The Pheasant @ Shefford Woodlands has been named among the top four best in the UK
” Massive thanks to @estrelladamm for featuring us in @top50gastropubs awards! A huge honour to be included alongside some incredible pubs, not least our friends at @duncombe_arms !”
The pheasant is a new entry for 2021 Top 50 Gastropubs. In the spirit of the gift that keeps on giving, Estrella Damm has this year decided to name 100 pubs instead of the usual 50.
Well known to locals, The Pheasant has now been recognised and deservedly rewarded, just before reopening on the 17th May 2021.
Bordering the village of Shefford Woodlands and overlooking Berkshire’s famed Valley of the Racehorse, our inn has a hospitality pedigree that stretches back 450 years, to when it first sheltered drovers herding livestock from Wales to London.
Today, the newly refurbished pub and its eleven en-suite guest rooms offer an adventurous drinks menu, flavoursome modern British cooking and luxurious accommodation with outstanding value and a warm, relaxed welcome.
In January 2016, Jack Greenall became The Pheasant’s new landlord, and set about launching a new chapter for this well-loved local landmark. Jack’s family has a passion for brewing and managing pubs and hotels that dates back to the 1750s and, having trained with the fastest-growing country pub group in the south of England, Jack was thrilled to launch his own innkeeping career with a top-to-bottom restoration that both honours The Pheasant’s heritage and ushers in a new generation of epicurean pleasures.
A sensitive refurbishment has brought the bar and restaurant a new, relaxed elegance with rich colours, comfortable furnishings and atmospheric lighting. And whether you pull up a vintage leather bar stool, hunker down in our cosy snug with its quirky print gallery and bespoke selection of local and general interest books or join friends at a table in the main dining space, it’s a great place to sample our broad and imaginative drinks range and regularly changing menu, which showcases the freshest and best local produce and unfussy, flavoursome cooking.
Our approach to food is all about bringing together the best ingredients, simply and deliciously. Rooted in classic modern British cooking, our regularly changing menu showcases the freshest meat and fish and finest artisan products from around the country, while our diverse daily specials let us put local and seasonal ingredients centre stage. Our prices are appetising too – most of our main course are well under £20.