The Royal Standard - Forty Green
Posted 02 April 2006 - 01:05 PM
Good food, good beer, heaps of history and pretty local..
Posted 19 May 2006 - 01:59 PM
Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:00 AM
Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:07 PM
The pub has huge novelty factor (hence the tourists) and is cosy and atmospheric. The food is also very good and reasonably priced. I like how they provide lots of info (including ghost stories, yay) on the back of the menu. The drive down the contry lane to get there only adds to the sense that you are going back in time
I was there on Saturday lunchtime and it seems they have a beer tasting evening coming up tomorrow evening.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:01 PM
Without wishing to cast aspersions on you or your daughter, who I am sure is well behaved when required (as I would hope you are too!), but for some people that will be a positive advantage.
Not really set up for daddy to take his 3 year old, but that's a minor complaint.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:15 PM
It's a nice pub, but next time I go there, I won't go with my daughter.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:49 PM
Went to their site and they still do (Owd Roger Country Ale - Rich, dark, creamy and strong. Previously brewed by local medieval monks and unique to us until Marstons bought the recipe in 1960's.)
Don't remember anything by that name, but I didn't pay much attention to the range of beers as I sipped my lager shandy.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:51 PM
They have just won Best Pub of The Year and Freehouse of the Year 2009 in the Publican award ceremony in Grosvenor House, London.
See BFP article.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:46 AM
All of us had food and everyone loved it. We sampled the Chiltern ale and the cracking Owd Roger (family tradition). We were showing a kiwi cousin the ropes. I think he loved it.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:32 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:13 AM
Just had main courses and drinks, no starters or deserts but the food was very tasty. We ordered from the specials board - Pigeon and Onion pie ( £13 ) and Braised Guinea Fowl with bacon ( £15 ) both of which were very good. The two real ales we had were good too (Marlow Rebellion IPA and Vale Chiltern Beer if I remember correctly).
Initially we had tried the Ivy House, but they no longer serve their full menu all day on Saturday, just a limited 3 choice menu between 15:00 and 18:00 (unfortunately it was 15:30 and we didn't fancy any of the 3 dishes on offer).
Apparently the same people now own the Red Lion at Penn too (in addition to the Harte and Magpie).
Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:57 PM
I only hope it doesn't take too long to get through Heathrow's immigration system!...
Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:31 AM