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The Pointer

Brill, Buckinghamshire

A previous winner of One to Watch, the Pointer at Brill, Buckinghamshire

The pub is owned by a local farmer who has recreated a butcher’s shop at the back of the pub where rare breed meats are sold.

The Pointer has three AA Rosettes and was announced Michelin Pub of the Year 2018, yet is very much a pub in character and style in the picture book village of Brill.

Former head chef Mini Patel left the pub in 2017, making way for Sebastian Bielecki’s promotion from sous chef to head of the kitchen.

The pub is often up for awards and accolades, and was most recently a finalist in the Best Destination Pub category for the Muddy Stilettos awards.

Making use of the surrounding countryside, the Pointer serves its own seasonal produce in the relaxed and welcoming setting of the pub.

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