This gastropub was built way back in the 17th century in the village of Shurlock Row. Things probably haven't changed very much since then; these days, the focus is on British steaks, gin and ales. But while it's ye olde worlde all the way from the outside, the look inside is bang up-to-date – more metropolitan cocktail bar than country pub. The space features a dining room which boasts an open kitchen, along with a saloon bar that comes with a double-sided fireplace.
To eat, there's a line-up of seasonally changing dishes made where possible with local produce. Expect the likes of home-cured smoked pork belly with a caramelised apple purée, a white onion risotto with truffle crème fraiche, or steaks from the pub’s very own butchery.
After-dinner treats include a cocoa croissant pudding with clotted cream ice cream or an apricot and lemon tart, while wines come from across the globe. Kids' menus, roasts on Sundays and a seasonal outdoor kitchen make The Shurlock Inn a true all-rounder.