The Home Counties

Restaurants in The Home Counties

With its tan exterior standing out against the oft-grey British sky, the Three Fishes pub holds to a self-proclaimed motto of “real pub, real food, real beer,” centering on hearty fare that's strength is in its simplicity.

Thirty miles west of London, this modern British restaurant is located in one of the oldest public houses in the country, dating back to the 15th century.

An hour outside London, the Michelin three-starred Fat Duck is widely considered one of the best restaurants in the world.

Overlooking Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, this traditional British restaurant is known for its panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

The Place: A small, charming pub where chef Tom Kerridge has earned a Michelin star. Visitors can stay in one of four cottages.

Situated directly on the river Thames, this traditional pub is housed in a historic building, parts of which date back to the 14th century. A small dock sits out front, along with a seasonal outdoor terrace that provides glimpses of the river between wooden floorboards.

Adjacent to the White Hart Inn, this modern gastropub is located 25 miles northwest of downtown London. A working fireplace warms the small dining room, which contains hardwood flooring, wood and leather chairs, and large windows framing views of the surrounding gardens and duck pond.

The Hinds Head is what you see when you close your eyes and picture the words: Traditional. Village. Pub. A low-slung Tudor building, it resembles so perfectly the Platonic ideal of a pub that at first you worry it might be putting you on.

Operating since the 14th century, this former coaching inn is now a 12-room hotel and gastropub serving both British and Mediterranean cuisine.

it’s a wood-beamed but mercifully unkitschy English pub that’s less than an hour by train from London, in the Berkshire countryside near Windsor Castle. The updated British cooking, by chef Dominic Chapman, is straightforward and features superb produce.

Set in the historic coaching inn of the same name, this restaurant takes “locally sourced” in earnest: executive chef Warren Geraghty’s garden is the source for at least half of the ingredients used.

Overlooking Henley’s market square, this seafood restaurant is part of an ever-growing chain, with more than 40 locations throughout the United Kingdom.

Run by the same company that owns the Beech House and Red Lion Inn, this oh-so-British country pub blends authentic Brit pub fare and ale with a matching atmosphere; it was named “Michelin Pub of the Year in 2008”, and the restaurant has maintained one Michelin star since 2002.

Housed in a 17th-century coach house, this Italian restaurant is part of a large chain with more than 100 locations throughout the United Kingdom. This branch is divided into three parts: a first-floor bar, an upstairs dining room, and an outdoor terrace open during warmer months.