The Vintage Affair

Buckinghamshire Summer Events

There’s loads of great summer events going on near your favourite Buckinghamshire Chef & Brewer. For those who enjoy For good-old-fashioned family fun this summer, come to the Michael Sobell Hospice’s annual Vintage Affair, on Sunday 10th July.

The Vintage Affair

Sunday 10th July

For good-old-fashioned family fun this summer, come to the Michael Sobell Hospice’s annual Vintage Affair, on Sunday 10th July.

At this sixth edition of the much-loved fundraiser, you can browse stalls selling vintage china, jewellery and clothing, try your chances to win great prizes at a tombola, and check out the Cake Fit for a Queen competition, which celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday. It’s judged by the hospice’s resident chef, Denise Phillips. The Red Cross will be on site to knead away your troubles in a massage chair, you can pause and sip at a Set Tea, and there will be classic cars, live jazz, and the chance to meet Jimmy the JAMtots bear too.

Entry is just £2 per adult, while kids are free. All proceeds raised will support the vital work of the specialist palliative care staff at Michael Sobell Hospice.

Why not reserve a table at The Ethorpe Hotel in Gerrards Cross?

Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm, the Vintage Affair is being held in the grounds of Michael Sobell Hospice in Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood. After a full day of fun, why not stop off at Ethorpe Hotel to round off the day with our traditional pub fare. We’re just 20 minutes away, on the edge of the Chilterns.

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1940s Weekend

1940s Weekend

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September

Be a time traveller this September at Milton Keynes Museum’s 1940s Weekend.

The event, taking place from Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th September, has it all. Miss Lola Lamour sets a nostalgic tone, crooning popular WWII songs. More in the mood for a lively sing-along? Major James Cooper needs YOU (as back-up for his musical presentations). Elsewhere, listen to gripping stories about the Battle of Britain, meet the Bobbies at a pop-up police station, sit in the cockpit of a replica Spitfire and learn the thrifty art of cooking on rations from the Ministry of Food. And don’t miss the exhibitions on wartime wedding dresses and military artefacts too.

Entry is the cost of a regular museum ticket: £9 for adults, £6 for children and £26 for a family ticket (covers two adults and up to four children); all valid for 12 months. So come and join in the fun at Milton Keynes Museum. You might even meet Winston Churchill, as he performs his stirring speeches.

Why not reserve a table at Ye Olde Swan in Woughton on the Green?

After all that fun, end your day just a 10-minute drive away at Ye Olde Swan; the place for Great British pub food and family time in our beer garden.

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Coombe Hill Run

Coombe Hill Run

Sunday 4th September

Lace up your trainers and get on your marks for the Coombe Hill Run, a tough but rewarding six kilometre race.

Every June, Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club brings you this annual hill race for runners aged 13 and up, plus a family-friendly Fun Run for under 13s (under 10s can run with Mum or Dad). The main race starts by the Shoulder of Mutton pub in Wendover. Runners make their way to the top of Coombe Hill, enduring a gruelling 190-metre climb up to the monument, before a gentle downhill finish. Medals go to the first, second and third-placed men and women.

The price of entry is £11 (affiliated) or £13 (unaffiliated) if you register in advance, or it’s an extra £2 to sign up on the day. The Fun Run, meanwhile, is just £3. Coombe Hill donates 50 pence per runner to support the National Trust—this year’s water station sponsor.

Why not reserve a table at The Shoulder of Mutton in Wendover?

After the main race, claim your half pint for participating (over 18s) back at the starting point, The Shoulder of Mutton – a gorgeous red-brick, ivy-clad English inn in the historic market town of Wendover. And you can refuel on Yorkshire puddings and goose-fat roast potatoes here too.

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