A community free house in a small Chiltern village.
Real ale always, real cider sometimes. The restaurant serves good, reasonably priced, homemade food sourced from local suppliers wherever possible.
Cound may sound off the beaten track but is on the A458 between Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.
www.theriversideinn.net for many more details, including a clear map of the location and arrangements for fishing.
I had lunch here last year. An excellent meal with good beer, good value for money, prompt service even though it was busy, and lovely views of the Severn! Booking advised as it is deservedly popular.
The building dates from 1750 and has been a pub since 1878. There is lots of atmosphere.
There is NO piped music, I understand this is the owner's policy.
A few daytime buses from Chesham, not Sundays.
The Swan is a character village inn (claimed to be the oldest in Buckinghamshire) specialising in fine cuisine, fine wines and real ales. It has a restaurant, lounge bar and "Snug". There is also a patio and a large lawned garden. Latest check February 2013.
Reviewed 6 March 2012. Near Notting Hill Gate station.
Historic pub with real ale, real cider and interesting food.
Grid ref TM273491, between the middle of the main street (The Thoroughfare) and St Johns church.
Garnished sandwiches lunchtimes Tue to Sat, full meals evenings Monday to Saturday. Some cask ales.
Reviewed 8 November 2011. Nearer to Malvern Link station.
Brilliant pub with real ale, cider and interesting food. It even owns a brewery.
Reviewed 30 August 2011. Latest check 13 September 2012. Near Monument station.
Typical City pub with real ale and food. Caution: keeps City hours.
Website is http://pages.123-reg.co.uk/markgrindall-679013/thethreeelmschignalstjame...
A country pub in Chignall St James, near Chelmsford (a comfortable bike ride from Chelmsford for us, and there's also ample parking).
The main outside seating is next to the (mainish) road, however there are also some outside tables tucked away around the back, which backs on to fields.
When we visited, the pub was showing Wimbledon on the tele (at a reasonable volume), so it would be worth checking what the normal background is.
The owners were friendly, and there was a nice variety of food. Not everything appeared on the menu.
The Queen’s Head, FyField is primarily a village pub, however the upstairs dining area has a distinct restaurant feel. Indeed, there was a lot of nouvelle cuisine on the menu, as well as some traditional pub grub.
Our main meals were pretty small, so we ordered the truffled fried chips, which turned out to be enormous (as well as very tasty).
The Plough Inn is Les Routiers classified and we enjoyed good food there.
The only music is from a tiny radio on the bar, which the landlord is happy turn off upon request.
This music was in no way a problem for us, since it cannot be heard at all from the conservatory.
Quoting from their website:
"The Plough is a pretty, thatched country pub with a lovely atmosphere, low ceilings, oak beams and an open fire.