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The Squirrel, Amersham, ENG

The Squirrel

4.3
4.3
83 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Nestled on the outskirts of the market town, Amersham in Buckinghamshire, The Squirrel is the perfect country escape for both locals and visitors alike. Our traditional pub offers old world rustic charm, fused with cosy corners and alfresco dining to enjoy with the whole family. Whether sipping a refreshing cocktail on our lawn and watching the local cricket match across the way or indulging in our renowned Sunday roast next to the fire, you'll feel at home and catered for any time of year.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01494 257924
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Overall

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Food

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Service

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Ambience

  • Buckinghamshire

    Best Value

  • Buckinghamshire

    Great for brunch

  • Buckinghamshire

    Child-friendly

  • Buckinghamshire

    Good for groups

  • Buckinghamshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Buckinghamshire

    Lively

83 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic pub to celebrate my Husbands 50th as he is not one for fuss or crowds and the area we had was just perfect. Thank you for making of a really lovely day.

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  2. EdgarS

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pub, great location. Varied menu, good food and drink options. Comfortably able to cater for all dietary requirements. Pleasant ambience, Very good service and the food is to die for. Will be visiting again

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  3. EdwardP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always!! We have never had a bad experience, the greeting was as warm as it should be, the food as hot as it should be and the drinks as cold as they should be!! As always, the food was excellent, whether a sandwich or a full blown three courser, the choice of drinks is huge and the staff are so friendly!! I love the bright Hawaiian shirts that the barman always wears, it just emphasises that the Squirrel is a place that takes what is does seriously but has fun doing it, as pubs should do!! The team welcome four legged patrons as well as two and are just as friendly to them!! Bumble loves the Squirrel as much as we do!! If I could move to the village so that one of us didn’t always have to drive, I would. Thank you all and see you soon.

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  4. Tough

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looked after by Jo. who was amazing! The welcome was terrific, and the effort made to make you feel at home could not be beaten. Totally unphased that we had a baby, a pram and a dog 😁. We will be back again like a shot. We’re close, but not close enough – but we still call it our local. Thanks!  Totally unphased that we had a baby, a pram and a dog who didn’t feel like behaving.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Sunday roast was just amazing. I don't think I've ever been to such a friendly pub. Will be back!

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  6. Gavlar

    Buckinghamshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch with friends. Nice table in annexe next to garden. Menu choice varied and interesting plus daily specials. Meal cooked excellently and well presented. Choice of beer and wine very good.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Súper recommended !! Great food and great atmosphere !!

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  8. Excellent

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub, always happy to do whatever’s it takes to keep you enjoying yourself

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  9. sikipoo

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday lunch. Freshly cooked, no brought in and heated nonsense. Nice atmosphere and lovely unobtrusive service. Would definitely recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab pub food and service 😀 lovely atmosphere and menu

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  11. PaulD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Its a pub, so the ambience is what you would expect from that environment. The service was very friendly and helpful, if not exactly polished. The food though, was very good indeed. A nice menu that was well executed.

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  12. VEL4498

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Early Sunday lunch - some items were off the menu, but no big deal - still plenty of choice.

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  13. SMAC

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Chicken Scnitzel with fries for our mains and it was delicious. Love this pub since it’s refurbishment and new management. Highly recommended 👍🏼

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  14. Lauren

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious roast- great roasties, generous portions, veg was just right and lovely Yorkshire puddings. Service was great. First time visiting but will definitely be back. Thank you.

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  15. Skiver

    Berkshire

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal. The frickles were the best that I have ever had and the roast beef was beautifully tender.

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  16. ClareM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect cosy pub with open fire and amazing home made pies

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  17. MLouiseM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant! Sunday lunch was wonderful. The Squirrel was full, staff very good and friendly, food marvellous. It's great to see our village pub, Penn Street, full and buzzing. Will recommend and we will visit again. Thank you for a great time.

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  18. Lillyloo

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food , staff very welcoming and friendly 🌟 will definitely be going back.

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  19. AndrewR

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, child friendly team and nice and warm with 3 fires going!
    The SquirrelResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Andrew, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you had a lovely time at The Squirrel, look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards, Nathan & Jo

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  20. AngelaF

    Singapore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub with freshly made meals. Nice to have the open fire. My family and sat in the restaurant but wil try the bar/pub section next time. Good selection of kids meals that looked like it was freshly made. Will definitely came back.
    The SquirrelResponded on 23 January 2024
    Hi Angela, Thank you for coming to visit The Squirrel and for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you had a lovely time and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards Nathan & Jo

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  21. goody

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good, portions of food acceptable just a little smaller than usual.

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  22. TarynP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice time & meal at The Squirrel. Ladies working there are so warm, friendly and accommodating. Food was really nice. Good quality and freshly prepared. Great portion sizes. A beautiful pub in the country. I would definitely recommend.

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  23. SarahS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited on recommendation and were not disappointed. The team were friendly and we never felt rushed. The pub is beautiful inside and out. Food was great! Thank you x

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  24. SueB

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful staff and beautifully cooked lunch. Parking great - will definitely visit again.

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  25. Rozmac

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried several times before to book Sunday lunch at the Squirrel but it was always busy. Finally managed to book a table, and even though we arrived early due to the inclement weather our table was ready. We all thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday roasts, sampling 3 of those on offer. If I could suggest the roast potatoes spend a little longer roasting that would be my only criticism.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked into the pub it felt very inviting. Jo, the manager, was the perfect hostess, checking in and even though it was busy the service was excellent! The ambiance was warm and cosy too, with a lovely fire going on a cold day and our Sunday roast was to die for! Even our Labrador was made welcome with lots of treats and fuss. So much so that when we went for a walk in the nearby Penn Woods we were very tempted to go back and sit with another glass of something by the fire!! We shall definitely be making a return to this little gem :)

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  27. MichelleJ

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we walked in, we knew we were going to have a lovely evening. Under new management, this pub offers a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Cosy chairs by the log fire, as well other comfy areas, make for an ideal place for food and drinks. The food is delicious. The menu is relatively small, but this allows for high quality, home cooked food, which is what a village pub should be about. The restaurant is small but perfectly sized for an intimate dinner for two or a larger group. The service is excellent, with staff wanting to ensure everything is as it should be. Four-legged guests are also made welcome by the staff who treat all customers as friends.

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  28. NickyB

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Double birthday celebration lunch at the Squirrel last Saturday. Absolutely fantastic. Jo and her team made us feel so welcome and looked after us so well. We had the new festive menu which was brilliant. Stand out choices were the poached pear and goats cheese starter, the turkey lunch ( the stuffing sausage roll was a winner) and the ‘proper’ sticky toffee pudding. But the whole menu was delicious. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
    The SquirrelResponded on 4 December 2023
    Thank you so much for your time in giving such a fantastic review, we are so glad you all had a lovely Festive Lunch and wore your Christmas Cracker hats!!! Have a great Christmas!!!

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  29. HelenB

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. Good food, lovely staff and dog friendly

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  30. RoyS

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff and good food. Very good lunch and drink offer

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  31. MandieC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and a had a delicious Sunday lunch at the Squirrel. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The pub is in a beautiful setting opposite the woods. I will definitely go back there again

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  32. Charlie

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent Food, great service, friendly staff, would opt to sit in the restaurant next time as constant traffic of people going in and out of the back door of the lodge to smoke outside made it very cold and not particularly good when you are eating a meal and trying to talk.

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  33. Dhte

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really friendly. Good service and great food. Little noisy but it was a Saturday night!

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  34. Salt

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely pub but it would be nice to go to a pub where the staff handling food and drinks are not given the opportunity to handle dogs too.

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  35. Denem

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff and the manageress introduced herself to us. Super food.

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  36. UtterlyBonkers

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for lunch on a Saturday. Quieter than normal, staff attentive, food good, couple of options had sold out but enough remaining options. Friendly staff. Ambience is great, one of the best pubs in the area. Always love the visit whether its a pint after a walk in the woods or a meal with family and friends.

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  37. Simbo

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A disappointing visit. We have visited before and had excellent food. Five of us had the starter fish and chips which was freshly cooked and well presented. The pieces of fish were very small and mostly batter. Half a small fillet was mostly batter. At £12.50 this was not good value for money. Would recommend this pub with reservation.

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  38. Skiver

    Berkshire

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the evening of the rugby World Cup semi-final between England and South Africa, so we were pretty much the only people in the restaurant or bar. We received excellent service and the food was definitely up to our expectations.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately all the starters except One unavailabe. The food that was available was good and well presented.

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  40. DeniseC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We turned up for our booking and The Squirrel was closed with no message, tried phoning and no answer. Place completely deserted! Very disappointing. However, we did have a lovely lunch at the pub down the road!

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The Squirrel is rated 4.3 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
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Penn Street, Amersham, ENG HP7 0PX

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Amersham
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
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