The Pheasant can be found on the road leading out of Chesham towards Latimer and Chenies villages, on the verge of open countryside yet not too far from town amenities. The garden boasts an idyllic setting on the River Chess, overlooking The Moor and the Chess Valley Walk which goes from Chesham station to Rickmansworth through the Chiltern countryside.

There is a sheltered terrace outside, decoratively bordered by trellis panels and flowers and the garden is edged by the river overlooking what locals call "The Moor" - a recreational area used by football teams and walkers. Picnic tables line the river bank and children have a play area with climbing equipment, slides and a trampoline. Dogs are welcomed, however you are requested to keep them on a lead at all times (even in the garden) to avoid potential misunderstandings.

I took on The Pheasant in March 1996, and after struggling with an erratic demand for food decided to concentrate on the local comunity trade by inviting customers to bring their own food instead.

The garden is ideal for a picnic, and there is a large gas barbecue available for hire by prior arrangement. Alternatively the best fish and chip shop for miles is just down the road, what better than a nice cool pint to go with that! There are numerous takeaways in Chesham, many of which deliver locally and we keep a selection of menues behind the bar.

On draught we have Carlsberg, Amstel, Birra Moretti, Stella, Stowford Press, Guinness, Stan's Big Apple, Doom Bar, either Rebellion or Youngs Original and a Guest Ale at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Bottles include Estrella, Sol, Leffe, Newcastle Brown , Magners, Old Mout and San Miguel 0%.

In addition to traditional spirits we have a good selection of modern gins, flavoured vodkas and some interesting rums. And of course plenty of classic and modern soft drinks.

Wine is served in 125ml, 175ml and 250ml by the glass; we have Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. Also Prosecco .... and Freixinet ... and Moet ....

We are open from 5pm Mon-Thurs; 4pm Friday; 12 midday at weekends and on ALL Bank Holidays. We are not usually open at lunchtime during the week, but we are available for small private functions such as presentations or funerals outside of our usual opening hours. Please phone or email for more information.

Our house charity is Great Ormond Street Hospital; my eldest grand-daughter owes her current good health to their care and we are immensely grateful to the medical team for their continued care and support.

View from car poark 2019
Garden 2019

The snug is often used for meetings of up to 12 people. Booking is advisable as we have several groups who use it on a regular basis. Sandwiches can be provided, but a minimum of 48 hours notice is required. As with the garden, you are welcome to bring your own food.

We have a good dartboard, a pool table and a number of other traditional pub games such as crib, dominoes, bagatelle, shove ha'penny - and even a couple of chess sets. Although we have the occasional party and charity quiz, we are generally just a friendly locals watering-hole with a warm welcome and good beer. Great garden for the summer months and efficient central heating for those chilly winter evenings........ OOOPs have I mentioned the Juke Box? And our Friday night singalongs? You don't have to join in but it's friendly and good old-fashioned fun!

Opening Hours



Monday - Thursday







12 midday



12 midday


Bank Holidays

12 midday


Christmas Eve 2019



Christmas Day

12 midday


Boxing Day

12 midday


New Year's Eve 2019


until the party stops.....

New Year's Day

12 midday


Regular Events

Monday: Amersham and District Pool League, summer and winter. 2 teams.

Tuesday: Darts, John Jackson League and summer league. 2 teams.

Jane Clarke
The Pheasant
Bucks HP5 1QE

01494 783387

07788 591030


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Updated 23/12/2019