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“A Great English Inn”
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The Pheasant
Ranked #1 of 2 Brill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sleaford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Great English Inn”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed for one night in the 'room with the view'. The pub has two rooms, one with a view and one with 'the bathroom'. Our room was lovely, but I hope the manager will read this and fix the annoying curtain rails that were hanging off as they had a strange pull cord system that people obviously didn't get, and just tried to pull the curtains shut resulting in breakage of the rails. The bathroom blind was also hard to operate, and children's scrawl marks on the painted walls and carpets need to be addressed.
However, the pub and its food more than made up for it. We were on our way home from a week on the Isle of Wight, and my meal was by far the best food I had eaten all week. There were good real ales, and a good real cider which was actually excellent compared to the usual cloudy vinegar pubs like to pass off as 'proper' cider. We had our table for the night, and as the pub didn't really have a drinks only lounge seating area, we appreciated this. I noticed the manager giving the waiting staff a rollocking because a table wasn't cleared before their desserts were sent out - this is good, as efficient waiting service is hard to find these days and I felt he knew his stuff and was aware that he needed to watch things carefully to make it right. He spoke with us, which was also appreciated, about local and annual events, and seemed genuinely keen to make guests feel welcome.
Breakfast was excellent, again the manager did an excellent job making sure we had all we wanted. Congrats to the chef and his kitchen team as the menu for dinner and our breakfast was excellent.
It does say it has parking, which it does, but this is actually in the windmill parking area just over a lane from the pub. There is a nice outdoor seating area with comfy rattan furniture on the decking level, along with benches on the lower grassed area.
I booked this after finding it in The Good Pub Guide, and was not disappointed, I would recommend it to everyone and would love to stay here again. Thank you The Pheasant.

Room Tip: The room with the view looks out over the windmill, and various counties.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I celebrated my birthday with my wife and four friends at the Pheasant recently . Great evening which started with well kept ale ( the locally produced XT went down particularly well), good and varied menu ( both vegetarian and a regular menu plus an excellent special ( crab and prawn linguini)). House Merlot was good as was the Prosecco. Good and friendly service.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Haworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I have been staying at the Pheasant for several nights per week for a couple of months now. It is superb. High quality rooms, fantastic food and staff that are genuinely friendly and extremely efficient. One of the joys has been sitting with a great pint on the verandah, watching the sun go down over the windmill while chatting to the locals. Highly recommended!

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Me and my partner had a ride out to Brill for a bit of fresh air and called in to this pub for a light lunch
The place was packed but the staff saw to us swiftly and found us a table, we just had two sandwiches but they came with nice rustic chips and where very nice.
My only comment was that there was a spotlight above us that kept turning on and off which got annoying, but the food was nice and we will be back to try the Sunday lunch as that looked really nice.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Despite the restaurant being full and my phone call being half an hour before we wanted to dine, the maitre d' set us a table in the bar area which was fine. Two menus were in operation, the Valentine day's one and the dinner menu, plus various specials and we were allowed to mix and match as we saw fit. My starter of gravadlax with gin, juniper and grapefruit was delightful. My partner had the roast celeriac and parsnip soup and was equally enthused. The highlight was succulent haunch of venison with red wine reduction and delicious toast root vegetables. No request was otiose , additional reduction was fetched at a moment's notice and the wine we selected with our main course, an Argentine
Malbec was complex and good value. In fact the whole meal punched above its weight, I have paid more for lesser quality food in less congenial surroundings. The Phesant is a restaurant which delivers more than a gastro pub.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Spent the night here and enjoyed the experience just as much as before. Fairly quiet(Tuesday)but for the excitement of the chimney sweep! Beer was on form and the food was superb- Ox Cheek Bourguignon with mashed potato just melted in the mouth . The room was excellent and the bill reasonable. By the way, those who complain about the locals forget that they are the ones who keep the money coming in during the winter months come snow, hail ,rain; unfortunately there was a bit of a shortage so I had to resort to reading the paper. The young lady serving (Olivia) deserves commendation for her immaculate customer skills; quite a rarity these days.
Keep up the good standards!!

Room Tip: Room 2 overlooks the Windmill and the Vale of Oxford
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Essex
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Travelling home we decided to stop for lunch on the way. From outside The Pheasant Inn looks like just an ordinary pub, but what a delight when we stepped inside. The decor is much like a bistro with a large bar to accomodate those who just want a drink. We found the menu suitable for light bites or full lunch at reasonable prices. Our pleasant waitress served the food promptly even though it was busy for a Monday, which we appreciated. The food was delicious and the steak was very tender. I would have preferred more vegetables, but that is just a personal choice. The desserts were huge and very tasty. The choice of good wines were also sensibly prices for such a lovely venue. We would like to return when the weather would allow us to sit outside to really take in the fantastic vista. Having been told that they offer bed and breakfast we viewed the well furnished spotless accomodation, so we have no excuss!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Pheasant
Address: 39 Windmill Street, Brill HP18 9TG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Aylesbury Vale > Brill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Brill
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pheasant 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely country pub, restaurant and B&B in the idyllic village of Brill, just 15 miles from Oxford, and 55 miles from London. Perched on a hill, with views over the historic Brill Windmill and neighbouring counties, we offer real ales, delicious home-cooked food and comfortable rooms to locals and visiting guests, all accompanied with friendly service and a pleasant pheasant atmosphere. ... more   less 
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The Pheasant Hotel Brill

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