The Mash Inn

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British
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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FB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute treat. We had a wonderful meal. It is the 4th time we've been and this was the best.

PW
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvellous lunch.
Roaring fire in the snug bar for a drink
Was able to look out over the glorious Chiltern Hills as we dined
Venison pie main course was epic.

A
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu, including surprise starter snack. Excellent service. Wine a bit pricy.

CR
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altogether delightful lunch. Staff full of passion for what they did. Food couldn't be faulted. Interesting and affordable selection of wines.

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tucked away but well worth seeking out - Lovely setting and atmosphere with open kitchen, cosy bar area and tasteful furnishings.
The set lunch is great value with friendly and efficient service - highly recommend!

M
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place, food outstanding, service exceptional, ambiance great!
Amazing food without a pretentious stuffy atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back ❤️

CR
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We arrived not knowing much about the Mash as we hadn't read up about it which in hindsight was probably not a good idea. Having only the choice of 2 fixed menus was a surprise. The waiter was great and knowledgeable about the wines and generous with tasting, but the price of a 125ml glass we felt was high.
Some of the food was a bit too interesting rather than straightforward, but very nicely presented and a majority delicious. The staff were professional and the ambience good and it was busy. Overall we enjoyed the experience but were surprised at the cost and whilst we should have known what we were getting into, if we had felt that it was faultless we wouldn't have minded.

CP
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tasting menu with so many inventive and flavourful small dishes, often smoked/seared and with Asian notes. Superb standard of ingredients (especially top notch fish and vegetables). Terrific value for food that is easily Michelin star quality, yet in a charming and unflashy pub. Friendly efficient service and good wine list. What’s not to like?

R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service in a very inviting and cosy environment.
You get get much more than the menu explains which is a really nice surprise. The food is excellent with some very interesting flavours and textures.

VM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A lovely venue and great service. The "short" menu is like a taster menu - lots of small innovative dishes. I really like the way that the meal is made from food they grow themselves or source very locally. This rather dictates the menu as footsore very seasonal. I really like this.

OT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Been here a few times for the tasting menu in the evening but first time for Sunday lunch and it didn’t disappoint!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first visit to the Mash Inn. Charming and welcoming staff took time to tell us about each dish on the tasting menu. Good to see so much local produce featured. Loved being able to see the work going on in the kitchen. We will certainly return

HL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Mash Inn! Had lunch there one Sunday recently and just went again recently for Saturday lunch.

The food is wonderful, inventive and brilliantly cooked. Service is really amazing they love what they do ! Location has stunning views and the place retains its old world pub charm but with a clean look in the restaurant.

B
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back in the Spring. The menu was delicious.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mash offers flawless food and service in a lovely setting. What a team.

SW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative high quality food. A very high end experience but still friendly and casual.
A really great experience. We’ll be back.

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Mash Inn is simply wonderful. A pre lunch drink in the snuggly bar, a lovely view over the rolling countryside (with a visit from the local ducks), a fabulous lunch (we had the set menu), discreet but attentive service - what more could you want on a rainy Friday afternoon?
They really deserve to be successful. The Mash Inn provides a great dining experience and maintains the highest standards.
Looking forward to visiting again.

i
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

think this must be our 6th or 7th visit. Still our favourite place. The goats cheese macaron was to die for. The beef may have been a bit too rare for some....

PH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best meal I have had all year

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but limited menu. Shame they’ve got rid of the a la carte menu

PC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food served in a beautiful rural location.
I would readily go back - often!

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and creative cooking made for a very lovely evening. I would definitely return.

AH
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant! Food, atmosphere and service were great. We had a long Friday lunch for my husband’s birthday.

W
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very friendly staff in pleasant surroundings. Food as delivered didn't match menu card, but if you fancy a "surprise" meal, this could be for you. The "amuse bouche" style offerings were unexceptional, mains poor, but the soup and coffee were good. Overall it's poor value for money.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gets better and better.
Outstanding attention to flavour and innovation.
Size of portions for tasting menu remains perfect.

EM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Mash Inn is absolutely delicious. Fresh, local products used to produce creative and comforting food. The service was great, they have created an intimate and local feeling which is reflected by the head chef talking you through the dishes and the owner serving you food and telling you about the pubs history. The menu was interesting, I loved the idea of snacks to start and it was an absolute treat waiting to see what came next. I think in total we had 8 courses...amazing value for money!

HP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal . Had the tasting menu and every course was a delightful revelation. Loved the fact the chef came out and explained some of the dishes and gave us a quick tour of the kitchen at the end of our meal. Service excellent, great wines. Absolutely nothing to fault.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue - very attentive service and truly delicious food

G
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding and quite unique.
Unreserved praise. Can’t wait to go back

ML
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a special place. The food is incredible and so inventive. Second visit and love it. Will be back!!

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best lunch I think I have ever experienced. The staff were fantastic, as was the whole experience. We will be definitely returning for another dinning extravaganza.

TD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superbly crafted restaurant set in the beautiful Chiltern countryside.
A really inclusive approach to the food you are being presented with and of course eating. The 'snacks' were superb particularly the leeks. Glad to see, finally, that bog butter gets its day in the sun... service was exemplary. Wine list goes hand in hand with everything else. Worth every penny. Pub? Restaurant? A restaurant in what was a pub... who cares!

i
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nowhere better! Awesome food, service, drinks, location. The best dining experience anyone could ever wish for. Just go! (Or maybe I should be saying don’t go - as then I stand a better chance of getting another reservation!) You guys are the best!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect service (attentive but not overly so), beautiful location. Will definitely visit again.

OT
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wedding Anniversary Meal. Absolutely lovely ... we were lucky enough to have a particularly quiet Wednesday night and we were treated impeccably. We had the choice of tables, a fantastic tasting menu - with many additional nibbles (with the chefs talking through anything we wanted to know) and a wine selection that perfectly complimented the dishes (Hannah chose the perfect wine to accompany a couple of dishes at a time). A fabulous, memorable evening - many thanks!

AL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just a fabulous find my husband & 1 had wonderful lunch on a beautiful sunny afternoon many thanks to all who where involved we will be back soon with family 🥂⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite restaurant . They can only be using witchcraft to conjure such flavour

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.