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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 adj the Pointer Pub

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

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

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (102)
Fit for Foodies (86)
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Special Occasions (79)
Sunday Lunch (64)
Lunch (63)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Good for a Date (42)
Cosy (41)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Neighbourhood Gem (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Seasonal (33)
Casual (33)
Romance (29)
Authentic (28)
Great Beer (23)
Group Bookings (21)
Business Meals (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Organic (16)
Brunch (11)
Healthy (10)
Fun (10)
Child Friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Outdoor Eating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Scenic View (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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·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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·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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on 19 October 2017

Fantastic well presented food. The steak is out of this world as well as the beef dripping butter.
Love eating here, staff are great and always welcoming. Cannot recommend it highly enough.
Try the butchers as were great meat at reasonable prices as well as locally sourced .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Relaxed, friendly, yet very attentive service throughout our visit. Most of their food comes from their own farm and this enriches the experience. The food is extremely good and has a welcome modern feel while being cooked very well indeed. And the bottled water is free of charge, making a very welcome change! This was our first visit and were delighted to have found this restaurant just 20 minutes from our home.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

All dishes wonderfully prepared with quality ingredients.
Vegetarian options always exceptional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Lovely atmosphere and meal. Will definetly have to make a return visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 11 October 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Fires burning brightly on a cold Autumn day. What more could you wish for?

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

We had a wonderful Anniversary lunch at the Pointer last Sunday, the complimentary glasses of champagne were an unexpected pleasure.

The service was excellent, the food a delight and the wine list was one to ponder over

It couldn't have been any better

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 5 October 2017

Beautiful food, great ambience, the best restaurant by far within driving distance of Buckingham. And near enough to London to meet up with city friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great food and excellent service, well worth a visit in a beautiful location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

When your lunch starts with beef dripping butter on fresh crusty white bread, you know you're in for a treat. We had a fantastic lunch at The Pointer and were impressed with the delicious food and the interesting wine list. We would definitely recommend the restaurant to friends and are looking forward to returning at Christmas with the family for a festive food extravaganza.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great Beer, Romantic
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·Dined on 28 September 2017

A great experience from start to finish. The staff were friendly and knowledgable with the right level of service that was attentive but not overbearing.
The choice on the menu was purposefully limited but varies often based on local supply, as the best food establishments always are. This meant that the food had to be exceptional and it was. I and my partner will return as soon as time allows in order to sample new dishes.
We had a long conversation with the executive chef the next morning regarding his philosophy and his passion was evident.
We would recommend eating here on any occasion that allows, you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 27 September 2017

Fantastic meal as always!!! The food was fantastic and we had an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Fabulous, as always. Food is delicious and a good variety is offered on its small menu. It's nice to know the meat is local and are well looked after animals. Staff are very friendly and effieint. Also the beef dripping butter is divine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

We were a group of 9 family members celebrating a 60th birthday, we had the Sunday lunch menu which gave us a good choice as well as a traditional roast. The starters, main and dessert courses were delicious and were complemented by a good choice of beers and wines.
We would have liked the main courses to have included more vegetables for the price and the coffee was a small cup for the price of £5 - not good value.
We loved the the Pointer theme through out the pub, we partly chose it because we own a Pointer ourselves, as it added to the whole ambience and experience!
Overall a wonderful meal with good service and a great atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

This restaurant was chosen for a family meal to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food was excellent, there was a friendly atmosphere and our waiter was very attentive. We were not pressured to vacate the table afterwards, but chose to move to the comfy seats next to the restaurant after the meal. A very relaxed evening, with plenty of good food and wine. Those who chose to share the suckling pig were very happy with the flavour and tenderness of the meat, but struggled to eat the huge portions. The suggested wines to accompany the dishes were also good.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 15 September 2017

We love the farm to fork concept, delicious food and always wonderful staff too.

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·Dined on 3 September 2017

First-rate Sunday lunch. Top-quality pork shoulder, very well cooked with well selected, seasonal vegetables. Date pudding with milk and honey ice cream was perfectly flavoured. Really top-notch cooking; excellent service to match. We will be back soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Excellent food. Will certainly be going back and it's dog friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Oxford)·Dined on 30 August 2017

All very impressive, with excellent food and wine selection was extensive.
Definitely coming back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 24 August 2017

Superb food. Excellent service. Spacious and stylish decor. Comfy sofa.
Maurren

Tags: Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 23 August 2017

Fantastic all round experience and food was excellent

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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Quality and taste of food was excellent.Lovely dinner and atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Delicious food. Beef dripping butter was amazing as was the Plaice I had. Have recommended to friends and will definately be back!

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 (Oxford)·Dined on 18 August 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary meal. The food was superb, every course a delight. First class.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

We arranged to meet friends at The Pointer as part of a trip to London. It was convenient for us and close for them.

On arrival we were shown to our table and given the drinks menu and wine list. We sampled three of the many Gin and Tonic options available, each Gin matched to a tonic and with appropriate garnish.

We all took the local charcuterie board as a starter and this was excellent. A good mixture of different meats and pickles.

For our main courses we had the locally reared ribeye steak and the fish and chips, it being Friday after all. The steak was excellent and accompanied by an appropriate sauce. The chips were heavenly, being crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside.

We took coffee as none of us had room for a desert. The bill was a pleasant surprise given the drinks and quality of the food.

I would recommend to anyone and will return when we are next in the area.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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