The Bugle Horn

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The Bugle Horn in Hartwell is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

The Bugle Horn started life as a farmhouse, but during the early 1800s it was used as a wine store for Hartwell House, whilst Louis XVIII of France lived there in exile. Soon after we became known as the Plough, our current name comes from the fossils of the same name that can be seen in The Bugle Horn's walls.

Many visitors to nearby Aylesbury like to stop off at The Bugle Horn for its warm, cosy interiors and its large gardens. Our name comes from the distinctive fossils incorporated in the pub walls.
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OT
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely roast dinner, staff were very nice and helpful.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Waitress brilliant!

SB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My pub, friendly and good service. Partner was violently ill after eating there. She hadn’t eaten all evening so suggests something she ate may

MA
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceeded my expectations and as well as the food and service excellent the nice thing was the layout of the rooms to eat in because it wasn't one large room the noise level was fine which is a lot to be said these days

WJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal with my family, food was excellent and great service

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Considering the restaurant was very quiet it took a long time for the food to come. However, it was a good overall experience and the staff were very friendly

SB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service ok although always takes an age to get served at the bar.
Food presentation good but steaks way over cooked and fatty. Prawns rubbery. Crisp salad. Potatoes tired.

DC
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked the table for mothers day through Open table but when we contacted the to ensure the table was booked they said they had not received the Opentable booking, despite us receiving a confirmation booking from Opentable and had no places available! Clearly we were very unhappy and disappointed as we had relative coming from a great distance to meet for Mother Day and we had to find somewhere else to go at short notice. This has now happened twice at the same restaurant.

GJ
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Just about ok, but as we have plenty of nicer places to choose from I don’t expect we will return soon. Table not wiped, too few staff so they were very busy and tired (but they did their best). Food disappointing. Have heard several people say the same. A pity, as it was much improved following the recent revamp, but it’s now back as it was.

N
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good, staffs nice and friendly. Overall rating is only ⭐️⭐️⭐️ for not being clear. I made reservation online and received email of booking confirmation. I missed their phone call to confirmed my booking, so they did not reserved table for us. I don’t understand the purpose of online booking if it has to be confirmed by phone call.

SS
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fixed price lunch menu had a good selection and the food was delicious. There is a good choice of beers. The service was excellent. The staff were just the right amount of attentive and friendly. We will certainly go again.

RM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very nice and all clearly cooked from ingredients on the premises. Slightly disappointed that three items from the menu were not available as they had run out (this was at 7.00pm on Saturday evening, I would understand if this happened later on in the evening). We found that the raspberries for one of the deserts were also unavailable. Another niggle is that bitter shandy is charged at the same price as a full pint. When asked if this was correct the barmaid told us that this is because lemonade costs the same as bitter. (Not sure if that is strictly true).
Having said that service overall was good and the food was very good and would recommend a visit.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Sunday roast in a very welcoming and friendly environment. Highly recommended. The service was excellent.

j
Hampshire
46 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

No record of our booking the dough sticks were unavailable due to a kitchen fire which my niece had been looking forward to since I told her we were going. Everything tasted of oil

OT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visit number 2 and by far better than the 1st, our first encounter was of an evening and they didn't seem to cope well with being so busy
2nd visit was daytime bank holiday Monday, service was much better and food great

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in a convenient location with good parking

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Highly recommended.

P
Bedfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience4

As regular Sunday walkers all over Beds, Bucks and Herts, we always prebook at local pub to finish up at. This was a very satisfactory standard of food and hospitality. Friendly staff and good service.