Great local pubs can be found in Aylesbury if you know where to look. Some of the pubs are on the outskirts of the town, but they’re close enough to travel to for a good ale and delightful pub food.
Top rated pubs in and around Aylesbury, include:
The King’s Head
King’s Head is a local hotspot, and it’s run by the Chiltern Brewery, so you’ll find the bar stocked with ale from Chiltern. The pub is open from 11am to 11pm Monday through Saturday, and the pub stays open from noon to 10:30 pm on Sunday.
Food service is available all week long.
Food is served from 11:30 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday. Nighttime hours are available on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 8pm.
The atmosphere is fun and exciting, and there is a great selection of nuts and crisps, too. Outdoor seating is available in the courtyard, and the inside depicts an old country pub, which is a refreshing addition to the new part of Aylesbury.
The pub is located at King’s Head Passage, Aylesbury HP20 2RW.
Horse and Jockey
The Horse and Jockey is attached to the Premier Inn, but it’s independent from the hotel and has delicious pub food and ale. Traditional pub fare is served at the Horse and Jockey, and the prices are inexpensive, too.
Staff is attentive at the pub, and the ale is some of the best in town.
Sky is broadcast on the pub’s televisions, and don’t forget to try the exclusive Ember Inns Pale Ale. The location opens at 7 am every day and stays open until 11 Sunday – Wednesday. Horse and Jockey is open until Midnight Thursday – Saturday.
The pub is located on Aylesbury HP19 9QL.
The Plough is a part of the Embers Inn, and it has been refurbished in recent years to offer an unmatched atmosphere. The pub is located on the busy Tring Road, but there is ample parking and a large outdoor area, too.
During the summer months, The Plough is very busy, so be prepared to wait for a table.
Music plays softly in the background to lighten the atmosphere, yet it’s low enough to hear what others are saying. Pub food is served until nine at night.
Drinks are always on tap at the pub, with a variety of:
- Red wines
- White wines
- Craft beer
And the slushies are delightful, too.
Hop Pole is a traditional pub that is home to the Aylesbury Brewhouse. Patrons will benefit from the pub’s everchanging selection of real ales. The brewhouse creates new ales that keep patrons coming back to try something new.
The pub is located at 83 Bicester Rd, Aylesbury HP19 9, UK, and it’s one of the most popular pubs in town.
Operating hours are: 4pm – 10pm on Monday, Noon – 2:30pm and 4:30pm through 11:00pm Tuesday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday the pub is open from noon to midnight. The pub is open from noon to 10:30pm on Sunday.
The pub also offers a wide selection of food.
The Swan is located on Grove Lane in Aylesbury, and it’s one of the top-rated pubs on TripAdvisor. The pub offers food, drink and four en suite rooms if you want to stay the night in a town relic.
The bar is rustic and helps add to the British pub atmosphere.
A quality selection of drinks is offered, and the pub sources their ale from the best local breweries, including:
- Vale Brewery
- XT Brewery
- Tring Brewery
New seasonal ale is served every week. Gins and malt whiskies are available, too.
The dining room offers a welcoming, country atmosphere with recent refurbishments that add to the appeal of The Swan.
The Dairy Maid
The Dairy Maid is located on Dunsham Lane. The pub is open 11am – 11pm Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 11am to midnight. Meals are offered daily from 11am to 9pm.
The food is outstanding, and there is a patio area as well as a beer garden.
A large car park is on the premises, and there is free Wi-Fi to sit back and relax while enjoying ale. The bar is stocked with local ale as well as Greene King IPA. Drink promotions are offered daily, and ciders are also available.
The Five Elms
The Five Elms is located on Stockaway, and it’s one of the best rated pubs in the town for food – the ale is good, too. The bar is open Monday and Tuesday from 6pm – 9pm, and Wednesday to Saturday 12pm – 2:30pm and 6pm – 11pm. Sunday hours are 12pm – 4pm.
There are two small bars at the Five Elms that offer:
- Strongbow cider
- Guest ale
There are 11 gins on hand as well as 10 wines that are available by the glass. The location is popular, so you’ll want to book ahead to ensure there’s a table waiting for you.