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Greyhound

Popular for food and Real Ale. Also has B&B rooms.

Location

Chesham Road
HP23 6EH Wigginton , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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Finbarrs, Durham

A pleasant restaurant serving good and interesting food. Our evening meal chosen off the Table d'Hote menu with a bottle of wine came to £30/head.
The staff were all charming.
There was no piped music and we were able to talk and hear easily.
The restaurant is at the back of the Kingslodge hotel situated in a quiet backstreet of Durham away from the city centre. It's well worth the walk.

Location

Waddington Street, , Flass Vale
DH1 4BG Durham
GB
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La Poule au Pot - a venerable French Restaurant

One of London's most venerable restaurants, La Poule au Pot has hardly changed in 50 years. The atmosphere is still very Gallic - more so even than the cuisine - and very romantic. Minimalism has yet to manifest its bleak presence inside. Outside, Chelsea has seen the bohemians depart and the billionaires arrive, a depressing change reflected inevitably a bit in the prices. At lunch time, however, the fixed price menu is still good value. The pleasant house wine comes in huge unmarked bottles and the waiter makes a very rough guess as to how much you have drunk.

Location

231 Ebury Street
SW1W 8UT London
GB
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Oyster Rooms

A Wetherspoon pub with everything you would expect. Latest check 7 March 2017.

Location

Fulham Broadway Centre First Floor
SW6 1AA Fulham
GB
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Cross Keys

Popular for meals

Location

High Street
HP16 OAU Great Missenden , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Black Horse

Chiltern country pub. Hot-air balloon departure point in season.

Location

Aylesbury Road
HP16 9AX Great Missenden , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Nags Head

Chiltern hotel with a good choice of local cask ales in the bar.

Location

London Road
HP16 0DG Great Missenden , BKM
Buckinghamshire GB
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Kings Tun

A Wetherspoon pub with all the usual stuff. Latest check 16 February 2017.

Location

153-157 Clarence Street
KT1 1QT Kingston upon Thames , SRY
Surrey GB
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William Morris

A Lloyds No 1 bar in the Wetherspoon group so piped music comes on in the evening. Latest check 15 February 2017.

Location

2-4 King Street
W6 0QA Hammersmith
GB
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World's Inn

A Lloyds No. 1 Bar in the Wetherspoon group so the music comes on in the evening. Latest check 23 February 2017.

Location

113 - 117 South Street
RM1 1NX Romford , ESS
Essex GB
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