The Pheasant Inn

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424 reviews
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You’ll find great food and drink, stylish surroundings and friendly company at The Pheasant Freehouse and Hotel. Bordering the village of Shefford Woodlands and overlooking Berkshire’s famed Valley of the Racehorse, our Inn has a hospitality pedigree that stretches back 450 years, to when it first sheltered drovers herding livestock from Wales to London. Today, the newly refurbished pub and its 11 en-suite guest rooms offer an adventurous drinks menu, flavoursome modern British cooking and luxurious accommodation with outstanding value and a warm, relaxed welcome. Our approach to food is all about bringing together the best ingredients, simply and deliciously. Rooted in classic modern British cooking, our regularly changing menu showcases the freshest meat and fish and finest artisan products from around the country, while our diverse daily specials let us put local and seasonal ingredients centre stage.
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AV
London
54 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub, very cosy with a log fire and nice ambience.
Food was hot and beautifully cooked. Very interesting varied menu - also have great gluten free options.
Very impressed for our first visit and will definitely recommend.

Q
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Meet friends here quite often & would thoroughly recommend The Pheasant. Well done.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb fish and chips with the lightest batter and lovely triple cooked chips

NS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere, service was quite slow (but is was busy peak lunchtime) overall very good and will return

c
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Suitable location for racehorse enthusiasts. Excellent parking and good food with quick friendly service.

ME
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very relaxed atmosphere. The rump of lamb was delicious as was the panna cotta. Service was very good. Highly recommended.

WB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Slightly crowded, but very good. Lively smiley staff xx

MR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely meal, my Mushroom and Truffle Risotto was cooked to perfection, I even had some to bring home with me! Friendly and polite staff.

p
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant experience. The food was brilliant and served quickly, the value for money is reasonable and I will definitely be going back!

HT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Couple of small issues but resolved durning the meal.

HS
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely Saturday lunch get together. We were very impressed with the choices available. Food was very well presented and extremely tasty. Excellent wine choices too. What we liked in particular was the attentive staff who were very pleasant and knowledgeable when discussing food and wine choices.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, friendly staff, good food and lots ambience.

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced but the service was poor

HT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at The Pheasant Inn.
It was very busy as they had a christening on as well but the service was excellent, they kept keeping us in the loop as to when our food would be arriving so we were never left wondering. We had the sharing chicken which was not very tasty and it came with all the trimmings and well cooked veggies. We took half of it home so great value for money. We don't usually have room for pudding but were tempted to share the special of the day which was a waffle with chocolate ice cream and raspberries, think when we go back we shall request it again as it was to die for.
A great experience and we will be back.

JB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A warm welcome greeted us and we were shown to our table. We were immediately offered menus and throughout the meal a selection of staff checked we were okay and if we need anything.
The food was delicious - the scallops were perfectly cooked and served on black pudding, the lamb was wonderful - pink and melt in the mouth served with minted peas. One of the specials was tempura prawns and they were stunningly good.
There is a a very impressive wine list, excellent house wines and some really wonderful wines by the glass.

FE
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal. I asked whether chef had changed as the food was so much better than it used to be.
The service was excellent. Altogether a good experience.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and friendly service, great food and a fair price.

HS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely food and nice staff. Slightly slow for the food to arrive but overall would visit again

A
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We stopped at The Pheasant Inn on our way home from Wisley for dinner. We booked a table for 18:30 on the way but arrived early so we had a drink in the bar beforehand. The bartender greeted us and was very friendly and helpful. Wide selection of drinks on the drinks menu. We were the first people to be seated in the restaurant area but a few more people arrived soon after. There were some specials available in addition to the main menu. Service was very friendly, the food took quite a long time to arrive but it was worth waiting for. Generous portions, lovely crispy skin on my sea bass. It was a shame we were just passing through, we would have liked to have made an evening of it and tried the desserts and a bottle of wine.

LD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Our waitress "forgot" our guest's first course, and only realised when the rest of us were being served, by which his choice had sold out, leaving him to sit there whilst we all ate. Additionally, the crayfish salad was very average - not the dining experience we have previously enjoyed. A disappointment.

DW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep returning so that’s is the best feedback I can give

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Okay, food was not the best quiet simple and tasted better. Don’t think anyone was interested as to how it was. Booked a table but staff unaware of this. Nobody even checked if the food was ok, which was fine as it was only ok.

JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, Excellent service. Had a super evening.

c
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything the staff were so friendly and helpful. The food excellent so tasty. Can’t wait to return. I plan to stay with you when my daughter graduates from Cranfield defence academy.

D
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have dined here before and thought food and service was fantastic. Very disappointed, service was sporadic and everything took a long time to arrive - menus, drinks, food, desert menu and finally dessert. The restaurant wasn’t even overly busy.

Food was also disappointing, the kids mac and cheese was bland - even my pasta loving child wouldn’t eat it. The roast beef was fatty and the roast potatoes was so over cooked it was almost impossible to cut them.

Unfortunately we won’t return after a disappointing experience.

a
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, delicious food - real care taken with ingredients.

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a nice pub and the staff are friendly. The starters off the specials menu were delicious. The roasts however were disappointing with hard potatoes, dry chicken and very fatty pork belly rather than crackling. The food may have been better had they not had a private event on. Also, the cricket was on the tv right above our table so there was a lot of shouting from excited fans so it was not the ambience we were after.

v
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant evening, the food was excellent - in fact one of our party said the scallops starter was one of the best starters they had ever had!!- and the service friendly. A busy Friday night but food was served promptly and well. We shall return!!

PB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and very good service. Never rushed but always attentive. Free parking always a bonus.

DW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a consistent repeat customer so that’s all that I need to post

JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening, delicious food. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful and added to a very nice evening.

B
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere, it's simply ages since we last visited but it certainly wont be long before we come again. Thank you so much

H
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very friendly staff and nice food, also so good to be open on a Monday

ZD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gluten free choices and knowledge on what I could and couldn't eat. Definitley be going back

LC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch here, the food was simply delicious and the service and atmosphere was great! I can’t wait to come back!!

JM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service, minimal wait for food, order efficiently prepared and delivered with a smile.

LP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, and so nice to have a seperate vegan menu - I had choice!! Food was really good and lovely staff.

B
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was OK, but nothing special - burgers were burnt outside and dry in the middle. Service was very good to start then we waited over an hour for mains to be delivered.

VO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal for the 4 of us, starters and main enjoyed in the garden. The staff were all lovely and accommodating. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was the mousse desert for 2 of us was not good. The price was taken off the bill without us asking which was impressive though. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

PC
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. As usual.
It gets busy, so it is always best to book.

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