Shoulder Of Mutton

20 Pound Street, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6EJ

Summer is turning to Autumn and our thoughts are turning to cosy nights by the fire with friends and maybe a glass of wine or two. Our delicious new menu celebrates the best of season and some new classics for a hearty supper. There is always a warm welcome waiting for you at Shoulder Of Mutton.

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Set in the heart of the glorious Chiltern Hills, The Shoulder of Mutton is a handsome red brick, ivy-clad country pub in the historic market town of Wendover. Surrounded by pretty thatched cottages on the brow of the hill close to Wendover Station, this Grade II listed 18th century Chilterns inn is a perfect venue to combine a relaxing pub lunch and a day out in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside.

Wendover is a small market town dating back to the 10th century. The prehistoric Icknield Way, an ancient trackway from Norfolk to Wiltshire, runs past The Shoulder of Mutton along Pound Street. Today, the 110-mile Icknield Way Path is popular with walkers and ramblers, and connects with the Ridgeway, another ancient route, at Ivinghoe Beacon, just north of Wendover.

The town itself offers attractive walks, with its many timber-framed Tudor houses surrounding the picturesque red-brick Clock Tower. The 13th century St Mary’s Church sits just outside the town, close to the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal - the canalside towpath is popular with walkers and a haven for wildlife.

The Shoulder of Mutton plays an important part in the legendary Coombe Hill Run as the official starting point for this annual event, which takes place on the first Sunday in June. For less energetic visitors to Wendover, candle-lit tables, original wooden beams and roaring fires offer a warm welcome in the winter months while the attractive beer garden is popular on summer days. This delightful country pub serves delicious pub food and seasonal specials every day of the week, and tasty roast lunches on Sundays. Behind the bar you’ll find cask ales, good wine and a wide range of quality drinks and snacks.

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  • About the Shoulder Of Mutton

    A stunning red brick, ivy-clad traditional 18th century pub set in the historic market town of Wendover, The Shoulder of Mutton has plenty of old world charm and character. Serving delicious pub food every day of the week from an extensive menu there’s also a specials board to choose from and a hearty roast lunch served on Sundays.

    The Shoulder of Mutton is popular for special occasions too. From candle lit meals on Valentine’s Day, to sumptuous 3-course meals on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, not to mention our special Christmas and Burns Night menus, this handsome country pub is a great choice to celebrate with family and friends.

    Family Friendly

    The whole family is welcome at The Shoulder of Mutton. We have children’s menus, high chairs and baby changing facilities, should you need them. If there is anything we can help you with while you’re here, just ask a member of staff.

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed to join you inside the pub but they are more than welcome to sit with you in our beer garden. Please keep dogs on a lead.

    Coaches Welcome

    We welcome large parties at the Shoulder of Mutton. Whether you’re exploring the Chiltern Hills, the Icknield Way or simply meeting up with a group of friends, let us know you’re coming in advance so we’re ready to welcome you. Call us today.

    Meeting/Function Rooms

    It’s possible to book areas inside The Shoulder of Mutton for meetings or private parties. Please get in touch for full details and availability.

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    • Car Parking
    • Disabled Facilities
    • Family Friendly
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