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The Crooked Billet

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2 Westbrook End | Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK17 0DF, England
+44 1908 373936
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Today
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Under new management

Stumbled across this restaurant quite by chance as we were looking for another place that unbeknown to us had closed down. We got talking to the staff who informed us that it was under new management so we thought lets try. We were lucky as they only had one table left. My wife and I had a meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
mickey2boy
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across this restaurant quite by chance as we were looking for another place that unbeknown to us had closed down. We got talking to the staff who informed us that it was under new management so we thought lets try. We were lucky as they only had one table left. My wife and I had a meal which I... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary on Saturday evening. When we walked in we were impressed with the traditional feel of the place, which includes a lovely crackling fireplace. We had a nice relaxed drink in the bar area first and then were shown to our table, which was perfect as we didn't feel rushed. The... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have lived in the village for over 20 years. My husband most of his life. We never classed this place as our local, as we were never made welcome. After finding out it was under new management, we have visited several times for a drink. We were made welcome by Dave and Alan. For the first time, we booked... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So why not 5 stars you might ask, because it's the first time I've been for 2 or 3 years, it now has new management & I'd like to try again to be sure it's worth the 5. We were there using an Amazon Local voucher & although there wasn't a problem we were asked for the voiucher twice so... More 

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Dave P, Owner at The Crooked Billet, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, glad you had a great time and enjoyed the food and atmosphere, lots more to come from us, we look forward to seeing you next time! David & Alan More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had to write also after seeing some of the reviews. We ate here on a Fri night...the place was packed but that didn't stop one of the owners welcoming us, introducing himself and taking time to chat with me and my husband. The food was superb and well presented. There was a slight delay on my main 8 mins (... More 

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Dave P, Owner at The Crooked Billet, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your meal, we hope your husband enjoyed his birthday, especially as you were treating him!, hopefully see you again soon! David & Alan More 

Shotley Bridge, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just left and had to make a review: Last minute reservation but they managed to squeeze us in as they were fully booked. The food was delicious and well presented. The staff were very friendly and attentive especially Bethanie. Please DO NOT believe the negative reviews we would go back here tomorrow. Wishing the new management every success.

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Dave P, Owner at The Crooked Billet, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Bethanie said you were also great fun to serve, the other restaurants loss was definitely our gain, hopefully you will make the journey again. David & Alan More 

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited a little while ago with my boyfriend and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was great to see a menu with such a good variety of good. Alan served us and was very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend!

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Dave P, Owner at The Crooked Billet, responded to this review

Thank you Hannah for the review, Alan always loves to have his name mentioned! will see you again soon. Regards Alan & David More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Having visited the Crooked Billet few times previously under the old management and finding it pretty perfect everytime we thought we would try under the new management which commenced last September (2014). Previously the food was fine dining at a premium price but value as it was top quality, great service, lovely atmosphere .... now it is pemium price and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was the first time we have visited since new owners took over in Sept '14. There has been quite a change in the menu, dare I say down market a bit, but the prices are a tad lower too. However, the service was very friendly and good, the food was really tasty, very well presented and arrived without any... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We last visited the pub/restaurant a couple of years ago when it was under different management having been regular customers for a number of years and, after a pretty appalling experience vowed never to return, but as it had changed hands we thought we'd give it another try. Disappointingly the decor hasn't changed, the ladies toilet still has ridiculous swing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Westbrook End | Newton Longville, Milton Keynes MK17 0DF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes
  • Phone Number: +44 1908 373936

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 35
  • Cuisine: International, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?