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The Grouse and Ale

High Street | Lane End, High Wycombe HP14 3JG, England
+44 1494 882299
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Lane End, High Wycombe HP14 3JG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I booked Friday lunch here. We were advised in advance that they had some parties coming in that day, so they suggested a slightly earlier start, and, when we got there, they asked for our order before the parties arrived. None of...More

Thank malawi40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I chanced it on availability and managed to get seated straight away! The food, service and price were all fantastic. Can’t fault. Will be coming again!

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carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm pleased to hear that we could accommodate you and thank you for your kind words. Look forward to seeing you again soon! All the best, Carlos

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Want to be double-charged for drinks? Want one quarter of your order to just not appear? Want the most disinterested and dismissive staff you’ve ever found in a pub? Then this is the spot for you. Otherwise, beware.More

Thank Greg1717
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh dear. I wonder whether you've posted your review to the correct business. Considering the reviews we normally receive, yours seems somewhat out of place. However, please do try Grouse & Ale, so we can show you the quality of food and service our customers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Party of 12 of us visited for my husband's birthday and the food, service and overall ambience here helped to make it a super occasion. Booked a couple of months in advance and the quality of communication was very good. We had to choose starters...More

1  Thank Kate L
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for celebrating your husband's birthday at Grouse & Ale. We're really pleased to hear your husband had a wonderful time too. Your review is very generous. Thank you. Best wishes, Carlos

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service, good food and reasonable prices. Combined with a warm atmosphere makes the perfect place for dining out or just having a drink.

1  Thank Colin B
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your comments are very much appreciated. Please come back soon! All the best, Carlos

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Grouse and Ale on 24th February for an early evening meal with a friend, we had a table in the restaurant which had a lovely atmosphere, the waitress and waiter that served us were both very friendly and attentive, both my friends...More

1  Thank lindae1965
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed our food and service. Very best wishes, Carlos

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This is our local pub, and how lucky we are to have it on our doorstep. The atmosphere is brilliant, the outside area is fantastic and the food tasted amazing.

2  Thank Jason H
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's great to hear as we're proud to be the village pub. Thank you for your support. Cheers, Carlos

Reviewed 16 February 2018

The whole evening was great the right place for Valentines .excellent atmosphere friendly staff sorry did't get the names because i was with my partner all loved up thanks every one for a great night see you soon

1  Thank sbw00d
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for celebrating Valentine's Day with us. it's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your romantic evening at Grouse & Ale. We hope to see you very soon. All the best, Carlos

Reviewed 15 February 2018

A lovely welcoming place to come to - excellent atmosphere and good food. Casual but stylish. The pub is full of character but updated in a very sympathetic way.

2  Thank florence984
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for returning to Grouse & Ale to celebrate your anniversary. We're so pleased that you enjoy our food. Very best regards, Carlos

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Visited as a couple for an early dinner and received a warm welcome at the bar near a lovely roaring log fire. The service here is very good, not fawning, just attentive even though there was a large party in the restaurant, and there is...More

1  Thank melzest
carlos m, Owner at The Grouse and Ale, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I pleased you enjoyed the experience but sorry the pie did not meet your expectations. You were right when you thought that this was a "one-off" as our Guinness-braised beef pie is definitely one of our...More

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4 September 2017|
Response from Neil H | Reviewed this property |
The times are shown at the bottom of the website page, 12 to 14:30pm and 6 to 21:30pm
10 December 2016|
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Response from carlos m | Property representative |
I am so sorry, Sunday evening is the only service of the week that we close the kitchen, even chefs need a bit of family time! We hope to see you at another time, very best regards Carlos and the Team.
18 October 2016|
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Response from Tracey W | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Lane End, High Wycombe HP14 3JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  High Wycombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 882299
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With the relaxed ambiance of an English country pub, an elegant menu made from local produce and plenty of room to breathe (and park) the Grouse & Ale is the perfect venue for a social occasion or an informal meeting/function that needs more than just biscuits and coffee.The entire bar and restaurant is WIFI and there are plenty of niches to relax in with open fires to banish any winter chills, come the summer, take your drinks outside into our secluded courtyard.We hope that you will feel able to relax in comfortable surroundings, secure in the knowledge that the service, drinks and food will be perfect – whatever the occasion; Sunday lunch, a romantic dinner or a business session.Gastro Pub of the Year - 2010Quite simply, we’re very proud of our food. Our approach to designing the menu, reflects our ethos – do the simplest things brilliantly well. Our daily specials reflect a table d’hôte offering to supplement the a la carte menu along with an extensive, informal menu at the bar. Wherever possible, our menus are created from locally sourced produce and meats.
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