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Some of the best waterside pubs and restaurants in Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:49 19 May 2017

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Come in, the water’s lovely - Katy Eachus selects her top spots to enjoy eating and drinking while watching the world float by

The Red Lion, Little Missenden

This historic inn which dates back to 1649 enjoys a picturesque setting and has featured in Midsomer Murders. The food is unpretentious, home-cooked and made from local ingredients and organic produce wherever possible. HRH Prince Harry has eaten here with friends – he had the honey roast ham, egg and chips. Other dishes include fresh fish, free range steaks, homemade pies and Sunday roasts.

Little Missenden, Amersham, HP7 0QZ, 01494 862876,

The New Inn, Milton Keynes

This friendly, traditional pub in the village of New Bradwell has a canal-side setting and a garden for outdoor dining. Pop in for breakfast served from 10am daily, tea and coffee, served throughout the day, enjoy a traditional roast on Sundays or a tempting selection of salads and sandwiches during the week.

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Bradwell Road, New Bradwell, MK13 0EN, 01908 310155,

The Green Dragon, Haddenham

Located by the duck pond in a quintessentially English village, The Green Dragon was taken over in January 2016 by Kate Duffy and partner Matt and has attracted lots of praise. The interior of the pub is light, airy and modern. Children and muddy boots are welcome. The restaurant, Bluebella Roo’s, offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. A La Carte mains from £15.50.

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8 Church Way, Haddenham, Aylesbury, HP17 8AA, 01844 2928266,

The Galleon, Wolverton

Situated next to the Grand Union Canal, this pub is great for families. It has a canal-side garden and fenced children’s play area. Real ales, fine wines, teas and coffees are available as well as traditional, home cooked meals and light snacks including vegetarian, gluten-free and children’s options.

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Old Wolverton Road, Old Wolverton, MK12 5NL, 01908 321711,

The Black Horse, Great Linford

Whether travelling by land or water, you’ll find a warm welcome at this cosy waterside pub. Cask ales, fine wines and tasty, unpretentious pub food can be enjoyed inside or on the decked dining area overlooking the Grand Union Canal. Sandwiches from £6.50, pizza and pasta from £9.95, other mains include chicken, steak, burger and salads.

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Wolverton Road, Great Linford, MK14 5AJ, 01908 398461,

The Woolpack, Buckingham

A friendly, welcoming pub with riverside garden. There is live music on Thursdays and a roast carvery on Sundays. The menu has a wide selection of dishes including classic pub food, vegetarian choices and weekly specials. Special diets are catered for and there is a separate kids’ menu.

Well Street, MK18 1EP, 01280 817972,

Riverside Restaurant at The Macdonald Compleat Angler, Marlow

An 18th century hotel on the banks of the Thames, a few minutes walk from the centre of beautiful Marlow, offers a relaxed ambience in which to enjoy fine dining with freshly-prepared, modern British dishes. The idyllic location with outdoor terrace is ideal for lunch or a romantic evening meal with the lights dancing on the water.

Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, SL7 1RG,, 01628 405406


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