The Great Shefford
The pub is managed by the team behind King Charles Tavern in Newbury and The Broad Face Abingdon. Led by Joshua Khan, Georgiana Caras (General Manager) and Kevin Mulraney (Head Chef), our aim is to offer a friendly and relaxed environment where everybody is welcome.
As this is the Valley of the Racehorse, we’ve set aside a special area of welcome for those who want to keep their eyes on events on the turf in our dedicated Racing Lounge, with wide-screen TV and up-to-date editions of the sporting press.
We are open seven days a week, from morning through to late evening, serving lunch and dinner as well as simpler food offerings such as bar snacks and sandwiches.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Well priced for very good quality pub food. Friendly helpful service and well located for a lovely countryside walk
Lovely location, nice building and good food. Nice ample outdoor seating.
Look forward to returning when can go inside.Outside fine and felt safe.Could look bit prettier,need more heaters.Staff friendky and efficient.
This was my second visit in 2 days as I was so impressed the day before. The food was excellent, tasted amazing, the only downside was having to eat outside which is only because of covid, they do have blankets if you ask... excellent!! I’ll be going again
It was a great meal,the food and service was excellent. Shame it was a bit cold but otherwise enjoyable. Will come again
Lovely pub garden but service seemed slow and left waiting a long time for meals and drinks.
We were well looked after on a very cold April evening by Georgi and the team, food delicious and great value. They even had blankets for extra warmth! We loved the new covered outdoor seating area with plenty of tables and room, despite temperatures of 5c we ended up staying late!
Great food reasonable prices and friendly service... I can’t wait until I can go here and dine indoors!!
Went back here the next evening as it was so good.
First night after lockdown, lovely food, great staff. Will be back very soon x
Great evening - had fab fish and chips and lamb curry. Great food and great service!
We didn't have any food so cannot comment on that. Sat outside so fairly quiet but good atmosphere and lovely setting with flowers and the River Lambourn with ducks nesting. It was a lovely afternoon.
Most amazing food. Customer service top class. Everything is spot on .Definitely be back .
Lovely meal in. Probably the best burger I have ever had in a pub.
Friendly and efficient service.
I’d never been to The Great Shefford before but chose it as a halfway house to meet up with family. We’d booked separate tables but the staff sat us close enough so we could chat. The food was absolutely delicious, we all highly rated our meals. The service was in obtrusive but efficient and friendly. We would definitely return.
Lovely evening at The Great Shefford - the shin of beef was superb. Such a shame the current rules couldn't allow more people to enjoy an evening out.
Great food and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
Atmosphere was really nice, staff and their service was 5*. Food was really great, we will definitely be back. 10/10 from us. Thank you.
An amazing meal , while feeling completely safe. All COVID rules followed. Looking forward to going back .
Have been several times and it never fails to please with very good service and food. Social distancing and Covid aware service excellent
Great food and great service. Great place for date night!!!
Definitely recommended! Great food and friendly staff!
This establishment was excellent
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we could no5 fault one thing
The staff greeting and serving were friendly and attentive
The food was cooked perfectly and was presented well
Drinks were served appropriately in nice glasses
The whole pub was clean and warm
We enjoyed it so much that we rebooked to take our family back on 21 December
Really great to get out again after the lockdown and the food didn’t disappoint. Just one niggle it was on the cool side heating wise
Great Food. Nice pint. Clean and felt safe with good covid procedures in place. Very nice staff.
Would defiantly visit again.
Food was really really poor tonight- such a shame as it’s usually fantastic!
Good food . Service friendly and good.
Ambience depends where you sit , near the river is best
Great food service and lovely restaurant & pub. Really enjoyed our evening
The quality of the food and service was very good. The attention to detail was noteworthy.
A really enjoyable experience. Staff charming. Food was excellent and well presented. Only drawback was the door to the patio area. Left open many times by smokers and leavers. It’s a fire escape door so difficult to close from the outside.
Great food and great service. The redecoration makes it a special place
Beautiful food and great service. Would highly recommend the Sunday roast!
Everything was top notch!!
Will be back again real soon.
Excellent evening , this was our 4th visit and pleased that the overall standards are being maintained especially during this difficult times. Many thanks see you soon.
Great location. Food is good. Staff are friendly.
Great service, very friendly, fantastic interior design.....and the food was perfect!
Background Music was a little loud.
The food was very good, though the starter of goats cheese mousse was over salted.
Service was very good.
Would recommend it as a place to dine with friends.
Friendly welcombe from staff. Nice ambirnce. Beautiful interior designed. Deliscous food. Great servuce.
Specials were special, a la carte was very good and service was well mannered and attentive
We had a fantastic evening and the food surpassed all of our expectations. Great friendly service in a stunning setting. We will be back!
Had a really good evening here last week! Food was really good and the staff were lovely!
The Great Shefford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01488 648462.
The Great Shefford is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.