THE CROOKED BILLET, STOKE ROW
The Crooked Billet (3 minutes by car, 15 minutes on foot). Situated down a back lane in Stoke Row in a woodland setting, the Crooked Billet is an idyllic spot especially in summer. It is justly famed for the quality of its food and hospitality. Booking is recommended particularly at weekends. Contact Tel: 01491 681048. www.thecrookedbillet.co.uk.
THE CHERRY TREE, STOKE ROW
The Cherry Tree (2 minutes by car, 10 minutes on foot) stands on Stoke Row's main street. On the outside the Cherry Tree looks a typical English country inn. Inside, the food is excellent. Parking is easy. Booking is recommended especially at weekends. Contact: Tel: 01491 680430. .
THE RISING SUN, HIGHMORE
The Rising Sun (5 minutes by car). Peaceful location on top of Witheridge Hill in the neighbouring hamlet of Highmore, the Rising Sun has a growing reputation for its excellent cuisine. Contact: Tel: 01491 640856.
OTHER PUBLIC HOUSES
There are many other pubs within 5/10 minutes of Stag Hall, most of which have restaurants. However, if its not food you're after, we particularly recommend the Black Horse in Checkendon, little food, but a spendid country pub atmosphere overseen by the charming landlords, who also farm.
Henley on Thames (12 minutes by car) has restaurants of every ethnic type, many of a very high standard.