• CROOKED BILLET, STOKE ROW

    HENLEY ON THAMES

  • CROOKED BILLET, STOKE ROW

    HENLEY ON THAMES

  • CROOKED BILLET, STOKE ROW

    HENLEY ON THAMES

  • CROOKED BILLET, STOKE ROW

    HENLEY ON THAMES

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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Expired: Judy Tzuke

AWAITING RESCHEDULED DATE

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.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Star of stage, screen, TV & radio. Festival headliner. A rare performer respected by comedians for his own material & by musicians for being an accomplished performer/ guitarist. Many people sing, play guitar & tell stories but not many have shared the stage with Steve Martin & Robin Williams or played guitar duet with Queen & Status Quo… or had their own prime time Saturday night TV series.

Full regular menu. £25 music cover charge.

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

A 4-piece acoustically electrifying orchestra playing gypsy & folk-flavoured music from all around the world; the BCO deliver traditional Balkan, Russian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional gypsy and folk music in their own fresh and surprising way with jazz nuances and their own unique arrangements and established by award-winning British composer, violinist and teacher Christian Garrick in 2009.

£25 Music Cover Charge

GYPSYY JAZZ FESTIVAL

A Memorial Celebration to Gypsy Guitarist Ian Cruickshank

Featuring Ian’s friends, Europe’s finest Gypsy Jazz musicians including Jeff Green, Jezz Cook, John Coverdale, Nils Solberg, Alyn Shipton, Alan Barnes, Pete Morgan, Ade
Holland, Chris Garrick, Denny Ilett, Trevor Davies, Paul Vernon Chester. Special guests on Tuesday 20th include Piotr Jordan & Howard Moore. Special guests on Wednesday 21st include John Etheridge & Mike Piggot. The audience can expect further guest Gypsy musicians on both evenings.

£35 Music Cover Charge

Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Andy Crowdy (bass). The Crooked Billet’s favourite musician!

£15 Music Cover Charge

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT

Formed in 1970 by former Fairport Convention singer Ian Matthews. The band enjoyed a massive world wide hit with the Joni Mitchell song “Woodstock”. The band famously performed at some of the worlds legendary festivals.

£30 Music Cover Charge

Ben Waters & Friends

The king of Boogie Woogie piano. Keyboard royalty from one of the worlds most beautiful people.

 

£30 Music Cover Charge

PURDY

this outstanding singer oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style & sure-footed vocal delivery makes for a masterful evening. Undeniably jazz, but utterly accessible with pop overtones. Think Nancy Sinatra, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse & add the faintest hint of Sade. Her vocal prowess is stunning & her live performances demonstrate a strong connection with any audience lucky enough to see her live. She has impressed at a number of major events including a 90,000 strong crowd at Wembley Stadium, International Formula 1, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Guests, The London Lifestyle Awards & the Henley Festival. Perhaps you caught her recent performance on “Later…” with Jools Holland. Rebecca recently played the Royal Albert Hall with Jools & has just finished supporting him on tour. Her music is a mix of originals with some covers, with double bass & guitar accompaniment. Purdy sings on the lower clef, delicious on the ear, dreamy & seductive. We can’t wait to welcome her back to the Crooked Billet. . £20 music cover charge.

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

DAVE KELLY & PAUL JONES DUO SHOW

The Blues Band

The blues band formed 42 years ago. 1979 Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuiness, Gary Fletcher & Hughie Flint. 5 of Britain’s most talented performers, song writers, hit making musicians formed what has become probably the worlds best known & much loved blues bands

£30 Music Cover Charge

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

 

CHRIS JAGGER & FRIENDS

Chris & his utterly delicious 3-piece rootsy, bluesy, rocking, acoustic band. Classic Jagger vocals, sweet & sour harmonies, guitar, fiddle & double bass. Always one of our most popular music evenings. A rock &; roll English Ceilidh band, makes you want to drink scrumpy & stomp. On a scale of 1 to 10 the Crooked Billet scores them 11. Chris has collaborated with an eclectic selection of artists including Al Stewart, Ian Dury & Cat Stevens

£20 Music Cover Charge

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

Expired: Judy Tzuke

AWAITING RESCHEDULED DATE

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.

RICHARD DIGANCE

Star of stage, screen, TV & radio. Festival headliner. A rare performer respected by comedians for his own material & by musicians for being an accomplished performer/ guitarist. Many people sing, play guitar & tell stories but not many have shared the stage with Steve Martin & Robin Williams or played guitar duet with Queen & Status Quo… or had their own prime time Saturday night TV series.

Full regular menu. £25 music cover charge.

BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA

A 4-piece acoustically electrifying orchestra playing gypsy & folk-flavoured music from all around the world; the BCO deliver traditional Balkan, Russian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional gypsy and folk music in their own fresh and surprising way with jazz nuances and their own unique arrangements and established by award-winning British composer, violinist and teacher Christian Garrick in 2009.

£25 Music Cover Charge

GYPSYY JAZZ FESTIVAL

A Memorial Celebration to Gypsy Guitarist Ian Cruickshank

Featuring Ian’s friends, Europe’s finest Gypsy Jazz musicians including Jeff Green, Jezz Cook, John Coverdale, Nils Solberg, Alyn Shipton, Alan Barnes, Pete Morgan, Ade
Holland, Chris Garrick, Denny Ilett, Trevor Davies, Paul Vernon Chester. Special guests on Tuesday 20th include Piotr Jordan & Howard Moore. Special guests on Wednesday 21st include John Etheridge & Mike Piggot. The audience can expect further guest Gypsy musicians on both evenings.

£35 Music Cover Charge

Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Andy Crowdy (bass). The Crooked Billet’s favourite musician!

£15 Music Cover Charge

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT

Formed in 1970 by former Fairport Convention singer Ian Matthews. The band enjoyed a massive world wide hit with the Joni Mitchell song “Woodstock”. The band famously performed at some of the worlds legendary festivals.

£30 Music Cover Charge

Ben Waters & Friends

The king of Boogie Woogie piano. Keyboard royalty from one of the worlds most beautiful people.

 

£30 Music Cover Charge

PURDY

this outstanding singer oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style & sure-footed vocal delivery makes for a masterful evening. Undeniably jazz, but utterly accessible with pop overtones. Think Nancy Sinatra, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Amy Winehouse & add the faintest hint of Sade. Her vocal prowess is stunning & her live performances demonstrate a strong connection with any audience lucky enough to see her live. She has impressed at a number of major events including a 90,000 strong crowd at Wembley Stadium, International Formula 1, Andrew Lloyd Webber & Guests, The London Lifestyle Awards & the Henley Festival. Perhaps you caught her recent performance on “Later…” with Jools Holland. Rebecca recently played the Royal Albert Hall with Jools & has just finished supporting him on tour. Her music is a mix of originals with some covers, with double bass & guitar accompaniment. Purdy sings on the lower clef, delicious on the ear, dreamy & seductive. We can’t wait to welcome her back to the Crooked Billet. . £20 music cover charge.

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

DAVE KELLY & PAUL JONES DUO SHOW

The Blues Band

The blues band formed 42 years ago. 1979 Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuiness, Gary Fletcher & Hughie Flint. 5 of Britain’s most talented performers, song writers, hit making musicians formed what has become probably the worlds best known & much loved blues bands

£30 Music Cover Charge

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

 

CHRIS JAGGER & FRIENDS

Chris & his utterly delicious 3-piece rootsy, bluesy, rocking, acoustic band. Classic Jagger vocals, sweet & sour harmonies, guitar, fiddle & double bass. Always one of our most popular music evenings. A rock &; roll English Ceilidh band, makes you want to drink scrumpy & stomp. On a scale of 1 to 10 the Crooked Billet scores them 11. Chris has collaborated with an eclectic selection of artists including Al Stewart, Ian Dury & Cat Stevens

£20 Music Cover Charge

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.