The Blackwood Arms
The scenic country lane approach to The Blackwood Arms leaves visitors in no uncertain terms about how special this pub is. Cosy and relaxed in every sense, lovingly restored original features such as wooden floors, exposed brick and woodwork, and open fi replaces establish a homely atmosphere in which guests can’t help but feel at ease. The kitchen team sources ingredients locally for menus that are bound to please. Start with pigeon breast accompanied by black pudding and raspberry vinaigrette, or perhaps a light, summery salad of crayfi sh and smoked salmon. Dishes are revised seasonally, ensuring that the offering takes advantage of the best produce available.
For mains, the chef’s signature dishes feature the likes of fi sh stew prepared with fresh catches of mullet, mussels and tiger prawns. Sweets, meanwhile, come in the form of homemade, comforting classics like fresh fruit crumble and crème brûlée. The bar stocks an impressive selection of rotating ale, wine served by the bottle and glass, Prosecco and soft drinks. There’s also a gin shelf stocked with an impressive 34 different varieties.
Located just a stone’s throw from Burnham Beeches, The Blackwood Arms is the ideal bolthole for ramblers, horse riders and dog walkers looking for a place to start or end a weekend adventure.