• THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £26, cooking all day.

    Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £26, cooking all day.

    Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £26, cooking all day.

    Friendly relaxed service.

  • THE CROOKED BILLET

    Beautiful informal country inn. Shabby chic, rustic, idyllic outside alfresco dining, secret garden. Award winning eclectic menu. 2 courses from £26, cooking all day.

    Friendly relaxed service.

TAKE AWAY 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Thank you soooo much for supporting our Take Away during Lockdown.
I’ve enjoyed it so much we’re continuing Take Away 7 days a week,
12 noon – 9.00pm.

Much Love,
Paul & The Gang

Welcome to the Crooked Billet

Owner Paul Clerehugh, along with Head Chef Chris Cook and his traditional brigade of 9 chefs, make absolutely everything on the premises – bread, cheese biscuits, stocks, sauces, sorbet, ice cream and of course our famous Crooked Billet fudge. We’re equally proud of Louise and her front of house team. Friendly, attentive, personality driven service. An enthusiastic team that smiles and wants to please. Not a bunch of kids saving up to go travelling.

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

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.

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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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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 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

AURORA CHANSON

Take a lovers stroll through Paris, from the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the Parisian cafés along the Seine, old fashioned charm & elegance. Beautiful Aurora & her French jazz quartet. Extensive repertoire of famous French songs from Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) to La Mer (Beyond the Sea). Imagine a Notre Dame back street café where Stéphane Grappelli, Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel & Django Reinhardt share a glass & share their music. Enjoy a complimentary glass of tomorrow’s Beaujolais Nouveau.

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

We are determined to celebrate the anniversary of George’s first solo album after the Beatles went their separate ways.
Alex Eberhard, front man & guitarist with the legendary All Things Must Pass band, joined by fellow guitarist Bernd Rest to perform a fascinating selection of songs from the album along with material from George’s incredible diverse musical output including Something, Here Comes The Sun & My Sweet Lord.

FROM ‘THE JAM’ – Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings

A one off opportunity, close up. Bruce & Russell performing all the hits, chatting the songs in an extremely intimate venue. Table service, complete Covid diligence, socially distanced seating.

Tickets £50.00

DING DONG DADDIOS

We’ve hosted the Fabulous Ding Dong Daddios many times over the years. Beautiful band. Happy days. The Ding Dong Daddios bring you the most toe-tapping tunes from the heydays of the 40’s & 50’s. Take a Choochoo Ch’boogie Runaway Train with Five Guys Named Mo all the way to Mac the Knife, passing through Istanbul (not Constantinople) on the way. Their rendition of “Top Cat” is legendary. This jumpin’ & jivin’ 5-piece swing band jive suitably suited & booted 1940’s style. Double bass, guitar, percussion & trombone. Up-tempo & highly entertaining. They’re brilliant.
Full regular menu £15 Music Cover Charge.

ANDY CROWDY’S LED ZEPPELIN PROJECT

Five outstanding musicians pay tribute to the compositions of Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, celebrating the music of one of the world’s most auspicious bands.

Burns Night Celebration

Top Céilidh Band, Kippers & Kilts

CLEARWATER CREEDENCE REVIVAL

John Fogerty’s rough and inimitable voice, a string of big hits & an appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival gave Creedence Clearwater Revival huge worldwide success. Numerous hits include “Suzy Q”, “I put a spell on you”, “Proud Mary”, “Born on the Bayou”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Green River”, “Fortunate Son”, the original of Quo’s “Rockin All Over The World”. CCR broked up in 1972. In 1998 Clearwater Creedance revival was established, 2019 the band celebrate their 21st Anniversary. Peter Barton, 15 years singer of the Animals now occupies John Fogerty’s role, CCR line up includes Geoff Hammond (Ex Paul McCartney’s Wings & Moody Blues) Graham Pollock (Ex Hollies) and Alan Sugar (Ex Slack Alice) Fabulous 1 ½  hour show, all the hits.

Full Regular Menu £25 Music Cover Charge

Celebrating Saint Patrick, fine music & Irish fare with the exceptional Irish Band ‘Poteen’. Fiddle, bodhran, pipes, whistles, strings, & Irish harp. Guaranteed to get toes tapping with their infectious jigs & reels

Glenn Tillbrook

Anyone who has witnessed Glenn live on stage can attest to the properness of his doings, as it were. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes & a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate & warm level.

Full regular menu. £27.50 music cover charge

 

Judy Tzuke

Breath taking singer song writer, treasured and loved worldwide. From her 1979 hit “Stay with me till dawn” to her 2018 No 1 hit “Safe” & 23 studio albums. Share an intimate evening of song and chat.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

Legendary American Hit Maker

Grammy award-winning American singer songwriter, whose number 1 British singles include ‘Ariel’, ‘Woman of Mine’. ‘Lucky Stars’ & ‘Lydia’. Unreal for an artist of this calibre – James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Denver, Don McLean & Art Garfunkel, to fly across the Atlantic & entertain 40 people in a sleepy Oxfordshire country pub. Deano makes his annual pilgrimage to Stoke Row because he likes the pub! Enjoy Dean’s solo show & all the hits in the intimacy of the Crooked Billet

Full regular menu. £27.50 music cover charge

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 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Rye Jazz & Blues Festival

AURORA CHANSON

Take a lovers stroll through Paris, from the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the Parisian cafés along the Seine, old fashioned charm & elegance. Beautiful Aurora & her French jazz quartet. Extensive repertoire of famous French songs from Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves) to La Mer (Beyond the Sea). Imagine a Notre Dame back street café where Stéphane Grappelli, Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel & Django Reinhardt share a glass & share their music. Enjoy a complimentary glass of tomorrow’s Beaujolais Nouveau.

ALL THINGS MUST PASS

We are determined to celebrate the anniversary of George’s first solo album after the Beatles went their separate ways.
Alex Eberhard, front man & guitarist with the legendary All Things Must Pass band, joined by fellow guitarist Bernd Rest to perform a fascinating selection of songs from the album along with material from George’s incredible diverse musical output including Something, Here Comes The Sun & My Sweet Lord.

FROM ‘THE JAM’ – Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings

A one off opportunity, close up. Bruce & Russell performing all the hits, chatting the songs in an extremely intimate venue. Table service, complete Covid diligence, socially distanced seating.

Tickets £50.00

DING DONG DADDIOS

We’ve hosted the Fabulous Ding Dong Daddios many times over the years. Beautiful band. Happy days. The Ding Dong Daddios bring you the most toe-tapping tunes from the heydays of the 40’s & 50’s. Take a Choochoo Ch’boogie Runaway Train with Five Guys Named Mo all the way to Mac the Knife, passing through Istanbul (not Constantinople) on the way. Their rendition of “Top Cat” is legendary. This jumpin’ & jivin’ 5-piece swing band jive suitably suited & booted 1940’s style. Double bass, guitar, percussion & trombone. Up-tempo & highly entertaining. They’re brilliant.
Full regular menu £15 Music Cover Charge.

ANDY CROWDY’S LED ZEPPELIN PROJECT

Five outstanding musicians pay tribute to the compositions of Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, celebrating the music of one of the world’s most auspicious bands.

Burns Night Celebration

Top Céilidh Band, Kippers & Kilts

CLEARWATER CREEDENCE REVIVAL

John Fogerty’s rough and inimitable voice, a string of big hits & an appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival gave Creedence Clearwater Revival huge worldwide success. Numerous hits include “Suzy Q”, “I put a spell on you”, “Proud Mary”, “Born on the Bayou”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Green River”, “Fortunate Son”, the original of Quo’s “Rockin All Over The World”. CCR broked up in 1972. In 1998 Clearwater Creedance revival was established, 2019 the band celebrate their 21st Anniversary. Peter Barton, 15 years singer of the Animals now occupies John Fogerty’s role, CCR line up includes Geoff Hammond (Ex Paul McCartney’s Wings & Moody Blues) Graham Pollock (Ex Hollies) and Alan Sugar (Ex Slack Alice) Fabulous 1 ½  hour show, all the hits.

Full Regular Menu £25 Music Cover Charge

Celebrating Saint Patrick, fine music & Irish fare with the exceptional Irish Band ‘Poteen’. Fiddle, bodhran, pipes, whistles, strings, & Irish harp. Guaranteed to get toes tapping with their infectious jigs & reels

Glenn Tillbrook

Anyone who has witnessed Glenn live on stage can attest to the properness of his doings, as it were. Armed with ready wit, raucous vibes & a shed load of grin-inducing great songs, there are few musicians able to connect with their audience on such an immediate & warm level.

Full regular menu. £27.50 music cover charge

 

Judy Tzuke

Breath taking singer song writer, treasured and loved worldwide. From her 1979 hit “Stay with me till dawn” to her 2018 No 1 hit “Safe” & 23 studio albums. Share an intimate evening of song and chat.

DEAN FRIEDMAN

Legendary American Hit Maker

Grammy award-winning American singer songwriter, whose number 1 British singles include ‘Ariel’, ‘Woman of Mine’. ‘Lucky Stars’ & ‘Lydia’. Unreal for an artist of this calibre – James Taylor, Paul Simon, John Denver, Don McLean & Art Garfunkel, to fly across the Atlantic & entertain 40 people in a sleepy Oxfordshire country pub. Deano makes his annual pilgrimage to Stoke Row because he likes the pub! Enjoy Dean’s solo show & all the hits in the intimacy of the Crooked Billet

Full regular menu. £27.50 music cover charge

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.