Monday, January 16, 2012
8pm ? Please check with venue
Henley on Thames, Oxon
Newlands Lane, Stoke Row Henley on Thames, Oxon RG9 5PU
phone: 01491 681048
The Crooked Billet in Stoke Row is now one of England's finest and most traditional country inns. It is hidden well off the beaten track, down a narrow winding lane, and nestles between beech and oak with a backing onto meadowland.
Built in 1642 ...
It was once the hideout of notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, who was romantically attached to the landlord's daughter, Bess.
It operated as a smallholding, selling locally produced ale from its tiny cellar. The original cellar is still a feature today.
Paul Clerehugh took over The Crooked Billet in 1989 and quickly gained a reputation for providing excellent food. Paul, a self-taught chef, has not changed any of the original features that give the pub its unique character and charm. Inglenook fireplaces, low timbered ceilings, flagstone floors and old, scrubbed, pine tables all remain and there is still no bar - beer is drawn directly from casks in the cellar.
Many food guides recognise The Crooked Billet; with entries featured in the Good Food Guide, the Which Good Food Guide, the Good Pub Guide, AA Best Pubs & Inns Guide, and Restaurants of the Millennium.
The Crooked Billet has also been included in the 'Best Out of London' in Time Out's Eating & Drinking Guide, two years running.
The Crooked Billet also enjoys a modicum of media fame, having been chosen as a location for big screen movies including Patriot Games and Landgirls, as well as numerous television programmes and commercials. It also hosted Titanic star Kate Winslet's wedding reception.
The way our musical evenings work is that you book a table in the restaurant and pay for whatever you eat and drink. There is no obligation to have a full 3 course meal, however guests are expected to eat. 100% of the music cover charge goes directly to the artist.
Full regular menu. £12 music cover charge.
Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.