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The Ivy House

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London Rd, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4RS, England
+44 1494 872184
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal with with 6 colleagues and the whole meal was spot on. Great choice in a stone flagged restaurant with enough ornaments and horse brasses to fill 3 markets. Good service, good menu and excellent food. Lovely place to chat and enjoy a relaxed meal and apparently very good accommodation. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Trebor5417
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

What a lovely pub/restaurant. Really warm cosy welcoming bar with open fire and eating area with a nice atmosphere/decor. The serice was excellent just like the food! Will definitely recommend and revisit.

Thank paul812015
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Have visited a number of times. The food is always good. Service this time was a little slow (having the waitress also acting as a quizmaster in the bar didn't help I suspect !) and an order was wrong - this was corrected without any problem but still meant one of our party waiting for the correct dish whilst everyone... More 

Thank AntonyM
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A busy pub come restaurant with good beer and food. In need soon of some refurbishment. We initially were by an exit door and on a poor table but were moved on request to something more comfortable. Plenty of families and Chiltern walkers with dogs. Can be noisy.

Thank pg001
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I visited The Ivy House for the first time recently for lunch. Very friendly service and excellent freshly cooked food. I wouldn't hesitate in returning. Great pub... Thank you.

Thank Andyblueboy
Kendal, Cumbria
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Superb food, freshly prepared and served with a smile. I had a starter and a main meal and both were superb. The food was fresh, hot and exceptionally tasty. I would recommend the food here.

Thank pleione73
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My first visit was with a friend who had been before. The lunch time menu was quite large plus specials. We both had the fish pie which was delicious and not heavy like in many places. The veggies with them were very well cooked and different to most other pubs. My apologies to the chef because I couldn't eat them... More 

Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very nice roast dinner on a Sunday, lovely gravy!! Drinks are expensive but they always are at Fullers pubs.

Thank sarahlumb
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Five of us had the New Years Eve dinner at the Ivy House last night. The food was all good and the service and entertainment excellent. We were particularly happy with the special efforts the kitchen made to cook food for one of our party that has food allergies. Thank you to the whole team for a lovely evening.

Thank 66Ihughes66
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Although I grade the overall experience as 'poor', the ambiance in the restaurant was good. It was a busy evening just before Christmas when we visited and the service was slow but friendly and helpful. As we were in no hurry, we weren't too concerned about the slow service. My husband and son both had starters which were of average... More 

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AlfieMolinaro, Owner at The Ivy House, responded to this review

Dear Drina. I sincerly apologise that your visit was not up to the standards which I expect from us here at The Ivy House. I will be sure to speak to our chefs who prepare and cook the Pork Belly and Seabass, which should both be equally as delicious as our lamb shank. Thank you for your comments these help... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Rd, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chalfont St. Giles
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 872184
A beautiful flint and brick old English inn, The Ivy House is right in the heart of the Chiltern Vale and renowned for its excellent food, real ales and extensive wine list. With quaint accommodation, it's also one of the best places to stay in the Chiltern Hills.Everyone gets a warm welcome at The Ivy House, and we pride ourselves on being one of the area's best child-friendly pubs. With baby changing facilities, outside seating and enough garden for the kids to enjoy, this is a great spot for a family meal. Just 40 minutes from central London, we're surrounded by stunning countryside that provides a great escape from the city. Walkers, ramblers and lovers of the outdoor can enjoy the area's open green spaces - and then a great meal at The Ivy House!

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