My Fiance and I visited Chesham to investigate moving to the town to start a family a couple of years ago. We were drawn to the Drawing Room and after an exhausting day house hunting we felt instantly relaxed, welcome and at home. An interesting and creative place, we also got the impression that this was an inspiring community and musical hub for like minded people and it encouraged us to make the move. We liked the fact that local artist's works and local produce were displayed and on sale.
We were pleasantly surprised as having been enjoying the music and culture of East London for the last few years we were not expecting something so unique and bohemian in such an isolated Buckinghamshire town!
We have been very appreciative of the place since our move and tend to pop in most times we go into town for first class coffee, a glass of wine or some delicious tapas. As vegans we find it hard in Chesham (as in most places) to find somewhere to grab a bite to eat and we are certainly catered for well which is great. We often find ourselves striking up a conversation with visitors and regulars there and so a good place to make new friends.
Richard and his team of staff are always friendly and welcoming, especially with our 16 month old who likes to toddle around and play with the toys/ get into mischief. We were lucky enough to enjoy a few of the amazing folk gigs which take place every other Saturday and even one with the little'un in tow which made for one of the loveliest evenings ever!
We are very fortunate to have world class folk/ acoustic/ singer songwriter artists perform on our doorstep. The atmosphere during gigs is really unique and intimate, it must be a refreshing place to perform especially compared with the larger venues.
Chesham would be a much poorer place if it were not for The Drawingroom. With the inane and impersonal Cafe chains dominating the high streets these days (Chesham being a classic case in point) which tend to stifle local businesses and any creative diversity, the DR really is a golden oasis to be cherished and supported by all :)