Village Pub & Restaurant

Our village pub & restaurant is situated in picturesque Emberton, one mile from the pretty market town of Olney, famous for John Newton's Olney Hymns, Amazing Grace and the world's oldest pancake race.

In a grade II listed building, at over 200 years old it's a bit rough around the edges but we have a big heart and we work daily to improve it bit by bit. We believe we're quite unique in our area.

We concentrate not on the decor but ensuring we deliver a fun and interesting experience. A traditional public bar serving great unique drinks and a quirky restaurant with heart and passion. MK Food Awards Chef of the Year 2107, Jon and partner, Sophie, are not only only the owners but work tirelessly, hands on, in the business every day.


We are a small independent family run free house pub with an intimate restaurant. Our restaurant is small and our kitchen smaller, this helps with out attention to detail. Our award winning restaurant serves our acclaimed Modern European à la Carte menu from Tuesday Evenings through to Saturday Evenings and our fantastic value Set Lunch Menu at Lunch times from Wednesday to Saturday. We finish the week with a highly regarded and exceptionally popular à la carte Sunday Lunch menu. Michelin trained owner and front of house manager Sophie and her young team ensure an impeccable yet relaxed level of service whilst bringing an almost fine dining service style to the pub. Surroundings are simple and in keeping, small touches make it a great place for a celebratory meal, if you're looking to impress however, know we aim to do this with food and service...not decor!

Booking is advisable at all times as our restaurant has only a few tables and books up quickly often weeks and months in advance.

Our main bar is old fashioned and is used as a great meeting place for locals, clubs, committees and professionals. No gimmicks, blue LEDs or rewritten chalkboard. It's a smattering of old borrowed furniture and things we cant store. We dont try to be flash. We try to be friendly! A beer enthusiasts dream village pub, we've won many awards for our Real Cider, Real Ale, European & Craft Beers. We have a small snug area now equipped with tv showing live sport on both BT Sport and Sky Sports. If you want to watch your favourite team please ask. First requests secure what matches and sports are shown. If you're unsure.... please call us.

Joint Runner up: Pub of the Year 2011

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Winner: Pub of the Season Spring 2011

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Winner Cider Pub of the Year 2014

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Joint Winner Cider Pub of the Year 2015

CAMRA - Milton Keynes & North Bucks

Four Times Winners of 'Best Use of Local Produce'

Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Chef of the Year - Winner

Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards 2017

National Parliamentary Chef of the Year MKNorth.

Milton Keynes Pub of the Year MKFLA 2018

Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017