The Firecrest

3.9
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12 reviews
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£25 and under
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Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Child Friendly
The Firecrest in Wendover 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.

Book a table online and enjoy a spot by our roaring log-fire. Or make the best of the British summertime by eating alfresco in our pretty beer garden.

The first pint served on the property was in 1827, although it only became The Firecrest pub in 1998. Originally known as The Half Way House, The Firecrest is situated in its own extensive gardens on the outskirts of Wendover, near Aylesbury.

The Firecrest, which served its first pint in 1827, is handy for visitors to The Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury, and there is an attractive walk along the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.

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3.9
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LR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Starter was overcooked and not as described on the menu. Staff seemed unable and unwilling to do anything about it, despite the plate being practically untouched when they cleared the table. Main course was fine but portion sizes seem smaller than on earlier visits this year. Would not return as this venue appears to be going downhill.

BC
Buckinghamshire
27 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked on open table but restaurant did not have booking!!

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good grub, good wine choice, real beer, nice ambiance and really nice staff.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Great food, shame about the welcome and the overall ambiance.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner - good service. Beautiful reataurant. Very happy.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Overall a good evening but it started badly as I expected and I believe it was Open Tables fault, as our booking didn't appear at the Firecrest, but thankfully they had space for us.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very helpful and friendly service.
Warm and comfortable location and relaxed atmosphere.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great value for money. The fixed price menu ensures that you can enjoy a three course meal and not spend through the roof. I would definitely recommend it.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

when we went to the bar on our arrival, there were 2 members of staff, one behind the bar & one on our side of the bar, both were on their smart tablets, neither greeted us for about a minute & when we were acknowledged i wouldn't describe it as a warm & friendly greeting also we were told that they had no booking for us despite the fact that we had 2 confirmations of our booking from open table.
our food when it arrived (battered cod) turned out to be unsatisfactory, it wasn't cooked properly, it had uncooked floury batter inside, after pointing this out, we were given what we thought was a less than friendly apology & we were given a refund on one of the portions of fish.
we have eaten here before but in the evening, & we gave a glowing report of our experience at that time, sadly it was not repeated on this occasion, perhaps it's a lunchtime thing ? 🙁

t
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very understanding friendly staff.my friend was nearly an hour late and the staff came over several times to see if I wanted anything.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant and food ok, biggest problem is with booked using open table

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Service, Food and Beer. Good for all ages. Very spacious. Friendly staff.