A lovely lunch at The Mash Inn

The Vibe

A leisurely drive up into the Chiltern Hills in a small hamlet called Bennett’s End you will find wonderful restaurant The Mash Inn.

This recently renovated restaurant is set amongst the hillside with views over the Buckinghamshire countryside.

A small restaurant with oak tables and a open kitchen cooking on a bespoke open fire, offering delights from their own kitchen garden and surrounding area, making each dish as fresh as it can be.

The restaurant also hosts 5 beautiful bedrooms for those travelling to this hidden gem in the countryside.

Recently awarded a place in the top 100 restaurants in the UK this is a must visit.

The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are excellent and welcoming and the food, well it’s so beautifully fresh you don’t want to stop eating.

It really is a perfect place for date night with your special someone, a celebration with friends or in my case a Friday lunch with my ms and pa.

Deliciousness

Why not start with a cheeky G&T in the bar, or weather permitting sat in the garden overlooking the beautiful countryside Blighty has to offer.

There are 3 set menus ranging in price (not going to lie I’ve been lucky enough to have done all 3 and they are all magnificent). On Wednesday’s to Friday’s a set lunch menu is served, 3 courses for £25, an absolute steel if you ask me!!

to begin and with compliments from the Chef some delicious treats to tantalise the taste buds!!

Pigs head lollipops with Rhubarb.

The Mash kitchen garden crudités with horseradish dip, so fresh you can taste the goodness.

Garlicky Buttery charred flatbreads from the fire.

Now to get onto the starter a beautifully light and delicate tomato consume, such a wonderful way to officially start this meal.

To follow a home smoked local lamb with aromatically spiced lentils….mmmmmmmmm

And a fresh mint tea for me, but for the folks a fresh British strawberry Alaska. No judgement!!

Access For my Wheels – In the Middle

A gravel car park, there are no specific disabled parking bays, leads to a paved walkway to the paved garden area, with stunning views.

There is a small lip through glass doors into the restaurant.

The tables are at a good size and height to sit at comfortably in a wheelchair and the legs of the tables don’t get in the way.

The accessible toilet is spacious, a pull down hand rail to the right of the toilet as you face it, ideally there would be a horizontal bar on the wall but that’s my personal preferencethen there are 2 vertical bars, 1 eitherside of the mirror over the sink sink. There is also an alarm cord.m to the right of the toilet over the pull down bar.

None of the 5 bedrooms are wheelchair accessible, so a unfortunately a nights stay is out of the question, but you are in easy reach of hotels in Thame and High Wycombe.

Pooch Friendly – No

Final Thoughts

I am lucky enough that this wonderful place is a short drive from my home and have been to visit a couple of times.

I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful country restaurant for a lunch or date night.

I hope you manage to get here and enjoy.

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