• 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.

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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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Pete Lincoln

Pete undoubtedly one of Europe’s most in demand front men, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop music, Beatles, Kinks, Oasis, Simon & Garfunkel, you name it- he’ll perform it. His Bohemian Rhapsody – Hilarious. His Steely Dan Reelin in the years is legendary. His ‘Hey Jude’ an absolute belter. His ELO “Mr Blue Sky” has you in stitches.

£20 Music Cover Charge

Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero founder members Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham go back to their roots, performing acoustically for an intimate Crooked Billet show. Unplugged versions of Nine Below Zero material also covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo & Leadbelly. Mark & Dennis talk about these artists that inspired so many of the great British blues bands of the 1960’s – who in turn went on to inspire Nine Below Zero.

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

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

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.

Pete Lincoln

Pete undoubtedly one of Europe’s most in demand front men, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop music, Beatles, Kinks, Oasis, Simon & Garfunkel, you name it- he’ll perform it. His Bohemian Rhapsody – Hilarious. His Steely Dan Reelin in the years is legendary. His ‘Hey Jude’ an absolute belter. His ELO “Mr Blue Sky” has you in stitches.

£20 Music Cover Charge

Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero founder members Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham go back to their roots, performing acoustically for an intimate Crooked Billet show. Unplugged versions of Nine Below Zero material also covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo & Leadbelly. Mark & Dennis talk about these artists that inspired so many of the great British blues bands of the 1960’s – who in turn went on to inspire Nine Below Zero.

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

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

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.

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.