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The Black Cat

$$ - $$$, British,
Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
+44 1494 773966
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
“lasagne” (2 reviews)
“curry” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us dined here on Sunday lunchtime and we were wowed by the quality of the roast dishes. I had the roast pork with all the trimmings , my wife had the lamb shank with mint. The quality of the meat and the accompanying...More

Thank Margaret C
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Black Cat, loving the wowed! All meats and vegetable are locally sourced, and Youngs is such a popular bitter to have on board, as is Timothy Taylors...both are permanent bitters. Very glad to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best local pub around, food is superb the atmosphere is great. Staff are friendly and very helpful, love coming here for the Sunday roasts!More

1  Thank Jay T
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for those short and sweet and very nice comments. Sunday Roasts always popular, traditional English Sunday dinner in a Traditional English country pub! sounds good to me too. Thankyou, Hope to see you again in the near future. Elaine & Louis and The...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to ask about lunch at around 2pm, met with a curt 'we stopped serving food at 1.45pm'. Wouldn't recommend this place for the terrible attitude to customers.More

Thank Toffette
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry you've had a bad experience at The Black Cat, the server was correct in stating that last orders are taken at 1.45, (as stated on our website, and signs on entrance door), but apologies for what appears to be "curt", she is infact...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the Black Cat for lunch many times and each time the food and beer are excellent.It has the genuine 'local' feel and is always warm and friendly.More

1  Thank norman w
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Black Cat, short and sweet and very positive is lovely to read. Thankyou also for your custom in our traditional local little country pub, always a pleasure. Hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

We hired the private room at The Black Cat for a friend's 50th birthday party and it was perfect! For a very reasonable price we had the room from Saturday morning, to allow us to set it up how we wanted for the party that...More

2  Thank Redclarabell
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and share your lovely experience, and wow what a fantastic event/party it was. Your friend must have been overwhelmed by the superb effort you also put into her 50th birthday party. It was a pleasure...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Turned up on spec for Sunday lunch to receive something less than a warm welcome - it seems "walk-ins" can't enjoy the full repertoire of the somewhat limited menu. We stayed (there is a half reasonable garden for the children) and ordered what we were...More

Thank System R
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Sadly and with shock I have read this review and in all honesty it definitely doesn't sound like our Black Cat. I am also wondering why if you had such a disappointing visit you never actually mentioned anything at the time, I'm sure I would...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

We visited The Black Cat for lunch on Father's Day and had an excellent meal at a very reasonable price. There was a good choice of food, our meals were all freshly cooked with fresh vegetables and the service was efficient. All the staff were...More

Thank 68DavidR12
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review on the Black Cat and I shall certainly pass on your comments to our team of staff, efficient and friendly is what they usually are but in the extreme heat of Fathers Day...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Always a good meal and a friendly atmosphere from staff and hosts.good selection of beers etc. We visit on a regular basis.More

Thank LeslieTra
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Black Cat. and apologies for lateness of response. We love having a friendly atmosphere, and are very lucky to have great customers who also make people feel at home. Glad the birthday was...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you're looking for a decent old fashioned pub but with good food in an understated way, then this is the place. By saying there's nothing pretentious about it does not mean the food and service isn't good - it is. We had the home...More

Thank Badgerisimus
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thank You for taking the time to write a review of the Black Cat, Lye Green, we are delighted you like us and look forward to seeing you again. Old fashioned and traditional pub we are indeed but I take no responsibility for the Jimmy...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Having spent many hours looking for a location for a family birthday party in and around the Chesham area I was very pleased to have the Black Cat recommended to me. From my first contact with Louis the landlord I felt confident that it was...More

3  Thank clive s
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

What a lovely read, and thank you on behalf of The Black Cat team in taking the time to write a review of our Country Pub. We hope the birthday girl enjoyed her lovely 85th birthday and the generations of the family gathering in her...More

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There is fishcakes, cod and scampi, prawn jacket potatoes and sandwiches, tuna jacket potatoes and sandwiches on the menu. The specials board which changes weekly very often has fish dishes on too for example a seafood... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 11
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 773966
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Description
The Black Cat is a traditional family-run traditional public house steeped in History, It has cask marque real ales, maximum 5 scores on the doors kitchen and has gained the eat out eat well award promoting healthy eating.Good Beer guide 2009-present. Set in a country lane, just on the outskirts of Chesham, (walkable across the fields), it prides itself on a warm welcome, a beautiful large garden with patio area and toys to keep the children happy, a woodland walk and a large car park. Log fire in the winter to warm your bones.
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