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About The Pointer

A Restaurant, Bar, Butchers and Farm. Serving fantastic, seasonal and thoroughly delicious food and drink.

Our attitude to food is pretty straightforward: we cook what is best on the day, using the seasonal produce we either grow ourselves on our Farm or obtain from local markets and suppliers. Beef and Pork comes from our own livestock herds and neighbouring farms who share our passion.

27 Church Street
Brill, Buckinghamshire HP18 9RT
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Organic, Contemporary British

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm - 2:30pm and 6:30pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 5pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01844 238339

Website:
http://www.thepointerbrill.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Nearest Bus Stop adjacent to the Pointer Pub

Executive Chef:
James Graham

Private Party Facilities:
Our Barn can cater for up to 35 Guests.

Private Party Contact:
Emma Holding: 01844 238339

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

The Pointer Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (105)
Worth the Drive (90)
Fit for Foodies (89)
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Special Occasions (87)
Sunday Lunch (71)
Lunch (68)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Cosy (49)
Good for a Date (49)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Casual (36)
Seasonal (36)
Romance (35)
Neighbourhood Gem (34)
Notable Wine List (34)
Authentic (31)
Great Beer (26)
Group Bookings (24)
Business Meals (20)
Organic (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Healthy (12)
Brunch (11)
Outdoor Eating (10)
Child Friendly (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Fun (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Outstanding Value (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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value4

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined 5 days ago

Have eaten here before on special occasions and again it didn’t disappoint. Great decor, fantastic food and attentive but discrete staff. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 1 January 2018

We went on New Years Day after walking the Great Train Robbery loop . It was one of the best pub lunches we have had , the pheasant was superb. The service was very good and we only found out at the end that New Years Eve celebrations had gone on until 3 am, you would never have guessed the staff were all very attentive.
It deserves the awards that it has been given and the village of Brill with its distinctive windmill is worth a detour.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Excellent food with a menu that was interesting and full of options that I wanted to try. The pork buns were greatly enjoyed as were the terrines. Empty plates all round and we didn’t have room for dessert. I will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 1 January 2018

Wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere.
Rather smokey from the kitchen unfortunately.
Definitely come again .

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on 31 December 2017

Lovely lunch with family, really enjoyed the mushroom risotto, husband and brother in law both had the roast beef, mother in law and sister in law both had the lamb, all extremely content. Lovely ambience. Great wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Great (as always.) Fantastic food, warm atmosphere and just right service.

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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 December 2017

Fabulous meal in a lovely restaurant with excellent service from Joe who was friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Food was superb and this is our favourite place to dine. Brilliant!!!! Bob and Jane Evans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 December 2017

Everything was fantastic. My only niggle was bread ‘basket’ consisted of 3 pieces for £4...1 small roll and 1 slice sourdough cut in half.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Fabulous family lunch to celebrate christmas. Fine meat with a good Lebanese wine. Attentive but relaxed service. Great vibe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

Very enjoyable evening, food excellent.
Would definitely recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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food5
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service4
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·Dined on 16 December 2017

The Pointer at Brill never fails to deliver. The menu changes often, local produce is used whenever possible, the dishes are tasty, imaginative, and delightfully presented. If I have a criticism it is that the ambience of the dining area could be improved by softening the lighting and the seating to make it cosier to match the lovely bar area. The included photograph is of the legendary beef butter... it may not look like beef, or butter, but I can tell you that it tastes FAR better than it looks!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Really lovely meal out with friends. Great welcome for the dog and a comfy table in the bar. Splendid dripping and sour dough as an amuse bouche and the rest of the meal extremely good too. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on 14 December 2017

Lovely food beautifully presented and fresh local produce, this establishment is committed to ethical management and this is borne out in the quality of the freshly prepared meals

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

Brilliant - had lunch with my (now adult) son of a rainy horrid day. The Pointer was warm and welcoming. I have been there once before and had steak, which they excel at. I asked for a medium rare rib-eye but seared and crunchy on the outside. That is exactly what the served up!

All the other food from starters through to dessert including the bread and dripping butter and petit fours were all brilliant.

Brill is a bit off the beaten track but the Pointer is worth the drive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on 9 December 2017

Took a few friends out for a Christmas dinner. Fantastic food and great time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 8 December 2017

Excellent food and service. We were really looked after and would thoroughly recommend the Pointer

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 3 December 2017

We met some friends for lunch, and we were pleasantly surprised, the staff were friendly and helpful. The menu was quite restricted, but the food was well presented and delicious! We would definitely eat here again.
Thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food4
ambience5
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

Pleasantly surprised when we walked in - this was my first visit. A restaurant to definitely visit again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 28 November 2017

Excellent food, great service. Good value for the quality. Stay overnight if possible and enjoy the breakfast too!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

THE best Sunday lunch we have EVER had, from start to finish the food was a joy. The beef dripping butter with the bread - stunning and one not to miss. The roast potatoes an absolute triumph, every part of the meal had the most incredible taste - out only regret is we don't live closer!!!! Absolute gem of a place

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Excellent food, great menu, really good service. Our waiter had a knack of knowing when to come over and he had a great sense of humour

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Fabulous as always. Great food, service an ambience. Thank you. Looking forward to the next time

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

We had heard great things about the Pointer and whilst we travelled some distance - the welcome, meal and overall ambience was superb. My wife really loved the way the food was presented. I had to chuckle however, because the bread is cooked to order and brought to the table in a brown paper bag - somewhat similar to a Mac Donald’s. Its taste and texture is however in a different league.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2017

This is an absolute gem. Lovely staff and very good food.
Reasonable price. You can spend little or a lot depending on choice.
Would definitely revisit.
They deserve the recent recognition. Well done!
What a gem if you're lucky enough to live locally.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 16 November 2017

Fantastic meal, brilliant staff. My favourite place to eat locally!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Kent)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Excellent food, service and location in a lovely village with stunning walks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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value4

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Really enjoyable meal and nights stay
Great rooms with everything u cld think of. Only slight problem was it was too warm at night which stopped us sleeping well but opened the windows in the early hours which helped.
Option of a newspaper delivered to the room would be a nice touch for a lazy morning

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

I saw in the local paper that the pointer had received some awards by Sunday times and Michelin as their pub of the year. It’s off the beaten track for us but we had been to Bicester village so detoured to it. So very well worth the visit. Excellent food and service will definitely be back. Didn’t realise how pretty Brill is.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on 9 November 2017

Very hospitable and very clean establishment in lovely village. Food was very good wide choice but we stayed with set farm menu which was good.
Polite and attentive staff easy parking.
Highly recommended

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service4
value3

 
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 4 November 2017

We had a lovely evening at the Pointer. Food and wine were wonderful. They had an unexpected rush at the bar after the local bonfire party we didn't get the drinks we ordered, but this is a small criticism of overall very good and pleasant service. The ambience was nice and it was lively and bustling, though restaurant tables are out of the bar so this was not intrusive. The low ceilings make it noisy, so perhaps not ideal for anyone who cannot hear very well. Overall, I would really recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Met a friend for lunch, heard good things about the Pointer so decided to give it a go, wasn’t disappointed, the food and service were excellent, best fish and chips ever! We will definitely be going back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 4 November 2017

The best Haddock and Chips ever. So fresh it tasted as if it had just been caught.
Dog friendly too - each dog gets its own bowl of water in the bar area. Deserves the Michelin Pub of the year 2018!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Organic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 3 November 2017

Lovely meal as always with great service and decor. Love having The Pointer on my doorstep.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

High standards. attention to detail, warm.welcoming.excellent food, overall very charming

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 31 October 2017

I feel so lucky to live just five minutes from the Pointer. We enjoyed a Birthday meal for my Mum, food was exquisite, service was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. I have been to the Pointer for Lunch, drinks and dinner and have always enjoyed my visit. Now the winter is here, the fires are warm and welcoming, with comfy sofa areas to relax and chill out. A Christmas must for that festive feeling.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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food5
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value4

 
 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 29 October 2017

Delicious food. Excellent service. Enjoyed a British wine.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Excellent food with great attention to detail. Thoughtful locally sourced menu, excellent service and wonderful wine list. Perfect for a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Excellent food, very well presented, excellent service. Good value for money.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Sunday lunch was perfection,Daba(hope I have spelt that correctly) was superb,nothing too much trouble.Love it’s consistency.Francis.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on 22 October 2017

My overall score is 5, this is because the service was very attentive. The Sunday lunch was lovely, and presented very well, with all the constituent parts having their own section of a very large plate. In my opinion, the only issue was that there was no greens included, I think their inclusion would have made the arrangement even more interesting.

Again, only my opinion, I thought the G&Ts were a little too expensive. Otherwise, a very nice way to spend a few hours enjoying some good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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