A picture postcard pub, The Two Brewers, an 18th Century Inn in leafy Chipperfield, is set in the heart of a charming Olde Worlde English village, serving fine Sunday roasts, delicious pub meals, fine wines and real ales every day of the week.
A fine example of an 18th Century Inn,The Two Brewers in the tranquil and picturesque village of Chipperfield is a traditional pub filled with old world charm. Once the home of some of England’s most famous bare-knuckle prizefighters, who trained at the inn’s Club Room and on Chipperfield Common, today this historic country pub restaurant serves delicious pub meals from an extensive menu.
Popular for Sunday lunches, especially in the cricketing season, there’s a fine choice of Sunday roasts or a vegetarian option that can be savoured with any number of good wines or real cask ales. Opposite the pub is a quintessential village green where guests are free to take in a local cricket match or just simply soak up the sun.
Indoors on cold days there’s a roaring open fire surrounded by luxurious leather sofas. The recently refurbished restaurant area is especially warm and inviting, whatever time of day you visit. For hearty pub meals just 4 miles from Watford and close to the outstanding beauty of the Chiltern Hills, The Two Brewers offers delicious pub food and the warmest of welcomes.Read more...
The Two Brewers opened as an alehouse in 1799 in a building nestled between two cottages. The Inn’s popularity grew with the locals due to its roaring open fireplace and stone-floored taproom. After a long day’s work in the fields this was a very welcome sight indeed. To accommodate the increased trade, the Inn expanded into the cottages on either side and is still this way today.
In the 19th century, the pub acquired fame as the training quarters for many prize boxers of the day. Successful boxers, Jem Mace and Thomas Sayers sparred in the Club Room at The Two Brewers and exercised by running laps around the village green. Mace was an English boxing champion, famous for a particular ‘dancing style’ that allowed him to outwit heavier boxers. Sayers was a bare-knuckle prizefighter and was considered a national hero, so much so crowds turned out to watch his funeral cortege as it travelled to London’s Highgate Cemetery after his death. Another boxer who trained at The Two Brewers, Bob Fitzsimmons, made boxing history as the sport’s first three-division world champion.
Between 1959 and 1961 it was often possible to spot Peter Sellers in The Two Brewers. He lived across the green in Chipperfield Manorand used to bring movie stars and directors, like Stanley Kubrick and the Boulting Brothers, prolific film directors in the 40s and 50s, over to the pub for a drink. He famously bought the property in Chipperfield spontaneously after spotting an advertisement in The Sunday Times.
Today The Two Brewers retains all the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the English country pub in a tranquil rural village. With delightful walks on Chipperfield Common and located close to the Chiltern Hills, guests looking to combine a day out in the Hertfordshire countryside with a relaxing Sunday lunch, or to meet friends over a delicious unhurried pub meal, will find The Two Brewers an ideal rural retreat.