5 brilliant dog friendly pubs in Buckinghamshire
PUBLISHED: 15:22 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:22 30 April 2018
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Katy Eachus and her pub expert companion Monty sniff out some dog-friendly dining venues across Buckinghamshire
The Akeman Inn
Retreat to this beautifully restored pub after a ramble in the countryside or a visit to nearby Waddesdon Manor, a national Trust property. The former coaching inn offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu and does a great Sunday roast. Dogs are welcome in the bar.
Kingswood Lane, Aylesbury HP18 0QJ; www.akemaninnkingswood.co.uk
The Nag’s Head
Dogs are given a warm welcome and usually a treat in the bar of this quaint pub which featured in the film Fantastic Mr Fox. The refurbished interior has beams and an inglenook fireplace. The menu features Anglo French fusion food created by Head Chef Claude Paillet who has twice won Publican magazine’s UK Chef of the Year. Sunday roasts are popular too.
London Road, Great Missenden HP16 0DG; www.nagsheadbucks.com
The New Inn
A friendly pub with a lovely canal setting in New Bradwell. Dogs are welcome inside as long as they are on a lead. The menu offers traditional food ranging from traditional Sunday roasts and ploughman’s lunch to chilli nachos and fish finger sandwiches.
Bradwell Road, New Bradwell, Milton Keynes MK13 0EN; www.newinnmiltonkeynes.co.uk
The pretty village of Brill is known for its windmill and is said to be the inspiration for the village of Bree in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. A walk towards the village of Oakley will take you past the site of the original farmhouse (now replaced with a modern building) which the Great Train Robbers used as a hideout. The Pointer serves simple, seasonal and delicious food along with some rather mouth-watering desserts. Dogs are welcome in the pub seating area.
27 Church Street, Brill, HP18 9RT; www.thepointerbrill.co.uk
The Blackwood Arms
Very popular with walkers, the Blackwood Arms sits on the Beeches Way. This is a traditional English pub with an extensive enclosed garden and idyllic views. It serves classic homemade pub food. Dogs are warmly welcomed in all areas as long as they are on a lead. Water and biscuits and walking maps are available.
Common Lane, Littleworth Common, Burnham Beeches, Burnham SL1 8PP; www.theblackwoodarms.net
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