The Greyhound Beaconsfield

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It might look quaint and cosy from the street, but The Greyhound is surprisingly spacious once you’re inside, with a ground-floor dining room and a bar area upstairs. The restaurant has a traditional British appeal, with squishy leather seats set at polished, dark wooden tables. Drinks are served in traditional cut glass, with polished gold paper straws poking out, while feather napkin rings add a luxe feel to the traditional setting.

Bar snacks come with a gourmet upgrade from the usual pub grub, including egg and bacon crumpets and bites of salmon tartare with ponzu and seaweed. Diners can choose from a set lunch menu starting from a reasonable £20 for two courses or peruse the à la carte, which features a line-up of seasonal modern British classics.

We skipped the starters, though the plates of pork belly with caramelised onions, hispi cabbage and pickle being carried past our table suggested that this is the dish to order. Our main of braised pork with broccoli and pea purée was neatly presented, with a jug of pork jus to pour over. The broccoli was steamed to maintain its flavour and vibrant colour, while the melt-in-the-mouth meat had an added bite thanks to a generous topping of roasted hazelnuts.

A vegetarian option of butternut squash gnocchi offered a crunchy exterior that was beautifully contrasted with a soft and buttery centre and was served with goats’ cheese curds and fresh herbs from the garden – a lovely nod to the use of homegrown and sustainable produce.

The pudding menu is carefully thought through and there’s an ever-changing cheeseboard served with seasonal condiments. We chose the apple crumble served with yoghurt, and the chocolate cremeux – a mint ice-cream with coconut purée and a sprinkling of fresh mint. Instead of large, decadent portions, the desserts offer just enough of a treat to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Be sure to leave some time to head upstairs to the bar area. Not simply an afterthought to the restaurant, it’s a hidden gem for drinkers in Beaconsfield, with buttery soft leather sofas, a chunky wooden bar and a carefully selected wine list, along with a host of locally brewed ales.

Great food, friendly staff and a relaxing environment just might make The Greyhound one of our new regular haunts.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cosy, Romantic, Traditional
Other Awards
SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

About The Greyhound Beaconsfield

Located within a 17th-century Grade II-listed coach house in Beaconsfield Old Town, The Greyhound is a pub and restaurant that promises a modern British menu coupled with warm and friendly service. Recently renovated by husband and wife team Daniel and Margriet – who have been honing their hospitality skills within Michelin-starred restaurants like Petrus, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, The Oxford Blue and Trinity – The Greyhound promises to be one of the new must-visit dining destinations in Buckinghamshire. 

You'll find a plush and spacious dining room on the ground floor as you enter the pub, whilst upstairs is home to a bar area. The owners have gone to great lengths to preserve the character of the original building whilst also making the interior feel contemporary. Many of the details - from cutlery and glassware to wallpaper - come from local independent producers and help to give The Greyhound a homely, cosy atmosphere. 

There are a range of menu choices at The Greyhound, including tasting menu, set menu, vegan tasting menu and a classic a la carte. The food broadly falls under the modern British umbrella, but there's definitely an emphasis on elevating classic gastropub fare with dishes like brown crab crumpet with radish, veal sweetbreads with Jerusalem artichoke and capers, Cotswold chicken breast with stuffed wing, salsify and tarragon, and pan-roast gurnard with crab, carrot and coriander. 

Head pastry chef Chris Hurter has worked at a series of highly regarded restaurants, including The Bybrook, Auberge du Lac, and The Grantley Arms. This really reflects in the standard of the desserts, which include a pistachio cake with pistachio cremeux, white chocolate, rhubarb and hibiscus, and a tonka bean creme with banana ice cream, sesame and muscovado. 


Does The Greyhound have car parking?

Yes there is car parking in front of The Greyhound.

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Does The Greyhound serve Sunday lunch?

No, The Greyhound isn't open on Sundays and therefore doesn't serve Sunday lunch!

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Location for The Greyhound Beaconsfield

33 Windsor End, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2JN

01494 671315


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-13:30
Wed 12:00-13:30
Thu 12:00-13:30
Fri 12:00-13:30
Sat 12:00-13:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 18:30-20:30
Wed 18:30-20:30
Thu 18:30-20:30
Fri 18:30-20:30
Sat 18:30-20:30
Sun Closed
Bar Afternoon
Mon Closed
Tue 18:30-22:30
Wed 18:30-22:30
Thu 18:30-22:30
Fri 18:30-22:30
Sat 18:30-22:30
Sun Closed

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4 Reviews 

Sonia R

09 June 2021   - Verified Diner

It may have taken over 3 hours to get here from kent because of the heavy traffic on the M25 but oh my goodness, it was a stunning experience and we can't wait to go back! From start to finish, the welcome, the service, the food, the wine, the atmosphere.....FABULOUS! 

Lloyd S

22 August 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
A Fantastic Evening

We were so pleased to have finally been able to visit the Greyhound Beaconsfield last night. This was due to the fact that this is where we were heading the day COVID-19 struck. I am also delighted to tell you that it was definitely worth the wait as this turned out to be a truly fantastic evening. We arrived at the pub which is set on Windsor End road and were given a friendly welcome by Margriet and the team. We decided to have a drink first which was in fact a complimentary glass of english sparkling wine brought to us by Daniel who with great delight personally welcomed us to the pub and also decided to stay and have a nice chat. While enjoying our drinks and a snack we had a look at the menu where they offer an A la Carte or our choice the Tasting Menu with wine pairings. There were also a selection of snacks which you can enjoy at the beginning or as we did to have them separately throughout the menu.


It was now time to head into the restaurant but not before sanitising your hands. The dining area is absolutely beautiful and very ornate. Each table was separated by very fashionable screens. I was also pleased to see that other than the staff that bring out the food no one was wearing a face mask or shield. This personally just makes you feel much more comfortable.


So now let's move on to the main reason we were here the food & drink which started with a delightful Amuse Bouche consisting of Courgette & Pea brought to us by our Tom our waiter for the evening who it was an absolute pleasure to have met. This was followed by Focaccia Bread and amazing Olive Butter.

Just before our first course came one of the snacks the Potato with Avruga Caviar that was just heaven. This led us on to the start of the tasting menu with the King Oyster Mushroom with yellow beetroot & marjoram which you felt would be quite earthy yet was delightfully refreshing on the palate. Before the next course came the second snack a Crumpet with parmesan & onion that was to die for. So yes now to our second dish a fabulous Devin Crab with katsu & coconut that surprised us as it was served cold but was absolutely delicious.


We then moved on to our third snack a Carrot with coriander & hazelnut before enjoying our next course of Lamb Tartare with red pepper & hispi cabbage that was a very nice change from the usual beef tartare. This led to our final snack of Beef Cheek with black garlic that you could have eaten the whole evening. This moved us nicely on to the main course a fantastic Highland Short Rib with XO & carrot that really made the dish lighter than you would normally expect but definitely an excellent combination of flavours. I have to say that each dish was perfect matched by an excellent selection of wines chosen by Margriet.


Now it was on to the cheese course and this was a fabulous change from the usual with an Isle of Wight Blue Cheese served on a plate with nuts & berries that was delicious. This followed by a sweet pre dessert consisting of Balsamic & Fennel an interesting yet amazing combination. Now it was time to finish with dessert a White Chocolate with raspberry & cardamom that was delightfully nice & light.


Before finishing with a coffee & petit fours we were in for a nice surprise as owner Daniel took us for a guided tour of the pub , restaurant & garden including telling us some history of the building. When we returned to the table where it was also nice for head chef Adam to come over for a quick chat himself.


This really was a fantastic dining experience and one that I would highly recommend. If your in the area this definitely is a must visit and I for one cannot wait to return.

I would like to say a big Thank You to Daniel & Margriet for a fabulous evening. To Tom for looking after us. To head chef Adam for the amazing food which was matched perfectly by Margriet's fantastic wine pairings. Wishing you all the best and look forward to seeing you all again very soon.


#EatOutToHelpOut #SupportHospitality


20 August 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Beaconsfield needs The Greyhound (under new management)!

My husband and I had Sunday lunch at The Greyhound in August, just weeks after it reopened after lockdown.  We had booked a table outside in the garden, feeling a bit cautious and being our first meal out, after lockdown was eased.  As the weather was unpredictable, we were given a table in the upstairs dining/function room.  It's a very spacious area and there were only 4-5 tables, really well spaced out and we felt very comfortable with this.

Now to the food and service, both of which were excellent, and neither of which could be faulted.  This was by far the best meal we have eaten in Beaconsfield in a long time, and we can't think of any local restaurants that can compete with the high standard of cooking and presentation at this venue.  Other details take it up a notch and elevate the experience, such as the small treats/tasters between courses (home grown cucumber and peas with dill and yuzu sauce - a kind of cold soup) and after the meal (home-made truffles and fruit jellies). Compliments to their chefs.

While it's a bit more than we would usually pay to dine out, it was worth it and, all things considered, is good value.  Would love to try the tasting menu, but will save that for a special occasion.  The set lunch menu (Wed-Sat) appears to be very good value.

The service was very attentive without being in your face.  The owners, Daniel and Marguerite, were also attentive and made the service feel more personal.  They also gave us a tour afer lunch of their vegetable and fruit garden.

They deserve to succeed and we wish them every success (even if for partly selfish reasons of having such a great restaurant on our doorstep).

S and M T, Beaconsfield


29 January 2020  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Wow what an experience

Me and my partner went here for New Years. Food was amazing. Service was excellent. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing even though it was fully booked the place didn't feel to busy if you know what I mean. Just enough to feel comfortable. 

We had a very lovely welcomed by Dan and his beautiful wife Margreit they took our jackets and seated us. I found the place full of character from the old chesterfields chairs to the amazing personal hand towles in the toilet. I was really taken back by the place. Looking forward to our next visit in the summer. It's a must if your coming to beaconsfield for a day. 

thank you very much 

G&P x 


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