The Stag & Huntsman
Nestled into the Chiltern Hills, between Henley and Marlow and just up from the River Thames, Hambleden can only be described as quintessentially English.
Benefiting from the care of the Culden Faw Estate and the protection of The National Trust, the village is one that time forgot, with few changes over the last century.
The Stag and Huntsman, lovingly restored by The Estate under the auspices of heritage architecture, Ptolemy Dean, maintains the old world charm of a Country Inn. With a focus towards the local community - Hambleden and the local residents - myriad of small and cosy drinking and eating spaces within the Inn, the nine letting bedrooms and the pretty garden also provide a resting place and watering hole for those who travel further distances to the village.
Great as usual!
Great food in a fantastic atmosphere
Very good food, friendly service. Good location for walkers.
A delicious pub lunch with great service.
Charming place with great ambience. The staff are fun.
The quality of the coffee is the only thing that could be improved.
Everything else makes it a positive experience.
Easy to park and offer fine BBQs in the summer.
Nice enough. Had always relied too much on its location and it is a tenancy so not independent
Hey Patrick Where did you get your information from regarding whether or not we're independent? Cause a quick google would reveal otherwise
Good honest Sunday lunch in a cracking part of the world..
A very enjoyable evening meal. Great service, excellent food, and a very welcoming and convivial atmosphere.
Nice and cosy pub.
Fantastic food and great service. I would recommend it to anyone. Will be back soon.
Thank you for a lovely evening. Overall a good evening.
The food was excellent and the ambiance just right, however you were a little slow on the service side that evening, which would have made all the difference. We would definitely return so not an off putting level of attention.
Easy booking thru Open Table, Arrived early to warm welcome on a Saturday service was fast, informal and informative Huge Chicken Ceasar Salad and line caught Cod were both excellent. Apple Crumble was very Sweet but i managed to finish it. A very enjoyable end to the day. Pricing was higher than i usually pay, but the venue food and service made it worth
This is the 3rd time I have been to this pub/restaurant and on each occasions people have left without eating because the service was so slow! This Sunday people had booked and come into the pub and when they went to order food they were told the kitchen was closed it was clear from where we were sitting that there was a huge amount of friction between members of staff and it became uncomfortable sitting there having to overhear everything that was going on .... those that complained that they hadn't been told the kitchen was closed were then found food !!! How could they run out of food and not be aware 10 mins or so beforehand when customers arrived .... it is a farce I will not be going back ...be warned !!
Food so good we cant make enough!
Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Food was very average this time. Coffee was terrible.
Lovely place, really friendly staff. Good was home made, freshly cooked and reasonably priced.
I think we’ve eaten here about 3 times in the last couple of months. The location is fantastic, the pub great with a choice of eating both inside or out.
The staff have always looked after us very well and the food we have eaten has always been to a high standard. On our last visit I had the jerk chicken which was superb.
The only thing we would like to see different is more variety in the menu. The menu has been the same on each visit and we may have been unlucky but the special has been sausages on every occasion.
Hi The sausages are a huge selling point for us. It's not the sausage that's special, it's the fact that we make them here fresh weekly. and change the flavor of them all the time.
Lovely pub, very friendly, good food, only downside was sitting by a lovely dog but it did smell very doggy
Lovely meal, beautiful area, comfy pub with nice service
We were eating outside on the tables next to the barbecue, and we were amazed that the table next to us were allowed to smoke, which they did continuously.
It would have expected them to be told to go to a table further away from the crowds or to a smoking area
We popped in for lunch in the garden , beautiful day, pleasant atmosphere,, friendly staff and delicious crunchy chips served with our fish. I do recommend also the Sunday roast.
great food and pub must visit again - very relaxed
Popped in for a bank holiday lunch. Friendly staff and nice food. Only had one course each and the bill was over £100 with drinks, quite expensive but would visit again. Busy, good atmosphere and service was good.
Great service. Friendly staff. Nice garden. Fast delivery of food
I think we hit this pub on an off day. Service was so slow and as we had children with us over an hour and 20 minute wait for food was just too long. Waitress was apologetic but seemed to be so embarrassed that she was avoiding us. Food was OK - a bit pricey for what it was but then it is in a lovely setting. I would have been happier if they had given us a free drink or 20% off the bill but there was no thing.
Service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious as ever. Highly recommended but would advise to make a reservation especially on a Sunday as they are very popular and very busy.
We enjoyed a very tasty dinner at The Stag and Huntsman last Friday evening. I had the gin soaked trout as a starter which was wonderful and melted in the mouth. My main course was clam and crayfish tagliatelle in the most tasty cream sauce. After those two courses I had no room for a dessert but did enjoy a glass of Malbec and two of the delectable house Gins. Thoroughly recommended
Good food, friendly staff, lovely building. The 6 of us had a really enjoyable evening.
Very relaxed vibe and good food. The fish and chips were excellent and the Pinotage wine is great value. Service a little slow but we were not in a hurry. We will be back.
The service was very attentive and our food was delicious. I had the duck wraps which were lovely and warm and the wrap was toasted. Really good!
Great place. I would definitely recommend to go for a Sunday roast.
brilliant service, menu and food quality. We will definitely be returning to this hidden gem!
Stopped in for a Sunday Roast at about 3pm (to miss the rush) and enjoyed a tasty meal. Friendly staff and nice surrounds.
The food was delicious but the whole place was horrendously busy and the staff seemed very stretched. We were placed on a table directly next to the front bar and the queues by our table did effect the enjoyment of what was a very nice meal.
Wonderful service. The food was really lovely and the pub was lovely and cosy.
An absolute gem in the heart of the Chilterns. Lovely setting and utterly delightful staff. A real treat.
We visited for Sunday lunch. While the roast was well prepared and very tasty, we were very disappointed with the level of service at the Stag & Hunstman which appears to be due to overstretched resources for the level of covers booked. Our table was booked until 2.30pm, we asked for our bill at 2.10pm which arrived at 2.24pm - it then took another 30mins to get a member of staff to come to the table to allow us to settle our bill (2.54pm). It was so bad that we were on the verge of leaving without paying given no one seemed to want to take our money! Great pub but very poor service on Sundays.
Service was excellent, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent selection of dishes and the food was truly delicious. Can highly te
Lovely food and great service. My partner loved the lamb dish whilst I very much enjoyed the fish. Pudding, my favourite part of the meal, was fabulous.
Would definitely return again.
Good value, cosy, really enjoyed ourselves. Only comment (most wouldn't perhaps agree) but the roast was overwhelming. Too much meat! Would have preferred beef a little rarer, smaller and more veg. That's got to be a good comment really! Bread, oil and vinegar, and olives too, all very delicious, perfect. Had it not been hailing outside we'd have loved a walk too. Totally beautiful surroundings. And mega thumbs up for kind, thoughtful, relaxed staff all of them. We'll be back.
Great setting, nice ambience. We had a fab table by the window. Initial service a little slow as it's tricky running both sides of the bar then the other bar and the hotel but the older lady in particular (sorry didn't get her name) was very good. Food was very, very tasty though the brie starter is very small for the price - delicious though. My wife had the sea bass and I had the pheasant and mushroom risotto, one of the nicest things I've had for awhile! Wine was a little pricey but nice, decent selection. Overall, definitely recommended.