The Mash Inn

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British
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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The Mash Inn is an 18th-century pub and restaurant with rooms in the hamlet of Bennett end, Buckinghamshire. Our small restaurant features an open kitchen where we cook the best of British ingredients skillfully but simply over a bespoke wood-fired grill, and we change the menu daily to reflect the seasons, often using ingredients from our own kitchen garden. We have five ensuite bedrooms available for overnight stays, making us the perfect venue for a short trip out of London. The restaurant is not suitable for under 16s.
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mash Inn was fantastic. Nick was the ultimate host... offering suggestions and even changing the menu slightly so that we could have an even better sharing feast. All the staff were friendly and knowledgable, and it was sunny... so we got to have drinks in the garden, looking out at the incredible view.

We stayed all afternoon and were not rushed, it was a wonderful day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely incredible food and service! Setting is gorgeous too, pub is so cute and cosy and the view from the dining area is lovely. All food was incredible and so fresh and delicious. Service was outstanding too! Will definitely be back

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J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is amazing, the tasting menu was interesting and beautifully presented. Amazing scallops.
Loved the homegrown salad. This restaurant is where you come for a special treat.

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AM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had an amazing evening! The staff were sincere and welcoming. We were shown the kitchen and introduced to the chef. We were very jealous of the magnificent grill! The food was out of this world and everything was so fresh and delicious! The bog butter stands out and we chose a Cornish blue lobster which was outstanding! The wine suggestions were spot on and we would highly recommend to anyone. It’s worth every penny for such a great dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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R
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would I recommend? I can not stop talking about the outstanding food and experience we had on our anniversary at the Mash Inn. The daily menu was a culinary masterclass of ever changing ingredients.
Keep it going that way.

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C
London
78 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A beautifully served and imaginative menu, with lots of little surprises and culinary adventures. This is one of our favourite restaurants anywhere.

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J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my wife's birthday celebrations and the Mash Inn really made the evening special. We had the tasting menu and it was quite the experience. We were there for 4 hours, we both agreed that is was the most amazing food we have both ever eaten and we could have carried on eating all night! The staff were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the food. We will definitely be returning.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing lunch, as ever. Tasting menu over 3 1/2 hours and superbly executed hosting. Can’t wait to return.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique and absolutely incredible food in a very cute old pub with a fantastic view over the rolling hills.

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RH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you told me this place had a Michelin star, I wouldn't bat an eyelid. It's that good.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes I would recommend the Mash Inn to serious appreciators of fresh food who enjoy top quality ingredients prepared simply but still with panache.

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LD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent if you love tasting menus in a quiet picturesque setting... highly recommend for the quality of the food, experience and attentive staff. Couldn't fault anything except would liked to have seen an alternative to English sparkling wine on the menu, although it's nice that they're trying to keep it local. The tasting menu felt healthy in a way as they use great quality ingredients and nothing is overly filling with some organic produce from the garden.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as ever, great service and food! Highly recommended

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SR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and genuine welcome by James, followed by an invitation to view the kitchen - where the chefs worked over the grill - We chose the set menu for our lunch - (I don't usually do that) and was glad that I did.. absolutely delicious.. A totally perfect lunchtime experience, we were last to leave but never felt hurried.

My new favourite restaurant - go there and try it !

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J
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

British fine dining at its best. Choose between a tasting menu or a selection of dishes on a fixed price menu. We had the cote du boeuf for a main course, outstanding.

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CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my Dad for his birthday for lunch, the food was great and we had a lovely view across the fields. I didn’t have a dessert so they very kindly didn’t charge us for our coffee’s, a very nice gesture. I will definitely be back with my husband.

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TL
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the welcome upon our arrival, to the farewell at our departure we were individually looked after by the team in a way that made us feel very special... thank you.
After a drink in the bar, we were shown through to the dining room... Talking to the Chef and discussing the Kitchen prior to being seated was great ‘food for thought’.
The Tasting Menu and Wine Pairing were excellent. We loved all of the dishes, especially those that came between the ones on the menu and the wines were all ones we don’t think that we’d ever have chosen ourselves had we been left to our own devices and were fab when paired, great points for discussion around the table, much enjoyed by us all.
Thank you for making our evening such a memorable one, especially as we were celebrating our sons 30th birthday along with his Fiancé.
We are already recommending The Mash Inn to anyone prepared to listen and will be back in the future.

Keep up the standards and never be complacent... well done to you all!!

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The £25 lunch menu is great value. The food was really tasty, the service friendly and all set in a very special and beautiful location. I look forward to going back sometime.

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LP
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in we were treated to a warm welcome by every member of staff. It is clearly run by people that love what they do, as it was our first time we were taken into the kitchen to meet the chef. This was then followed by the most incredible food! Our experience was faultless and I cannot wait to visit again.

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MO
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent foody experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a top quality meal. Will come back in the summer when fresh produce from the Garden is available.

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DG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here and once again the best food I’ve had in 20 years.

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mash Inn is a wonderful venue set in lovely countryside; a true hidden gem.
Hannah (front of house) provided a warm welcome, in fact by the time I finished my drink at the bar I felt like I had reacquainted with a long lost friend.
The staff are incredibly attentive and responsive. This is a beautiful restaurant in all respects (food exceptionally good and full of flavours) - feels a little bit pricey for the location!
A must visit venue and worth the drive particularly in the summer months I would imagine.
A well executed idea born in Queens Park!

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A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and wonderful food. Being shown the kitchen before the meal was a lovely touch.

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HA
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal I've ever eaten, brilliantly complemented by friendly, laid back staff and a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. It is expensive, but for the for the quantity and quality of food provided, I actually believe that it's great value. We were made to feel very at home and would be sure to return at some point in the not too distant future (once funds have recovered).

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PW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the set lunch menu which was ideal.
No wine as we were both driving.
It was lovely to be shown the kitchen space before sitting down
Food was an explosion of taste.
Delightful table overlooking the garden. We ate watching the wildlife.
Attentive and informative service.

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PS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service, fascinating wine selection, overall a wonderful experience!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal and the service was exceptional. Pricey but a lovely experience.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff , food cooked to perfection. A lovely lunchtime experience . Cosy county pub with a lovely ambience. Great to have the open kitchen seeing the chefs at work !

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday lunch - leisurely 3 hours to savour the lovely local wine and course after course of interesting and delicious food. Accommodated a nut allergy with zero fuss - I asked what they had had to exchange and got a wry smile in reply. All staff made our table feel very special and can not fault the efficient yet friendly service. It felt like eating at your friends house (just with better food!) Would love to return.

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l
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great welcome, great food, we loved the snacks, they were a high point. My only negative comment is that we saw lots of walkers come in looking for a drink and a snack and they were turned away. So not sure that it should be called an inn?

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HR
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience as always. Interesting flavours, beautiful presentation and friendly service. I have visited 4 times now and each time my expectations are surpassed. The daily menu and tasting menu are well worth a try. On one occasion I tried the paired flight of drinks and they were outstanding. Food wise, personal favourites include the varieru of snacks, soup, bog butter flatbreads, steak and dessert cheeses. Lovely guest rooms and breakfast in bed too.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, friendly personal service and a lovely ambience

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CW
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The last time I visited the Mash I had a truly wonderful meal and the whole occasion was truly memorable. On this visit, if anything, I was even more impressed, the food which was exceptional last time may well have surpassed the heights achieved previously. The tasting menu mixed with a couple of outstanding surprises was delicious and seemed to flow more naturally each course enhancing the previous one.
Without question or hesitation I am very happy to recommend the Mash to everyone.

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VW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely walk welcome after a walk in the Chilterns. Amazing Virgin Mary and food outstanding. Just took off a star as the our table (by the French windows) was very cold and draughty (it was a cold day, but still think this could be improved).

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i
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has to be one of my favourite places to eat. Been 4 times now. Ticks every box - awesome food, passionate and friendly staff, beautiful setting, relaxing, lovely welcoming log burner for quick pre-dinner drink. For any foodie that wants a laid back but quality place to treat yourself to this is it. Can’t recommend the Mash Inn highly enough and hope we can find an excuse to go again soon. Thank you guys!

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JH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the best meal we’ve had in a long time and we were very impressed by the attentive friendly and welcoming staff. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience.

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b
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to the Mash Inn this year. Lunch on both occasions. The starter snacks were superb, varied, creative and scrumptious, all that followed was impressive. Cannot fault it and will return early in the New Year to savour their recently introduced Sunday lunch.

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O
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place, first time that the menu didn’t blow us away. The pheasant was too over powering!

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BE
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very impressed upon first visit. Have recommended to all of our friends. Daytime views across the valley added to the experience. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch. Food delicious, service perfect. Loved the whole experience.

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