The Crooked Billet

The Crooked Billet

This Stoke Row tavern ‒ built in 1642 ‒ was once the hideout of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. Now, it's as well known for its impeccable food and carefully curated wine list. Pop in for a post-regatta drink.

thecrookedbillet.co.uk
Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery

Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery

If it’s good enough for her Majesty, it’s good enough for us. As the first micro-brewery in the UK to be granted a Royal Warrant, this family-run business is as renowned for its farm-brewed real ales as it is for its unusual liqueurs (branded as Old Luxters) and award-winning wines. Book onto a tour to sample a tipple or two – or just head straight to the cellar shop and stock up…

chilternvalley.co.uk
Greys Court

Greys Court

Die-hard fans of Downton Abbey may recognise Greys Court: it doubled as the Eryholme estate in a 2012 episode of the period drama. The interior of the house ‒ originally built in 1086 and now property of the National Trust ‒ is worth a look, but it’s what’s on the outside that counts: think serene rose gardens, beautiful bluebell woods and spectacular views over the Chiltern Hills.

nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court
Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin

Housed in a converted Georgian brewery, this stylish little hotel is bursting with character. Each of the 43 rooms (named after French vineyards) blend period features with modern luxuries. Think beams and exposed brickwork juxtaposed with giant plasma TVs and drench showers. There’s also a French-style bistro, champagne bar and billiard room onsite ‒ all just 50 yards from the riverside.

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The Greyhound

The Greyhound

Calling all meat lovers. This popular restaurant serves up the best beef in town ‒ thanks to a partnership between owner Antony Worrall Thompson (who you’ll often find out the back wearing his chef whites) and celebrated local butchers Gabriel Machin. Order the chilli coriander Wagyu burger with Asian salad and chips ‒ you won’t regret it.

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