The Duke of Cumberland Arms
Perched on the edge of a hill in the rural village of Henley is The Duke of Cumberland Arms. Dating back to the 16th century, this traditional English country pub is full of character, with flagstone flooring, large fireplaces and rustic wooden tables creating a homely and welcoming space. As well as its cosy interior, The Duke of Cumberland Arms boasts a spacious garden where al fresco diners can admire stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Owner Simon Goodman has over 20 years of experience as a head chef and is passionate about using local produce in his dishes. Meat comes from nearby organic farms and vegetables are grown in the pub’s own vegetable patch. Diners are treated to an ever-changing selection of plates, including a fantastic range of seasonal fish dishes. At lunchtime, the half-dozen Irish oysters with red wine and shallot vinaigrette provides a tempting option. If you fancy something heartier, opt for the flavoursome honey-roasted ham, or perhaps the locally foraged pied de mouton mushrooms cooked in garlic butter and served atop toast with fried duck eggs and truffle oil. For those dining in the evening, the selection is equally impressive. Dishes range from tender confit pork belly with apple and calvados glaze, to pumpkin tortellini with sautéed wild mushrooms and Parmesan velouté. To accompany your food, the pub offers a fantastic array of drinks; from cask ale to spirits, there’s something for every palate.