We’ve been getting a few “ticks” in Bucks.
recently here’s the best ones we found (in alphabetical location order in the 2007 CAMRA Good Beer Guide and the food‘s usually good too)
Cadmore End, Old Ship, Marlow Rd, (on B482), HP14 3PN
“This small country pub is one of the classic gems of the Chilterns.
” Spot on, and with gravity beer and good quality straightforward meals, one not to be missed (we've eat there)
Clifton Reynes, Robin Hood, MK46 5DR
“An all year round gem
”, right again, it was being redecorated when we visited (non-smoking dividend), high quality food in this small traditional pub, (we've not eat there) link belowhttp://www.therobinhoodpub.co.uk/HomePage.htm
Little Missenden, CROWN, (off A 413 Amersham end of village) HP7 0RD
A personal favourite – “Timeless village pub run by the same family for over 90 years
” that doesn’t mean the landlord’s an old cogger – ask about gravity beer out of sight and for the house specials of pub grub (we've eat there twice)
Maids Morton, Wheatsheaf, Main St, (off A413) MK18 1QR
Another personal favourite, picture postcard pub with an unspoilt interior, beer was very good and the menu looked very promising,(we've not eat there) the link below doesn’t do it justicehttp://www.aylesburyvale.net/buckingham/wheatsheaf...
Newport Pagnell, Cannon, 50 High St, MK16 8AQ
I don’t usually like town pubs but this is different how a high street pub used to be and how some should have remained, good beer (Banks’s £1.95 a pint), good interior, a car park (via Creed St) and plenty of outdoor drinking area to the rear (sorry no food)
Stony Stratford, Fox and Hounds, 87 High St, (off A5) MK11 1AT
“this pub has been transformed and now has a more modern fell to it
” that’s a little understated, modern but it works, beer was good, has a small dining room tucked away (I’ve no idea about the food), local music scene in the lounge, again car parking via a terraced street at the back and a large open drinking aeraBeds.
, only one I can think of is for beer only – Wellington Arms, 40-42 Wellington St, Bedford, MK40 2JX ( just off north of town centre) hard to believe it’s not a free house (actually Banks & Taylor tied) with a vast range of ales, cider, perry, imported beers (and wines) a drinkers paradise, linkhttp://homepage.ntlworld.com/eric.mills1/photograp...
One for Herts.
- Allen’s Green, Queen’s Head, CM21 0LS (OS 455168) – honest simple pub grub but the pub is really about beer and (a very small) community, (we've eat there twice) see link below http://www.shirevillageinns.co.uk/pub/index.php
All of above and only this mention for Potbelly of Kettering