• THE CROOKED BILLET

    DEAR ALL FRIENDS & FOODIES

    I Pray you’re well and managing to stay positive in these trying times. Myself & The Crooked Billet team are missing you so much, desperately wish we could welcome you to the pub.

    We have suspended all music nights until July & are currently in the process of re scheduling imminent April- June music nights & will be in touch shortly with re-scheduled dates & ‘whats on’ Of course any tickets already purchased will be honoured on rescheduled dates or credit notes given.

    Take Away details below:

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    DEAR ALL FRIENDS & FOODIES

    I Pray you’re well and managing to stay positive in these trying times. Myself & The Crooked Billet team are missing you so much, desperately wish we could welcome you to the pub.

    We have suspended all music nights until July & are currently in the process of re scheduling imminent April- June music nights & will be in touch shortly with re-scheduled dates & ‘whats on’ Of course any tickets already purchased will be honoured on rescheduled dates or credit notes given.

    Take Away details below:

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    DEAR ALL FRIENDS & FOODIES

    I Pray you’re well and managing to stay positive in these trying times. Myself & The Crooked Billet team are missing you so much, desperately wish we could welcome you to the pub.

    We have suspended all music nights until July & are currently in the process of re scheduling imminent April- June music nights & will be in touch shortly with re-scheduled dates & ‘whats on’ Of course any tickets already purchased will be honoured on rescheduled dates or credit notes given.

    Take Away details below:

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    DEAR ALL FRIENDS & FOODIES

    I Pray you’re well and managing to stay positive in these trying times. Myself & The Crooked Billet team are missing you so much, desperately wish we could welcome you to the pub.

    We have suspended all music nights until July & are currently in the process of re scheduling imminent April- June music nights & will be in touch shortly with re-scheduled dates & ‘whats on’ Of course any tickets already purchased will be honoured on rescheduled dates or credit notes given.

    Take Away details below:

THE CROOKED BILLET
TAKEAWAY & BASIC PROVISIONS SHOP

From Friday 10th April

I’m keen to support my local community & the local suppliers that have served me so well over the years. I have faced so public criticism when suggesting takeaway provision but have decided to offer this service. From Friday 10th April, I will offer basic provisions, ready meals & take away which hopefully might be helpful to the Stoke Row & immediately surrounding community.

Social Distancing
Only one chef is working in the kitchen. One person bringing shop provisions/ Take Away food to your car or the collections point. The collections point – a table by the front door- we put your order on the table, you take it. Take away food must not be eaten in the garden.

How to place your order
Telephone your order 01491 681048/ 682304 pay for your order over the telephone. Whilst someone is on site 24/7 the telephone is answered from 11am on Friday, Saturday & Sunday- until 7pm Friday & Saturday, 4pm Sunday

Answering email has become a full time job. We are operating on a skeleton volunteer crew- telephone is easiest for us. I will endeavour to reply to emails as quickly as possible

Days open / hours
Fridays 12pm- 7pm telephone from 11am
Saturday 12pm- 7pm telephone from 11am
Sunday 12pm- 4pm telephone from 11am
There after Takeaway & shop provisions only on Saturdays & Sundays. Saturdays 12pm – 7pm, Sundays 12pm-4pm.

The Crooked Billet Shop
We’re offering a very basic selection of provisions including:
milk, butter, eggs, cheddar 250g blocks, tea bags, coffee, Italian tinned cherry tomatoes, linguini pasta, penne pasta, bottled lager, bin ends of red & white wine, soap, washing powder, loo rolls.

A very basic selection of vegetables including
potato, carrot, onion, broccoli, cucumber, tomato & pepper

Daily home made ready meals.
Predominantly offered to those picking up take away, so you don’t have to travel elsewhere
Provisions are set up in the first room by our front door. Please enter this room one at a time.

Meat
An excellent selection of fresh meat is available from Carl Woods Butchers, Sonning Common. Carl will deliver directly to your door and has an excellent social distancing arrangement when delivering. Carl supplies any sized hygiene vacuum packed product. 1 pork chop? no problem. The Crooked Billet has used Carl since we started in 1989!
Do not order meat through the pub
Contact Carl directly : carlwoodsbutchers.co.uk

Collection –
You can either pull up outside the front door, toot your horn & we’ll put your telephoned order in your boot. Alternatively come to the front door (or shop room if its empty) say hi and we’ll put your order on the collection table at the top of the footpath that leads to the front door.

Menu
My Weekly changing menu & ready meal offering will be posted latest every Thursday.

I Miss you so much, look after yourselves.
My Love to you & your families

Paul Clerehugh & the Crooked Billet Team

Our Food

We use as much local and British seasonal produce when it’s good but don’t restrict or spoil a menu by avoiding using delicious ingredients from far flung destinations. Besides, we’ve been importing produce since before the Roman invasion, and who wants to go through life without chocolate.

See our latest menus

Exclusive Hire

The Crooked Billet can accommodate approximately 70 guests and may be booked out exclusively. We are also able to connect a marquee to the pub and accommodate up to 200 guests. There is a private dining room, which at a squeeze accommodates 50 guests. This room is ideal for business functions, birthdays, and luncheon meetings, Christmas parties and so on. The private dining room is also ideal for smaller groups.

The Crooked Billet Event Calendar

The way our music nights work is that you book a table in the restaurant & pay for whatever you eat & drink. There is no obligation to have a full 3 course meal, however guests are expected to eat. 100% of the music cover charge goes directly to the artist, after Sajid Javid has had his thieving hands on 20% of the artists wages.

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PETE LINCOLN

FAVOURITE SONGS FROM A BRILLIANT FRONT MAN

Pete undoubtedly one of Europes most indemand front men, with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music, Beales, Kinks, Oasis, Simon & Garfunkle, you name it- he’ll perform it. His Bohemian Rhapsody – Hilarious. His Steely Dan Rellin in the years is legendary. His ‘Hey Jude’n absolute belter. His ELO “Mr Blue Sky” has you in stitches.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome two of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

I count my lucky stars Dean has become a regular in our What’s On listing; returning this year with his exceptional band.

Performing the Oscar winning Round Midnight movie score, arranged by Herbie Hancock featuring Jazz greats Thelious Monk, Charlie Parker, Stan Gets, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis & John Coltrane.

Iconic tracks including ‘What is this thing called love!’, Tivoli, ‘As Time Goes By’, Paper Moon, ‘Body & Soul’, Peacocks, ‘How long has this been going on’, Round Midnight & many more.

26th May Round Midnight Quartet world renowned jazz musicians Art Theman- Saxaphone. Pete Billington- Piano. Clark Tracey- Drums. Andy Crowdy- double bass.

Judie Tzuke

Heart, Soul & Piano Tour
Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke makes a welcome return to the stage.

With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by these very talented musicians.

A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett’s dry off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers, as the warm and charismatic vocals of Ejay Williams take centre stage.

Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, add a touch of magic.

We’ve hosted this fabulous feel good summer party for many years; always been lucky with the weather & Ding-Donged outside. Beautiful band. Happy days.

We’re thrilled to host Ian’s memorial concert. Expect an incredible cast of Jazz musicians. Those already confirmed include
Guitarists: Jeff Green, Jez Cook, John Coverdale, Gary Potter, Denny Ilett, Nils Solberg, Ade Holland.
Double Bass: Andy Crowdy, Alyn Shipton, Pete Morgon
Violin: Mike Piggot
Clarinet/ Sax: Alan Barnes
An equally long list of world class musicians in the process of confirming.

MOLLIE MARRIOT & FRIENDS

Proving she can Rock like her father, Mollie at the tender age of 15 was asked by Liam Gallagher himself to record some vocals on demos for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax). Toured Europe with Humphrey Lyttelton’s band for years.  Thomas l’Etienne (sax and clarinet), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Andy Crowdy (bass). The Crooked Billet’s favourite musician!

Mambo Jambo

Acoustic Roots Duo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see; a truly unique two-piece they’ll take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey bringing together sounds from roots, world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions.

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe.

Pixie & The Gypsies

A Welcome return from Pixie & the Gypsies. Sometimes you hear a voice that just stops you in your steps. Such a voice belongs to Taylor Notcutt, who formed Pixie and The Gypsies in 2015. Usually found playing in larger venues Soho Pizza Express live stage, Camden Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, 8 shows at the Guinnes Cork Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Rye Jazz & Blues Festiva

PETE LINCOLN

FAVOURITE SONGS FROM A BRILLIANT FRONT MAN

Pete undoubtedly one of Europes most indemand front men, with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music, Beales, Kinks, Oasis, Simon & Garfunkle, you name it- he’ll perform it. His Bohemian Rhapsody – Hilarious. His Steely Dan Rellin in the years is legendary. His ‘Hey Jude’n absolute belter. His ELO “Mr Blue Sky” has you in stitches.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Many people sing, play guitar and tell stories but not many have supported Steve Martin, Robin Williams or played a guitar duet with Brian May of Queen, Richard Digance has.

Needing absolutely no introduction, I’m delighted to welcome two of Britain’s finest purveyors of slide, blue grass, blues, acoustic & electric early rock ‘n’ roll guitar.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

I count my lucky stars Dean has become a regular in our What’s On listing; returning this year with his exceptional band.

Performing the Oscar winning Round Midnight movie score, arranged by Herbie Hancock featuring Jazz greats Thelious Monk, Charlie Parker, Stan Gets, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis & John Coltrane.

Iconic tracks including ‘What is this thing called love!’, Tivoli, ‘As Time Goes By’, Paper Moon, ‘Body & Soul’, Peacocks, ‘How long has this been going on’, Round Midnight & many more.

26th May Round Midnight Quartet world renowned jazz musicians Art Theman- Saxaphone. Pete Billington- Piano. Clark Tracey- Drums. Andy Crowdy- double bass.

Judie Tzuke

Heart, Soul & Piano Tour
Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham, Judie Tzuke makes a welcome return to the stage.

With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by these very talented musicians.

A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett’s dry off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers, as the warm and charismatic vocals of Ejay Williams take centre stage.

Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, add a touch of magic.

We’ve hosted this fabulous feel good summer party for many years; always been lucky with the weather & Ding-Donged outside. Beautiful band. Happy days.

We’re thrilled to host Ian’s memorial concert. Expect an incredible cast of Jazz musicians. Those already confirmed include
Guitarists: Jeff Green, Jez Cook, John Coverdale, Gary Potter, Denny Ilett, Nils Solberg, Ade Holland.
Double Bass: Andy Crowdy, Alyn Shipton, Pete Morgon
Violin: Mike Piggot
Clarinet/ Sax: Alan Barnes
An equally long list of world class musicians in the process of confirming.

MOLLIE MARRIOT & FRIENDS

Proving she can Rock like her father, Mollie at the tender age of 15 was asked by Liam Gallagher himself to record some vocals on demos for the Oasis album Heathen Chemistry.

Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax). Toured Europe with Humphrey Lyttelton’s band for years.  Thomas l’Etienne (sax and clarinet), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Andy Crowdy (bass). The Crooked Billet’s favourite musician!

Mambo Jambo

Acoustic Roots Duo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see; a truly unique two-piece they’ll take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey bringing together sounds from roots, world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions.

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe.

Pixie & The Gypsies

A Welcome return from Pixie & the Gypsies. Sometimes you hear a voice that just stops you in your steps. Such a voice belongs to Taylor Notcutt, who formed Pixie and The Gypsies in 2015. Usually found playing in larger venues Soho Pizza Express live stage, Camden Jazz Café, Ronnie Scotts, 8 shows at the Guinnes Cork Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Rye Jazz & Blues Festiva

Cooking Demonstrations

You’re seated around the demo kitchen, plenty of tasters to sample, chat with Paul & Chris as they cook – fun, friendly, informative & relaxed.

Join Crooked Billet’s Paul & Chris as they prepare their favourite recipes

Locally sourced food

The Crooked Billet cooks an eclectic menu with modern British and popular bistro favourites working in harmony.

We use as much local and British seasonal produce when it’s good but don’t restrict or spoil a menu by avoiding using delicious ingredients from far flung destinations. Besides, we’ve been importing produce since before the Roman invasion, and who wants to go through life without chocolate.