The Great Shefford
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  • The Riverside Terrace

Situated in the village of Great Shefford, The Great Shefford is a privately owned public house with a riverside terrace, a wood burning fire, a seasonally-inspired menu, an elegant restaurant (with a private-dining annexe), a great wine list, and an excellent range of spirits (gins in particular).

The pub is managed by the team behind King Charles Tavern in Newbury and The Broad Face Abingdon. Led by Joshua Khan and Georgiana Caras (General Manager), their aim is to offer a friendly and relaxed environment where everybody is welcome.

As this is the Valley of the Racehorse, they have set aside a special area of welcome for those who want to keep their eyes on events on the turf in the dedicated Racing Lounge, with wide-screen TV and up-to-date editions of the sporting press.

They are open seven days a week, from morning through to late evening, serving lunch and dinner as well simpler food offerings such as bar snacks and sandwiches.

The elegant restaurant overlooks the river Lambourn and can accommodate up to 40 diners. They also have a private dining room available with seating for up to 10 people. 

Their menu can best be described as ‘rustic modern British pub food’. Everything is made on the premises. All their meats are supplied by Vicars Game Butchers, and all other produce is carefully and seasonally sourced – , locally wherever possible – from respected producers.

If you have any special requests or dietary requirements or if you need to ask about any allergens in a particular dish don’t hesitate to let them know.

Whether you’re looking for a quick drink, an intimate dinner, a Sunday roast with all the trimmings or a special celebration, they aim to provide with a superb and memorable experience.

Food is also available on the – when the English weather permits –  riverside terrace. There is awnings and overhead heaters. It is also great spot to watch the kingfisher

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