mintea_'s Qype reviews
16 High Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0DH
mintea_ wrote on 30 January 2011
We spent a weekend afternoon late lunch here after a long hike in the countryside. It was a very cold day and the Inn was welcoming. The decor was a combination of modern touches (minimalist furniture) mixed with the very old: wooden beams and floors, low ceilings, pewter bread plates.
The food was very good, my only complaint is that portions were extremely small. After walking for nearly 3.5 hours, my friends and I were extremely hungry, and the portions just did not satisfy. Perhaps the portions are larger at dinner. Also, the staff seemed a bit uninterested and service was a bit slow.
The menu wasn’t large, but had enough choices. My pork loin was perfect, tender and moist. My friend had Venison three ways which was lovely as well. The appetizers of beetroot and blue cheese salad, while excellent, as I said, were on the small side. Everyone enjoyed their desserts of rhubarb crumble, sticky toffee pudding and lemon posset. The boys also enjoyed some rather nice real ale (can’t recall the name, but then again the waiter didn’t know it either) and I had some good Australian Shiraz.
The place being very old, the dining room was rather drafty. They lit the fireplaces just as we were leaving. Although the food was good, I think it was a bit overpriced for the portion sizes. I would recommend going here for a few drinks in a beautiful setting. And possibly for a bite to eat, but don’t expect a pub lunch, it’s not very hearty.