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The Bull & Butcher

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Bar, British, Pub
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Holloway Lane | Henley on Thames, Turville RG9 6QU, England
+44 1491 638283
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Bucks u.k.
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not great sadly. No table until nearly an hour after booking time - just left feeling in the way! Then all still took for ever ...2 meals sent back cold - this was now 5pm!!! Husband no meal until most others finished ...they forgot. Food quite nice but lost appetite by then....and had got through many drinks just waiting for... More 

Thank phoebebevan
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful walk up to the windmill last Sunday and called into the pub after for a drink and we thought maybe a bite to eat. It wasn't busy and we asked for two halves of lager and the bar attendant poured Brakespeares then blamed us that we must have asked for that as that is what he... More 

Thank Jill493
Level Contributor
75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the pub for a meal with a friend who was visiting from Australia - she was very taken with the open fire and wooden beams. I had the prawns - which was a mistake - not because of the taste, but because I got in a complete mess de-shelling (or whatever it is called) them. Next time I... More 

2 Thank mummy666
Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could give this lovely English pub more than 5 stars, I would. It was recommended to visit the village of Turville as it is the village where The Vicar of Dibley, Goodnight Mr Tom and Midsomer Murders was/is filmed. Also on the hill, in Ibstone, you can clearly see the windmill which was used in the original Chitty... More 

4 Thank Sam H
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Will keep this one short as very disappointed! We used to live in Skirmett and once upon time the food here was pretty good. Sadly it was pretty dire. We visited for lunch and both ordered the burger. The burger meat was actually pretty good but accompanied by dried out "fat chips" and a passable salad. Got the impression that... More 

Thank TenOutofTenUK
Marlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our local walking group finished an anniversary walk with lunch in the pub for 30 people. It is a lovely old-fashioned pub in a pretty Buckinghamshire village made famous in many TV series and films. The service was very friendly and efficient. Our various pre-ordered food choices were served promptly and were generous proportions. Log fires added a extra feel... More 

1 Thank Mike B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely dog friendly pub in a fab location. Food is great. However, having been here a few times, today was a bit of a let down as the service was very poor.

2 Thank Jennifer J
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A trio of sausages with mash or a very generous piece of battered cod with chips are very welcome after a good hike up the hill, across to Hambleden and back again. Follow that with a homemade dessert and coffee and you can drive out of this pretty village feeling very satisfied with a day well spent - without costing... More 

1 Thank Amberinbucks
Amersham, Bucks
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We called in here today without booking for lunch and having checked their tables, we said an hour to eat was plenty. The food we ordered, lamb and mint pie and sausage and mash came promptly and had interesting touches. The mash which came with the delicious sausages was flavoured with whole grain mustard and the vegetables to accompany my... More 

3 Thank JanehAmersham
Witham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were on a 6 mile hike of a loop from Ibstone. We stepped into this village from the footpath opposite the Church featured in The Vicar of Digby after passing the windmill from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So the setting is set, beautiful village in the Chilterns. As we entered the village there was the pub. We hadn't booked... More 

2 Thank Theclanclem

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holloway Lane | Henley on Thames, Turville RG9 6QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Turville
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 638283

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?