milton Keynes MK10 9AD Telephone(01908) 605538

      The Pavilion reopened on Saturday 1 August 2015. It is a one room pub furnished with tables and chairs and a pool table. To one side there is a small bar with two hand pumps. The large curved fully glazed wall at the rear has doors leading to a small patio with views across the cricket green. The entrance from the road belies the light airy atmosphere of the bar and the idyllic backdrop. The Pavilion now sells one cask ale, Doom Bar.

    • Moon Under Water Xscape, Avebury Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 3NN Telephone(01908) 528854

      This popular Wetherspoon's pub comprising of a large single bar is in the busy Xscape leisure complex. The front of the pub is fully glazed and looks out onto the outdoor seating area and car park beyond. Inside, there is a long serpentine bar with ten hand pumps. The room extends beyond the bar on two levels to the entrance inside the Xscape. The food is the traditional Wetherspoon's menu and the pub participates in the Wetherspoon's beer and cider festivals.

    • Nag's Head 30 High Street Milton Keynes MK14 5AX Telephone(01908) 607449

      Local CAMRA Most Improved Pub of the Year. A pretty thatched-roof pub, believed to date from the 16th century at the heart of Great Linford village. It has two bars with low ceilings and exposed beams, giving it a cosy feel, especially when the log-burning stove is lit in the saloon bar. Freshly prepared food and a wide range of drinks including craft and traditional ales and guest beers from local breweries. Monthly quiz night and regular live music events. Newly refurbished large front and rear patio gardens with marquee at rear. On the doorstep of the Grand Union Canal and Linford Manor Park which is undergoing extensive renovations to restore its many historical features. Ever popular with ramblers, dog walkers and narrow-boaters as well as the local community.

    • New Bradwell Sports Association Bradwell Road Milton Keynes MK13 7AD Telephone(01908) 313835

      Clubhouse for both New Bradwell St Peter FC and New Bradwell Cricket Club. Venue is divided into three rooms. Regular livel music and community events held. Rooms are available for hire.

    • New Inn 2 Bradwell Road Milton Keynes MK13 0EN Telephone(01908) 310155

      This spacious canal side pub retains many original features despite renovations in the 1970s. there is a gathering of folk musicians that meet here once a month for an informal music session. The pub has lovely views from its garden across the canal to Bradwell. It has very friendly service.

    • New Queen Victoria 47 Church Street Milton Keynes MK12 5JW Telephone(01908) 313838

      Large corner pub in the heart of Wolverton. Single room with long bar. 2 hand pumps, one serving real ale and one cider. Separate cafe, the Sunnyside Up, serving traditional cafe/pub food unti 3.30pm and South African-themed restaurant, the Braai Shack, serving in the evening (not Monday).

    • North Western 11 Stratford Road Milton Keynes MK12 5LJ Telephone(01908) 322797

      Very much a locals pub with a large L shaped room and a single bar. Named after the railway company which served Wolverton and built the railway works in the town. Reputedly haunted. Good value traditional pub food served daily. Friendly welcoming staff.

    • Nut & Squirrel 1 Barnsdale Drive Milton Keynes MK4 4DD Telephone(01908) 340031

      Popular open plan pub with nooks and crannies offering a traditional multi-room feel. Eating throughout, but there is a restaurant off the bar area. Five handpumps offer their house ale and a regularly rotating selection of three cask ales and Old Rosie cider with Cask Marque accredited quality, plus several craft beers on tap. Cask Club price reduction on real ale Monday and Thursday (£2.89 per pint). Usual extensive Ember Inns food menu; catering for both vegetarians and vegans with a dedicated menu. Regular food special offers and the Ember Inns takeaway service. Plenty of tables and seating outside, including 4 solid wooden booths to protect you from the sun or rain! Located on edge of Westcroft shopping centre and opposite Howe Park woodland. Local CAMRA branch's Most Improved Pub 2019.

    • Old Beams Paxton Crescent Milton Keynes MK5 7AE Telephone(01908) 201054

      The Old Beams was rebuilt after a fire in 2007 with the remnants of the historical pub abutted to the newer oak framed barn. The west end of the Old Beams was the old farm, built around 1600 and called East Green Farm. Later the farm was called Shenley Lodge, which gave the area its name. This part of the pub is the oldest building in Shenley Lodge. The main entrance is now at the opposite (eastern) end from the original farm building and the car park. Entering, you are in the vaulted barn, which houses a long bar directly in front of you, with the large area to the left reserved for dining with table service. To your right, the remaining tables are for drinking and food ordered at the bar. The room beyond this area is what remains of the original pub and can be hired as a function room. That room reflects its four hundred year history in its beamed decor and the rest of the pub is designed to blend in, with plenty of beams and stone-flagged floors. The six handpumps on the bar serve three McMullen's beers. Outside there is a large patio with plenty of tables and a large garden. The car park is a good size, but the pub can get very popular in the summer, when parking can prove difficult - but careful parking is permitted on nearby roads.

    • Old George 41 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AA Telephone(01908) 562181

      Family run free house in a Tudor building with low ceilings housing a single bar plus a another room at rear. Accommodation is available and hotel licensing laws permit the bar flexible closing times. Four hand pumps with two constantly changing guest beers. Outside courtyard augments the undercover drinking area.

    • Old School House London Road Milton Keynes MK11 1JA Telephone(01908) 561936

      Busy food-focused pub with major rebuild and refurbishment in 2022, when name changed to the Old School House, the building's original purpose. Pub is one large L-shaped room, but internal decor and sub-walls define separate areas within; two steps up to dining area at far end, otherwise completely level flooring Three handpumps serving Brewpoint beers, two regular and one changing. Food served all day, but eating is, by no means, necessary. Outside seating overlooks busy road.

    • Old Swan 8 Shenley Road Milton Keynes MK3 6EZ Telephone(01908) 372926

      Busy pub offering two distinct, but linked bar areas with quiet area to the front; one step up to the larger, long bar with games area at far end, restricted to over 18s. Pub is neatly decorated with yellow and grey paint; largely carpeted, but with stone tiles in front of bar. Six steps up to main door, but slope up to car park enables entrance via a side door on the level and into level-floor main bar area, but there is no disabled toilet.

    • Olde Swan Newport Road Milton Keynes MK6 3BS Telephone(01908) 679489

      Period building with low ceilings and exposed beams, extended over the centuries, with seating on different levels. The pub restaurant dates from Tudor times and has retained many original features. Most of the pub is given to dining, but there is a small but comfortable bar area to one side. There are four hand pumps and the beer selection is from the Greene King range. Brunch served at the weekends. The large garden overlooks the Green and is very popular in the summer.

    • Plough Simpson Road Milton Keynes MK6 3AH Telephone(01908) 691555

      As you enter the pub, the snug is on your right and it can be used as a small private dining area or function room. The spacious bar to the left has a variety of seating and tables. Through the bar to the rear of the building is a large restaurant looking out onto a patio, It has recently been refurbished by new licensee. There are three hand pumps serving a changing selection of ales. Traditional pub fare is served, with some a la carte menu additions. Food available throughtout the pub, including the front and rear patios. Car parking is at the rear of the pub, behind which the large garden slopes upwards to the Grand Union Canal.,The garden has always been very popular in summer and the Plough makes a good venue from which to take a stroll along the canal.

    • Prince Albert 17 Vicarage Road Milton Keynes MK13 9AG Telephone(01908) 226524

      This friendly, Red Oak Taverns tenancy pub, run by an experienced landlord, offers a small, changing selection of well kept ales. It is in the heart of the old village, so feels like the old village pub it once was. There is a pleasant, quiet garden at the back with tables on a small paved area and further tables in fenced-off children's play area. Pub is welcoming, comfortable and in excellent decorative order, with the Bar straight ahead as you enter and a games room on your right. It is now wet only, no longer offering food beyond the usual crisps, nuts, etc.

    • Prince George of Cambridge Portishead Drive Milton Keynes MK4 3FA Telephone(01908) 504391

      Recently-built and mostly food-oriented McMullen's house on western outskirts of Milton Keynes. It has five hand pumps, but usually only three are in regular use except at busy times. Bar is straight ahead as you enter, with well-designed restaurant area to left and more tables to right. Although it is open plan, pillars and beams give a more friendly feel. The pub has plenty of tables and seating outside in the patio and garden area - being built in a bowl helps catch the sun. Ample parking.

    • Red Lion 11 Lock View Lane, Simpson Road Milton Keynes MK1 1BY Telephone(01908) 372317

      A popular lock-side pub on the Grand Union Canal that re-opened in December 2018 after refurbishment and with new publican. As you enter the pub from the road, the snug is to your left, offering comfortable seating and a quiet place to drink and chat. The archway facing you leads to the main bar with a variety of standard and high tables and chairs. As well as three Cask Marque real ales, a selection of wines, gins, tea and coffee are available. The main bar has a large screen TV showing sports and a dart board. The main bar leads to the well-appointed covered smoking area and the canal lockside garden, both of which have been well refurbished. Dogs are welcome outside (but not in bar) and their own barrel of water has been provided Being close to the canal a washing machine and tumble dryer are usually available for narrow boaters to use. Free parking, but need to give car registration number to bar staff.

    • Ship Ashore Granville Square Milton Keynes MK15 9JL Telephone(01908) 694360

      Part of the Ember Inns group, this is a smart, modern pub on a residential estate not far from Willen Lake and its recreational facilities. The pub comprises one large bar but pillars and half walls break up the area to give a more intimate feel. There is a constantly changing selection of real ales plus the house beer Twilighter IPA, brewed by Black Sheep. On Mondays and Thursdays, all real ales are £2.89 per pint. Food is served all day and there is also a vegetarian and vegan menu. Drinkers and diners are both made welcome. There is a small garden outside and ample free parking is available.

    • Stony Stratford Conservative Club 77 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AY Telephone(01908) 567105

      Multi-roomed Private members' social club, but card-carrying CAMRA members are admitted as guests. It offers up to three cask conditioned ales. Members enjoy regular events and activities, including live music. Occasionally the Club holds events that are open to the general public and the restaurant/lounge is available to the public between 12 and 2 when food is available. The car park is restricted to Members and their guests and parking outside can be difficult.

    • Swan Broughton Road Milton Keynes MK10 9AH Telephone(01908) 665240

      Very old village pub with thatched roof, low ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. As you enter, the bar is immediately in front of you. To the right and stretching from the bar to the rear of the pub is the restaurant. The far end of the restaraunt, the Garden room, can be separated from the main part of the restaurant by sliding doors and can be hired for weddings and parties. There is an outdoor patio dining area with waitress service. Meals can also be ordered from the bar for eating indoors or in the garden. Smoking is restricted to the far end of the garden. To the left of the bar is the Snug, a small L shaped room, which is quieter than the bar and can also be hired for small gatherings.

    • Swan Hotel 36 Watling St Milton Keynes MK2 2BL Telephone(01908) 370100

      This pub/hotel advertises itself as a Sports bar, with eight TV screens and the possibility of an outside screen for big matches . There is one large central "horseshoe" bar. The area at the rear of the pub houses a pool table and dart board while the area at the front has tables and chairs. There is a patio area outside at the rear. En-suite accommodation is available, with extra rooms being added. Breakfast is served from 7am Monday to Saturday.

    • Talbot 33 London Road Milton Keynes MK5 8AB Telephone(01908) 827296

      A large pub, which is divided into several seating areas, some as restaurant areas. The main bar area, with its 7-12 hand pulls (now 7, but more as trade increases, post-Covid) is for adults only, with under-18s restricted to restaurant area on left of bar as part of group of diners. Food is served all day every day with brunch (including "bottomless brunch") available from 10.ooam on Saturdays and Sundays. Mondays and Thursdays are "Cask Ale Day" when all real ales are £2.89 per pint all day. Offers on food and drink also available through the Ember Inns app. Wednesday is quiz night from 8.30pm. Large garden, popular in summer. Large car park but to be free you must check in your car registration at the bar when you arrive.

    • Tawny Owl Fyfield Barrow Milton Keynes MK7 7AN Telephone(01908) 232490

      A modern pub on a residential estate consisting of one large room with seating on two levels. Up to three beers are available, usually from the Greene King portfolio but beers from other breweries occasionally feature. Weston's Old Rosie is sometimes available via hand pump. There is usually background music playing and large screen TVs showing sports events. There is a drop down screen for showing the major sporting fixtures. Mondays are poker nights, there is a quiz on Thursday nights and on Tuesdays they have "beat the barrel" where, if the cask runs out while your pint is being pulled, you get your pint for free. There is an ATM opposite the pub.

    • Three Trees 144 Buckingham Road Milton Keynes MK3 5JB Telephone(01908) 366816

      Large pub partitioned into many areas and booths, both small and large. Well-decorated, with pale grey part-panelling with many appropriate pictures and signs. The Three Trees is designed for relaxed eating with only a small bar, but there is ample outside space with many tables, including some covered, some heated and a small outside bar for busy summer days. The small bar has three handpumps, usually serving two ales from the nearby Hornes brewery plus the usual keg beerr and lagers. It also has a Gin menu, including four local Bucks Brothers gins. There is a wide-ranging Great British Inns menu, including carvery and separate menus for vegans, children and bar snacks & meals.

    • Turing Key Drayton Road Milton Keynes MK3 5SQ Telephone(01908) 973084

      New-build Marston's Rotisserie Pub Restaurant, opened in 2019 in a new estate on the south-west edge of Milton Keynes. Large open-plan pub divided into dining areas, with a loosely allocated drinking area. Serving great choice of drinks including cask ales, pub classics served every day including rotisserie chicken and roast dinners on a Sunday. Ample outside tables and chairs at front and side on paving and grass with kids play area. Large car park with easy access. Weekly quiz every Thursday.

    • Victoria Inn Vicarage Road Milton Keynes MK13 9AQ Telephone(01908) 312769

      As you enter, the bar with four hand pumps is directly in front of you. On your right is a room with a pool table and dart board. To the left is a room on two levels with tables and chairs and an open fireplace; in the winter with a cheery real fire. It's a 17th century pub and recent refurbishment has retained its character: exposed beams and low ceilings, with pale-grey half-panelling, create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Seating is also available for about 30 people at the front of the pub on a paved terrace. Hosts the annual beer & bun races on Good Friday every year. Winner of local CAMRA branch's Contribution to Local Beer Scene 2019 award.

    • Warbler on the Wharf Campbell Wharf Marina, Frobisher Gate Milton Keynes MK15 0DT Telephone(01992) 584911

      Large modern new-build pub from McMullens, which opened in 2022 on Grand Union Canal towpath at the eastern (bottom) end of Campbell Park at new Campbell Wharf Marina development. Close to both Gullivers Land themepark and campsite. Four handpumps with at least three in use, all from McMullen songbook. Spread over two floors, with large bar area as you enter the pub and extensive restaurant areas beyond and up large staircase or lift, including a small bookable room. Outside terrace, beer garden and 1st floor balcony overlooking marina. 66-place car park

    • Wavendon Arms 2 Newport Road Milton Keynes MK17 8LJ Telephone(01908) 584277

      The front entrance to this Victorian building opens onto the bar and the separate restaurant is to the rear on the right hand side of the bar. The pub has been tastefully refurbished and provides modern comfort while retaining some of the building's original features. There is a combination of tiled and wooden floors in the bar with leather armchairs around the fireplace and stools around circular tables, plus well-padded bench seats with scatter cushions in the bay windows. Some of the original walls have been removed to make the bar open plan, but there remain some cosy corners with comfortable seating.

    • Wetherspoons 201 Midsummer Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 1EA Telephone(01908) 606074

      Unbeatable for price and cask ale range with 12 hand pumps, several dispensing local beers, Several real ciders available. This is a popular and easily accessible meeting place for both locals and visitors, including CAMRA members. Single large open bar with small mezzanine, plus tables and chairs on paved areas around pub. A beer shop has a wide range of canned and bottled craft beers for off-sales. Food available from the usual Wetherspoon menu, served from early morning until late evening.

    • White Horse 49 High Street Milton Keynes MK11 1AA Telephone(01908) 567082

      A small pub with only one bar, which faces you through the front door. With its entrance arch to the side, it was a coaching inn on Watling Street and dates back to 1540. Although there are three hand-pumps, the third is usually only utilised at busy times, but the pub always feature at least one ale from a local brewery. It has large-screen TVs for sports coverage, but shows other programmes when there is no major sport.

  • Moulsoe
    • Carrington Arms Cranfield Road Moulsoe MK16 0HB Telephone(01908) 218050

      Spacious pub/restaurant in Grade II listed Victorian Gothic Revival farmhouse originally built for the Carrington Estate. Situated in a picture-book rustic village amid fields and woods surprisingly near Milton Keynes and Junction 14 of the M1. Justly renowned for its modern British cuisine (booking for meals strongly advised) the Carrington Arms also welcomes non-eating drinkers in its bar area and large beer garden. The latter boasts a giant chess set for the use of patrons. Two real ales,real cider and craft keg lagers are on offer. Accommodation is available in chalets beside the beer garden. Breakfasts are also available 7:30 -11.15am and afternoon tea, 2-5pm Monday to Friday. The Village Hall next door doubles as the pub's function room.

  • Newport Pagnell
    • Bull 33 Tickford Street Newport Pagnell MK16 9AE Telephone(01908) 610325

      Solid traditional English pub in Tickford Street on the way from the Town Centre to the former Aston Martin works, now only a repair shop for the marque. Cosy, half-timbered saloon bar, basic public bar and a pool room comprise the pub. Accommodation offered, which is popular with visitors. Pictures of old Newport Pagnell and memorabilia of the Beeching-axed Wolverton to Newport Pagnell railway adorn the saloon bar. Friendly bar staff, proud of the range and quality of their real ales.

    • Cannon 50 High Street Newport Pagnell MK16 8AQ Telephone(01908) 211495

      This family-run town-centre free house is keenly priced with a good variety of beers. There is a single L-shaped room with the bar facing you as you enter, but it has separated seating areas all around the bar and beyond. The snug area enjoys a real open fire. There are four hand pumps but, although a free house, beers are from the Marstons lists. There is a heated external smoking area, with tables on the rear patio leading to a separate function room, which has its own bar. A new outside bar has recently been added for use in Spring and Summer months. it has a large well-organised car park which is accessed from Union Street (running behind the pub and the High Street).

    • Dolphin 82 High Street Newport Pagnell MK16 8AQ Telephone(01908) 611370

      Popular town centre pub. There are two bars, one dedicated to sports TV and pool table, and the other with a log burning stove and comfortable eating and lounge areas, where you can enjoy a light lunch, dinner or Sunday roast or even the "pensioners' special roast" on Mondays. Or try the Saturday breakfast offer - £6.99 fromm 11 till 3.00. Blue Mountain coffee and a selection of gateaux are available from late morning.

    • Dove 6 Wordsworth Avenue Newport Pagnell MK16 8SB Telephone(01908) 615343

      Popular estate pub. Focus on TV Sport and music at weekends.

    • Frog & Nightgown 33A High St Newport Pagnell MK16 8AR Telephone(01908) 610565

      Busy one-room bar up side-entry (the original coach entrance) on left of the Swan Revived Hotel, of which it is an integral part, both physically and commercially. Interesting knick-knacks adorn the walls. Comfortable, quiet courtyard outside with sheltered tables and chairs, serves as smoking area. Accommodation and meeting rooms in Swan Revived Hotel, which is directly accessible from within the pub. Quiz night Thursdays, live music every other Friday.

    • Kingfisher 20-22 Elthorne Way, Green Park Newport Pagnell MK16 0JR Telephone(01908) 618390

      Popular Greene King estate pub with friendly staff and emphasis on TV sport. Three Hand pumps, but generally only one in use.

    • Kings Arms 1 Severn Drive Newport Pagnell MK16 9BY Telephone(01908) 610033

      Imposing building set back from main road with a large beer garden at the front. Open plan single main bar but with separate drinking areas. 5 hand pumps - 3 of the regular beers are normally available, sometimes one is swapped for a guest seasonal beer from the Brewpoint range.

    • Newport Pagnell Town Football & Social Club The Pavilion, Willen Road Newport Pagnell MK16 0DF Telephone(01908) 611993

      NPTFC is a Charter Standard Development club offering football for children from U4 through to the First team that plays at Step 5 of the National League.

    • Ousebank House High Street Newport Pagnell MK16 8AN Telephone(01908) 613604

      17th century building with 19th century extension. It was formerly the Royal British Legion Club, but now a now a "community-owned" pub. It is located at the east end of Newport Pagnell High Street, just short of Great Ouse Bridge. It has two bars: a front lounge and a larger main bar at rear. Friendly bar staff and very reasonably priced beer, with one regular ale and two changing guests. These will be rotating beers from Marstons (Ringwood, Hobgoblin, etc) or the local Phipps, but occasionally something less well-known, with Nelson's Trafalgar a favourite because of military connections. Food only available at weekends, except for their Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast at 9.30 on the first Saturday of each month. Darts in front lounge. Parking and smoking area behind the premises. Children welcome in front lounge only until 9pm. Local CAMRA Club of the Year 2020.

    • Red House 1 Wolverton Road Newport Pagnell MK16 8BG Telephone(01908) 990139

      Refurbished in 2016 and reopened as a pub carvery. Now Part of the Great British Inn small chain of local carveries. Situated on the edge of Newport Pagnell, a 10 minute walk from the centre (or 3 minute bus ride for the less active). Carvery may be closed 3-5pm but standard food menu available all day. Large marquee in garden offers alfresco dining area.

    • Rose & Crown Silver Street Newport Pagnell MK16 0EG Telephone(01908) 611685

      Two-bar public house in a quiet area a short walk from the High Street. Recently nicely refurbished by new tenants, with grey-painted panelling and discrete beams. The central bar is straight ahead as you enter, with tables and chairs to the right and to the left, more tables and chairs, plus armchairs around the log burner. The back bar has high tables with chairs and a dartboard which will be well used on darts league nights. Four handpumps offering a range of different beers from the Wells & Co Brewpoint list.

  • Newton Blossomville
    • Old Mill Clifton Road Newton Blossomville MK43 8AN Telephone(01234) 881273

      A beautiful pub in soft Cotswold-style stone in a quiet village is off the beaten track, but well worth looking for. It has been sympathetically restored and now has modern facilities while retaining its old-world charm. Currently only one real ale - from Timothy Taylor, either Landlord or Golden Best. It shows Rugby matches etc in the function room which is separate from the main pub. It welcomes walkers and has traditional games such as Skittles (it is in the local league); darts; pool and dominoes. It not only has full meals (full menu all day and lunch menu until 4.30) but an interesting range of bar snacks to accompany its well-kept beer. If you are planning to go there for a formal meal it is advisable to book in advance - certainly Sunday and Wednesday which is Steak Night.

  • Newton Longville
    • Crooked Billet 2 Westbrook End Newton Longville MK17 0DF Telephone(01908) 373936

      The Crooked Billet was built as a farmhouse in the 1600's, using the wood from a sailing ship. The farmer served ale to farmworkers. In the 1700's it evolved into a village pub and a brewhouse was added in the 1800s, but its use ended long ago. This thatched pub reopened on 25 February 2022, following refurbishment, but remains warm & inviting with a relaxing atmosphere. The bar has four hand pumps, serving two regular Greene King ales and up to two guest ales. as well as wines and spirits, with separate wine and gin menus. As a gastropub it has both a core menu and regular specials, with options for vegans vegetarians and those with food allergies. They also serve ciabatas until late afternoon. The large beer garden includes a marquee, which can be booked for private events, as can a designated area of the restaurant. Check on line for coming events.

  • North Crawley
    • Chequers 24 High Street North Crawley MK16 9LH Telephone(01234) 391438

      This down to earth pub has a quiet bar and one where they occasionally have live music on a Friday (middle of the road was how the music was described). It has two hand pumps and an old bar with some original features. The pub is very community focused and fundraises for Help for Heroes about once a month. Poker is played on the last Thursday of the month and the Darts team plays matches on Monday night.

    • Cock 16 High Street North Crawley MK16 9LH Telephone(01234) 391461

      Reopened under new ownership in September 2021. The pub dates from 1731 and is now mainly food-oriented but with a strong community focus. It has a bar area as well as seating for those who come to enjoy a meal. It is well used by local people as well as those who travel there for the food and beer. Thursday is home-made pie night, daily specials, a kids' menu and Sunday roasts.

  • Olney
    • Bull Hotel 9 Market Place Olney MK46 4EA Telephone(01234) 711470

      A former 17th century coaching inn in the centre of Olney overlooking the market place. Refurbished in 2018, it is now a pub & restaurant with 12 en-suite rooms. As well as an extensive lunch and dinner menu, the hotel is open for breakfast from 8am Monday to Friday and from 8.30am at weekends. In addition to the 3 permanent cask ales it also offers a range of the Brewpoint (Charles Wells) "craft" keg beers.

    • Carlton House Club 38 High Street Olney MK46 4BB Telephone(01234) 711348

      Large Georgian building set back from the road with tables and chairs in front courtyard and a garden area with tables to rear. There are two bars - one of which is the Games Room, the other a restaurant/lounge plus a large function room that can be hired for weddings and other celebrations. There are many discerning real ale drinkers amongst the club members and the manager takes pride in the quality of the beer served. Card carrying CAMRA members are admitted by prior arrangement or at the discretion of the manager. Local Branch CAMRA Club of the Year in 2019

    • Cherry Tree 3 High Street Olney MK46 4EB Telephone(01234) 639877

      Pub named after the Olney Cherry Fair that takes place each summer and dates back to the late middle ages when the town produced large, commercial cherry crops. It has plenty of separate rooms, plus a few nooks and crannies, mostly with comfortable seating. There are bars upstairs and downstairs and a large dining area towards the rear It is in a renovated Grade II listed building first opened as a pub in 2018. Many of the old Victorian and Georgian features, such as corniching, plaster work, sash windows, parquet flooring and fire places, have been renovated and reinstated to integrate with the contemporary design. The whole pub is decorated with antiques and cherry tree-themed works of art sourced locally, including 1930s oil paintings and original 1920s Tiffany wall lights in the lobby. Its menu has an emphasis on Mediterranean food - including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan dishes - and boasts a large range of craft bottled beers.

    • Swan Inn & Bistro 12 High Street South Olney MK46 4AA Telephone(01234) 711111

      First established in 1793, this period stone building has wooden and stone floors, low ceilings with beams and open fires. The interior is divided into drinking and dining areas and there is a courtyard garden to the rear. Five hand pumps serve one permanent beer from the Eagle Brewery and three guests. As well as the main menu and the changing set menu, bar snacks such as toasted ciabatta, burgers or fish finger sandwiches are also available.

    • Two Brewers 34 High Street Olney MK46 4BB Telephone(01234) 711393

      Genuine free house with two hand pumps in regular use and up to four at busy times serving constantly changing ales, often from local breweries. As you enter, bar entry doors are left or right. On the right has carpeting, tables & chairs, dartboard and gaming machine. Turn left from the entrance is a larger bar with a polished wood floor, tables and chairs and some more comfortable booth and armchair seating.

  • Padbury
    • Blackbird Main Street Padbury MK18 2AY Telephone(01280) 816463

      This rather lovely old pub in the quiet village of Padbury has a very modern feel while retaining much of the old building's character and features. If the outside does not look promising, you will find it is excellent inside. The large bar has three handpumps (but usually only two in regular use), often with local ales has comfortable seating with tables, chairs and benches. The Blackbird is community-run, having been re-opened by the community group that runs the Shoulder of Mutton in nearby Little Horwood. No food offered beyond a wide range of bar snacks, but the Fish & Chips van stops on Wednesdays (approx 8.15) and Fridays (approx 9pm) and these can be eaten in the pub. Or, take-aways can be ordered in. The car parking is limited, but you can park on the street.

    • New Inn London Road Padbury MK18 2AW Telephone(01280) 813173

      A free house in a 150-year-old building with low ceilings, exposed beams and a large open fireplace. To the left of the front door is a snug with leather settees and arm chairs on a wooden floor and to the right is the main bar with an open fire and tiled floor. Walking through the bar to the rear of the pub brings you to a quiet room with tables and chairs and a door to a pleasant patio garden and car park No regular food provision, but weekends see various food vans and foodie evenings. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays, but open 1-8pm on Bank Holiday Mondays.

  • Preston Bissett
    • White Hart 4, Pound Lane Preston Bissett MK18 4LX Telephone(01280) 847969

      A pretty thatched white-painted pub with exposed beams, exposed brick and stonework, three open fireplaces that now house wood burning stoves and quarry tile and flagstone floors. To the left of the entrance is the bar with two or three hand pumps and an area with tables and chairs. To the right is the restaurant area. There is a garden at the rear with a paved patio, tables, settees and chairs, some beneath a large parasol and a brick built barbecue

  • Sherington
    • White Hart 1 Gun Lane Sherington MK16 9PE Telephone(01908) 611953

      This old and historic pub (established in 1741) has been sympathetically restored and is popular among villagers and visitors. The bar is straight in front as you enter, with another barroom to the right, a restaurant area to the left, beyond the fireplace and a garden room to the rear. Its five handpumps serve four ales, including Hopping Mad's Landlord's Choice, brewed in the village, and often a cider. The staff are friendly and helpful and know many of the regulars by name. It has occasional live music and holds its own Beer Festival in May each year. It's car park separates the pub and the hotel. Behind the car park (in a separate building that has housed both a pub and a brewery) there is now a village store.

  • Steeple Claydon
    • Prince of Wales 16 Addison Road Steeple Claydon MK18 2NP Telephone(01296) 730222

      The main bar is to the front of the pub with a games area to the rear. Aunt Sally, dominoes and darts. There is a large function room and an enclosed garden with a covered seating area. Food is provided by the separate Lucky Star Chinese take-away on the premises, which can be eaten in or taken away (opens 5pm daily, except closed on Monday).

  • Stoke Goldington
    • Lamb 16-20 High Street Stoke Goldington MK16 8NR Telephone(01908) 551233

      In the peaceful village of Stoke Goldington, close to Milton Keynes and Northampton, the Lamb has a comfortable and intimate bar, large separate restaurant, less formal dining room and a large garden with separate stage for outside music events. The bar area has dartboard and traditional Northants skittles table. They serve home-cooked food, including award-winning pies, using local seasonal produce. Closing times can vary if the pub isn't busy. The Lamb has good parking and encourages walkers to park early, order food, then embark on their recreation, before returning to enjoy drinks and the pre-ordered meal. Local CAMRA pub of the year, 2019.

  • Stoke Hammond
    • Three Locks Leighton Road Stoke Hammond MK17 9DD Telephone(01525) 270214

      Popular canal-side pub that supports local breweries.  Many of their real ales are local and there is one real cider.  The pub is particularly popular in summer with customers arriving by road and by narrowboat. The bar, with its six handpumps (always two in use, but more in busy periods), occupies about half of the long narrow building and the other half comprises the restaurant with open view to the kitchen where all meals are freshly prepared. Plans to focus on fish and seafood from April 2022. There is plenty of outside seating along the side of the locks with more tables and chairs both on the large decking area to one side of the building and in the front, which now has 'Flexitent' covering. Boaters are welcomed, with good and quiet mooring just below the locks.

  • Swanbourne
    • Betsey Wynne 21 Mursley Road Swanbourne MK17 0SH Telephone(01296) 720825

      This Pub is unique in that it was recently built by the local Estate to serve the village. It is surprisingly large for its location, so also welcomes visitors from elsewhere (with its extensive car park). Reopened in 2017, its modern construction is designed in a more traditional style. As you enter, the large stone-flagged bar is straight ahead, with the bar itself on the right and the restaurant beyond; the function room is behind the restaurant (but also has its own separate entrance. Although its main focus is on food and families it also has a designated bar area with comfortable seating and tables as well as bar stools. The bar has three handpumps, although the third tends only to be used at busy times. It has ample outside tables and seating, both under a large canopied area and beyond around the pub. Oakman Inns Takeaway and "Makeaway" service available

  • Thornborough
    • Two Brewers Bridge Street Thornborough MK18 2DN Telephone(01280) 812020

      Everyone's idea of a country pub, run by the same friendly landlord since around 1980. Set in a tranquil village, it has a cosy snug with an inglenook fireplace and a larger main bar with a wood burning stove, pool tables and dartboard. They are part of the local Darts league. There are three handpulls with two regular beers and an occasional guest.

  • Tingewick
    • Royal Oak Main Street Tingewick MK18 4NN Telephone(01280) 848373

      This is a down to earth pub with lots of local support. It is very dog friendly and also has a good selection of whisky. It is Tingewick's earliest recorded pub, with a pub at this location since 1729.

  • Turweston
    • Stratton Arms Main Street Turweston NN13 5JX Telephone(01280) 704956

      Early 18th century stone-built pub on edge of quiet village. Before it was a pub, the building had been the village morgue, with the tunnel leading to the church now used as the pub cellar. Four real ales usually available. Major matches are shown on TV, but the volume is usually low enough for conversation. Advisable to book for food Friday/Saturday night and Sunday lunch. Food unavailable Monday and Tuesday evenings, although Pizza always available. Outside are seats and tables on paving and several marque-covered areas, plus an extensive grassed area often used for barbecues and other functions in summer. A popular pub with walkers The pub has monthly live music sessions. Free overnight parking for motor homes, but phone to book.

  • Weston Underwood
    • Cowper's Oak High Street Weston Underwood MK46 5JS Telephone(01234) 711382

      A charming village pub with purple wisteria covering its red brick walls, situated in the quiet village of Weston Underwood. It is an old pub (17th century) that has been sympathetically restored with wonderful open fireplaces and stone floors. It serves three real ales and the food is made from locally sourced produce and they have their own smokehouse menu as well. On Sundays, roast lunches are served between midday and 5pm. The large garden is often used for events and community activities. At the top of the garden there are good facilities for children to play.

  • Whaddon
    • New Lowndes Arms 4 High Street Whaddon MK17 0NA Telephone(01908) 508373

      Re-opened in March 2017 after closure of over a year, this is a village pub with a single-room bar split into two areas with additional restaurant seating and a covered marquee at the back. Two of the four handpumps are usually local. Wednesday is the weekly quiz night. Accommodation is available in 10 en-suite rooms in the converted outbuildings. The pub is dog friendly and popular with walkers at weekends. The large garden has panoramic views of the countryside bordering the western edge of Milton Keynes. Small car park at the rear.

  • Winslow
    • Bell Hotel Market Square Winslow MK18 3AB Telephone(01296) 714091

      The bar of the Bell Hotel looks out onto the old Market Square and there are lots of cosy areas tucked away off or away from the main bar. Beers from Greene King always available, plus London Pride - with friendly bar service!. It is a traditional coaching Inn with low ceilings, exposed beams and brickwork with a mix of wooden and stone-flagged floors. Its several hundred years of history include time as a magistrates court, but - sadly - it stopped brewing its own beer in 1914, though the former brewer does not feature among its resident ghosts. Being an hotel, the opening hours and meal times are extensive, including breakfast. Good variety of freshly-prepared and cooked Award-winning pies are a speciality, including a Gold for Best Steak & Stilton pie in England! Their food uses local ingredients wherever possible. Inside the pub is the Bell Pie Shop for take-aways, open all day every day.

    • George Inn 16 Market Square Winslow MK18 3AB Telephone(01296) 706789

      This 200 year-old listed building stands at one corner of the old Market Square. The family-run pub has a large bar as you enter with tables and chairs and a red leather curved bench seat in the bay window with the snug beyond this,also with red leather bench seating. Both rooms have a real fire. The restaurant is upstairs. There are usually 4 hand pumps serving three beers from the Vale Brewery and a guest ale. There is also a beer shop with the cask ales available to purchase in two, four or six pint containers and American, Belgian and German, plus Vale bottled beers. They are also the only pub selling the local Rennie's cider and offer local and hard-to-come-by gins. Food can be eaten more formally in the upstairs restaurant or in the bar or snug downstairs. THe menu offers steaks, burgers, pizzas and pub favorites throughout the year with the changing "specials" menu reflecting seasonal ingredients, always sourced locally when possible. There will often be food and drink pairings.

    • Nags Head 39 Sheep Street Winslow MK18 3HL Telephone(01296) 712037

      This cosy pub in a nineteenth century brick building has an L-shaped bar with two bay windows and three real fires. It became a pub in 1832 but the building itself is rather older. Very much a community pub with multiple teams for darts, pool, football, rugby, cricket, clay pigeon shooting and fishing. The pub is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    • Swan 2 Buckingham Road Winslow MK18 3DY Telephone(01296) 711157

      This down to earth family-run pub is mostly used by locals. It has a small bar and a friendly atmosphere for the visitor. No food offering apart from usual bar snacks. Beers are from Marston's extensive portfolio. There are two dart boarfs (plus a darts team) and a jukebox. A monthly quiz night is organised and occasional karaoke and charity events.

  • Woburn Sands
    • Station Tavern 146 Station Road Woburn Sands MK17 8SG Telephone(01908) 582495

      This traditional pub has recently had a complete makeover but has kept many of the original features such as it horseshoe shaped bar and railway memorabilia. Although it only has two pumps the beer is very drinkable and the service always friendly and efficient. As it serves other food and drink - including breakfast every day - it is a good pub to visit with a non-drinking companion. The recently refurbished garden is now a very pleasant place to sit and relax Covered courtyard adjacent to their barn can be booked for small parties, etc. The pub has themed nights such as 'Retro - meals in a basket' and live folk music on 2nd Wednesday of month.

    • Swan High Street Woburn Sands MK17 8RH Telephone(01908) 583204

      This modernised pub has areas of comfy seating as well as more traditional bar stools areas, a restaurant, and tables where you can eat the same food as the restaurant within the pub setting. The food has old favourites mixed with more fashionable new flavours, with Brunch served from 9am at the weekend. In winter it has a large open fire and it is a very popular pub for eating. It is often quite busy and so service is as quick as is possible but always very friendly and helpful. Now has outside seating available.