The Garden Room - Places to Eat

Places to Eat

We are very lucky in Great Chishill because there are so many good places to eat within a 10 mile radius, and some right on our doorstep.

Here is a list of just a few !

The Pheasant, Great Chishill
The King William IV, Heydon
The Red Cow, Chrishall
The Green Man, Thriplow
The Royal Oak, Barrington

The Pheasant

Great Chishill

01763 838535

This is our 'local', just 100 yards away from the cottage.

This is a free house, which means that it is not tied to any particular brewery, so the landord can sell whatever beers he likes.

The Pheasant changed ownership last year. Traditional Sunday Lunches are available 12 to 4pm. For details of other meals at The Pheasant it is best to call in advance. The one notable thing that has changed is the 'children under 14' restriction has been lifted, so families are now welcome.

King William IV


01763 838773

Heydon is the next village eastwards along the ridge from Great Chishill, no more than a mile away. The King William IV has an excellent reputation for its food, especially vegetarian food - in fact it has won several awards in the last few years for its vegetarian menu.


The Red Cow


01763 838792

A little further (3 miles from us) along the ridge is the village of Chrishall, which has an old pub (believed to date back to Norman times - that's 11th Century!) which has been totally refurbished in recent years. The pub offers a range of typical English food, including a selection of home made (made on the premises) pies, in its intimate, heavily beamed restaurant.


The Chequers


01763 208369

This old, crooked pub was once a staging post on the route from London to Cambridge, and boasts that Samual Pepys once stayed there!
A family & dog friendly village pub providing a satisfying mix of real ales, fine wines & seasonal, locally sourced dishes from pub classics through to the very best in modern British cuisine.

The Green Man


01763 208855

The Green Man is a dog friendly traditional British pub, owned by the villagers of Thriplow and the surrounding community, and run on their behalf by Chris & Rebecca.
It is known for the variety and well kept real ales.
The menu at the Green Man is small, seasonal & daily changing. All dishes are cooked to order and the menu changes everyday to fit in what can be sourced from our suppliers. The pub celebrates the variety and quality of British produce and whole heartedly support British producers.

The Royal Oak


01223 870791

The Royal Oak at Barrington is a lovely old thatched pub on the village green, believed to be the oldest thatched pub in England. Dating back to the 16th Century The Royal Oak in Barrington is a typical English thatched, pub of Tudor design. It overlooks a village green that covers 30 acres, supposedly the longest in England with outside seating to enjoy the views. The Oak offers seasonal menus, with daily specials all based on locally sourced ingredients. We are also of course a free house and thus have an opportunity to tempt you with a variety of real ales.