The Pointer

South East England Buckinghamshire Aylesbury

  • From £160 a night
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique hotel
  • Pub with Rooms

A proper country restaurant and pub, with four comfy guest rooms and superb field-to-fork cooking.

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Situated in a pretty hilltop village that has not one but two village greens, and also inspired Tolkien when writing ‘The Hobbit’, The Pointer is a proper country pub with rooms – a venue for country walks, dogs and muddy boots, and the prospect of a pint and a good meal at the end of it.

Revamped a few years ago and now part of the Oakman Inns group, it serves a Mediterranean-inspired menu along with British grilled steaks and Sunday roasts, much of it sourced from the butcher’s next door.  It’s all beautifully presented and the service excellent, with an emphasis on high quality fresh ingredients.

As for the rooms, there are 8 in all, divided between the pub and a house across the road, but all stylishly decorated in a rustic yet contemporary fashion, with exposed beams, soothing greys and creams on the walls, big comfy beds and good wifi, Freeview TVs and Nespresso coffee-makers, tea, biscuits and fresh milk and mineral water. They have roomy bathrooms, with robes, nice toiletries and powerful rainfall showers, and some bedrooms have free-standing baths. You even get a copy of The Hobbit to browse – and dogs are welcome and are allowed in the bar.



Open all year.


Double rooms from £160 a night including breakfast.


Contact Website  01844 238 339  The Pointer, 27 Church Street, Brill, Buckinghamshire HP18 9RT

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Getting There

From London and the M25, you can either approach via the M40 (junction 19) or the A41 (junction 20) via Aylesbury. Take junction 7 off the M40 an follow the A329, then take the B41011 to Brill. From junction 20 on the M25 it's about 17 miles to Aylesbury on the A41, beynd which you take the A418 towards Oxford, and then turn off to follow the road to Chilton and then finally Brill.


  • Bar
  • Coffee/Tea Facilities
  • Family Rooms
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi

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  • Historic
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  • Walking

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