“A delightful place, well run by a young, personable team”
BRILL: Here is Pub of the Year! Long time ago the Great Train Robbery was planned – and the stolen millions was divided here. Beating 460 other pubs across the UK and Ireland, The Pointer has been crowned the ultimate dining pub by Michelin´s new Eating Out in Pubs guide.
All food British. The Pointer is a country pub with rooms in the Buckinghamshire village of Brill. Open from morning coffee, they serve hearty and honest British pub food, with a menu driven by the seasons. All food are British. Meat and poultry come from British farmers, eggs are free range, and fish is sourced sustainably from approved suppliers. All fruit and vegetables are supplied from British farms. Additionally Pointer serves food produced at a 240-acre farm where they raise rare breed cattle and pigs.
Service and attention
Rebecca Burr, editor of the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs guide, said to The Mail about Pub of the Year: ‘Not only is it a delightful place, but it is exceedingly well run by a young, personable team. They really pay attention to detail and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.’
The regularly-updated food menu is carefully curated by the pub’s executive head chef James Graham. Popular options include new season lamb or roast loin of Cornish hake, which is served with gem lettuce, mussel and bacon chowder, but also credited for its broader vision. They have eight brand new guest bedrooms in a refurbished red brick cottage directly opposite the pub.
Get there: Travel from Marylebone London to Aylesbury Vale Parkway, takes 70 minutes by train and the return-ticket will set you back 23,10 pounds – actually not a robbery.
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