Proprietor and Chef James Orford has an extensive culinary background including training under Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saison and himself bringing on young students while lecturing restaurant hospitality management. Almost all of his chefs are the former top students who he selected to continue their training under him and who have been part of the team from the beginning almost seven years ago.

The common ethos is to provide interesting, high quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Starting with bread baked fresh each morning, all our dishes and ice creams are freshly prepared and 'home' cooked in our kitchens.

After seven years of owning and running the Bull & Butcher, it became apparent that the pie of the day was particularly popular and so James and his team have moved forward to specialize in homemade pies and suet puddings. The pub offers a range of classic flavours including steak & ale, chicken & mushroom, venison, lamb & mint and a vegitarian/vegan roasted vegetables & pearl barley. Pies are available in both a full shortcrust pastry with top, bottom and sides all encased in a homemade melt in the mouth shortcrust butter pastry and a lighter version with just a puff pastry lid for those counting the calories! Choose your own accompaniments to make the perfect pie meal designed for you. The star of the show is the steamed suet steak & kidney pudding which you seldom see on menus. All pies are entirely made on the premises and made with care and passion.

Please book tables particularly for the weekends and bank holidays to avoid disappointment.

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We do get very busy!

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Trip Advisor Reviews

Tripadvisor 5star  Unpretentious menu, but excellent food "We have been a week in the area and thus was the best food we have eaten. We started with the goats cheese and the duck pate. Both were obviously home made and very good. We followed with a lamb and a venison pie. We both thrilled with the quality well cooked hot and generous portion. Finally the sticky toffee and date pudding - superb.  Oct' 2020

Tripadvisor 4star Cosy and Welcoming Pub "Very grateful to have been squeezed in for a table for drinks and a snack on a busy Saturday afternoon, to get us out the rain! Great beer on, food around us all looked gorgeous and our deli board was nice for a nibble. Very attractive and cosy pub, worth a diversion to visit" Oct' 2020

Tripadvisor 5star Thanks to all the staff "Thanks to All the staff and Laura who have been so nice with us. Good spirit, good food in a beautiful village! We loved it. The french crew!;)" Oct 2020

Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 3pm & 5:30 - 10pm

Saturday: 12 - 11pm

Sunday: 12 - 10pm

Lunch & Dinner Service Times

Mon - Fri: 12 - 2:30pm & 6 - 9pm

Saturday: 12 - 3pm & 6 - 9pm

Sunday: 12 - 6pm

Our Location

The Bull and Butcher,
Henley on Thames, RG9 6QU

Tel: 01491 638 283 - EMAIL US

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