Listed in GQ again! 10 Best Pubs in the UK
“With meat fit for royalty, local ales and ambience to spare, this elegant hostelry is a true triple threat…
The almost comically good roast potatoes should be reason enough for you to take a leisurely Sunday drive to The Three Oaks in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, just 25 minutes west of London. But if you need more persuading, then know this: its Sunday lunches, featuring meat from the Queen’s butcher Aubrey Allen, are a modest £16.50 – winning a Michelin Bib Gourmand (the value-for-money award) and a loyal fanbase. After all, while many restaurants boast of “seasonal ingredients” and “local produce”, head chef Mikey Seferynski genuinely knows his artichokes from his elderflowers.
The venue is beautiful – elegant, modern and expensively finished. Indeed, it describes itself as a “country eating house”, Buckinghamshire code for “fancy pub”. Behind the bar until mid-September, look out for Blonde, a refreshingly light summer ale produced by Rebellion Beer Co, based around the corner in Marlow. The wine list, too, is supplied by independent wine merchant Corney & Barrow and features unsung old-school gems such as Delamotte champagne. So, if you manage to catch the last rays of summer, then take a chilled glass of Blonde (and those roast potatoes) outside to enjoy them in the flawlessly manicured sun-trap gardens” (GQ) Jennifer Bradly