Food & Drink Reviews

The Greyhound Pub & Restaurant

Located in Old Beaconsfield, this 17thC Grade II listed coaching inn opened in late 2019.

Owners Daniel and Margriet Crump are the perfect hosts, living the dream of owning their own restaurant. It’s very atmospheric, with homely décor but sumptuous fixtures and fittings. The restaurant is small (47 covers) so prepare yourselves for a culinary experience with impeccable service.

Using only the finest and freshest ingredients from suppliers long known to them, the team of chefs at The Greyhound create flavours and aromas that are exquisite to say the least. How is it possible to get so much flavour from these ingredients we wondered? It’s a true skill and one that we very much enjoyed.

Their take on classic English cuisine is most certainly fine dining, an experience not to be rushed, but don’t think that makes it pretentious. This isn’t the case at all. Daniel and Margriet are very likeable, approachable, ordinary people who have been expertly trained under the auspices of Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin starred Petrus in Knightsbridge and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, before joining forces to run the front-of-house at The Oxford Blue in Old Windsor.

The tasting menu treated us to plate after plate of deliciousness and ingenuity. You can tell that each ingredient has been cooked with love and care, with the chefs showcasing their passion for creating something simply stunning without foregoing any of the flavour. Order the English cheeseboard and you’ll understand what we mean. Compliments to the chef just doesn’t seem enough of a thank you.

The menu is seasonal and, as is always the case with the freshest ingredients, can change on a daily basis; this means we can return time and time again to taste new creations.
The restaurant and bar are topsy-turvy with the bar upstairs by the roaring open fire and the restaurant downstairs. The décor throughout is exotic yet classic, with beautiful wallpaper and an eclectic mix of seating. After having dined, many guests retire to the bar to enjoy the rest of the evening. With an inviting wine cellar (can you have an upstairs cellar?) and a wide range of English beverages what’s not to like?
Daniel and Margriet should be applauded for choosing Beaconsfield as the home of their first restaurant. hiya bucks have welcomed them with open arms and we implore you to do the same. Beaconsfield, and indeed Buckinghamshire, are extremely privileged to have a restaurant of such calibre located here.

The Greyhound Pub and Restaurant is one to watch, it definitely gets the thumbs up from us.

Booking essential

The Greyhound
33 Windsor End

01494 671315

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hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.