• 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.

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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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Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Alex Garnett (Saxophone). 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

MICKY MOODY & PAPA GEORGE

Two of the world’s finest guitarists in an unplugged and plugged in evening of blues, blue grass, slide and early rock ‘n’ roll. A mesmerizing mixture of acoustic and electric blues ‘n’ roots favorites. A rare treat, two exquisite musicians unplugged and plugged in.

£25 Music Cover Charge

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

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS

Monday 29th November, Tuesday 30th November & Wednesday 1st December

Featuring the original 1960’s members John Steel & Micky Gallagher performing with Danny Handley & Roberto Ruiz. The Animals shook the world in 1964.

Back in 1957 John Steel along with fellow Animal co- founder Eric Burdon began plying their trade in and around their native Tyneside, by the early 1960’s they were backeted with the very best of British music- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, respected all over the world.

The Animals were also the second British band after the Beatles to top the American charts with their multi- million selling anthem “House of the Rising Sun” Crooked Billet shows witness all the Animals legendary numbers including ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place!’ ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’ ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and their multi- million selling anthem & number one hit across the world ‘House of The Rising Sun’

Full Regular Menu £35 Music Cover Charge

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS

 

Monday 29th November, Tuesday 30th November & Wednesday 1st December

Featuring the original 1960’s members John Steel & Micky Gallagher performing with Danny Handley & Roberto Ruiz. The Animals shook the world in 1964.

Back in 1957 John Steel along with fellow Animal co- founder Eric Burdon began plying their trade in and around their native Tyneside, by the early 1960’s they were bracketed with the very best of British music- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, respected all over the world.

The Animals were also the second British band after the Beatles to top the American charts with their multi- million selling anthem “House of the Rising Sun” Crooked Billet shows witness all the Animals legendary numbers including ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place!’ ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’ ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and their multi- million selling anthem & number one hit across the world ‘House of The Rising Sun’

Full Regular Menu £35 Music Cover Charge

Judie Tzuke

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.

The Heart, Soul & Piano tour sees Judie performing some of her classic back catalogue with stunning new piano arrangements and accompanied by some of her favourite musicians.

Judie is one of the UK’s most beloved Singer/Songwriters having burst onto the music scene in 1979 with her evergreen standard ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’. Having released 21 albums, Judie is very much looking forward to performing a selection of deep cuts and fan favourites from throughout her career including “Ladies Night”, “For You”, “Come Hell Or Waters High” and the haunting “Bring The Rain”.

Having recently toured to over 35,000 adoring fans with Beverley and Julia, Judie is very much looking forward to some intimate performances where she can deliver her songs with her unique and heartfelt sincerity.

Settle in for a truly beautiful evening.

£30 Music Cover Charge

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.

Having rocked audiences across the UK and Europe during 2019, Rhino’s Revenge will hit the road again in 2022.

The title of the new tour is taken from the Rhino’s Revenge song of the same name.  Played for the first time during the band’s December, 2018, shows, ‘Never Too Old’ has proved to be an instant, sing-along hit.

With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics and an element of the spontaneous unknown.  “I do like to surprise myself and everyone else by throwing in a song which we haven’t necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment,” he admits.

£25 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

Henley Jazz Workshop

World Jazz Royalty. Karen Sharp (sax), Max Brittain (Guitar). Dave Newton (Piano). Alex Garnett (Saxophone). 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

MICKY MOODY & PAPA GEORGE

Two of the world’s finest guitarists in an unplugged and plugged in evening of blues, blue grass, slide and early rock ‘n’ roll. A mesmerizing mixture of acoustic and electric blues ‘n’ roots favorites. A rare treat, two exquisite musicians unplugged and plugged in.

£25 Music Cover Charge

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

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS

Monday 29th November, Tuesday 30th November & Wednesday 1st December

Featuring the original 1960’s members John Steel & Micky Gallagher performing with Danny Handley & Roberto Ruiz. The Animals shook the world in 1964.

Back in 1957 John Steel along with fellow Animal co- founder Eric Burdon began plying their trade in and around their native Tyneside, by the early 1960’s they were backeted with the very best of British music- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, respected all over the world.

The Animals were also the second British band after the Beatles to top the American charts with their multi- million selling anthem “House of the Rising Sun” Crooked Billet shows witness all the Animals legendary numbers including ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place!’ ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’ ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and their multi- million selling anthem & number one hit across the world ‘House of The Rising Sun’

Full Regular Menu £35 Music Cover Charge

THE ANIMALS & FRIENDS

 

Monday 29th November, Tuesday 30th November & Wednesday 1st December

Featuring the original 1960’s members John Steel & Micky Gallagher performing with Danny Handley & Roberto Ruiz. The Animals shook the world in 1964.

Back in 1957 John Steel along with fellow Animal co- founder Eric Burdon began plying their trade in and around their native Tyneside, by the early 1960’s they were bracketed with the very best of British music- The Beatles, The Rolling Stones & The Yardbirds, respected all over the world.

The Animals were also the second British band after the Beatles to top the American charts with their multi- million selling anthem “House of the Rising Sun” Crooked Billet shows witness all the Animals legendary numbers including ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place!’ ‘Boom Boom’ ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ ‘Baby Let Me Take You Home’ ‘I Put a Spell on You’ and their multi- million selling anthem & number one hit across the world ‘House of The Rising Sun’

Full Regular Menu £35 Music Cover Charge

Judie Tzuke

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.

The Heart, Soul & Piano tour sees Judie performing some of her classic back catalogue with stunning new piano arrangements and accompanied by some of her favourite musicians.

Judie is one of the UK’s most beloved Singer/Songwriters having burst onto the music scene in 1979 with her evergreen standard ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’. Having released 21 albums, Judie is very much looking forward to performing a selection of deep cuts and fan favourites from throughout her career including “Ladies Night”, “For You”, “Come Hell Or Waters High” and the haunting “Bring The Rain”.

Having recently toured to over 35,000 adoring fans with Beverley and Julia, Judie is very much looking forward to some intimate performances where she can deliver her songs with her unique and heartfelt sincerity.

Settle in for a truly beautiful evening.

£30 Music Cover Charge

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.

Having rocked audiences across the UK and Europe during 2019, Rhino’s Revenge will hit the road again in 2022.

The title of the new tour is taken from the Rhino’s Revenge song of the same name.  Played for the first time during the band’s December, 2018, shows, ‘Never Too Old’ has proved to be an instant, sing-along hit.

With two albums of original material to its name – and a third currently in the making – Rhino’s Revenge brings songs from that repertoire to the stage alongside Quo favourites which Rhino has either written or co-written, some timeless rock classics and an element of the spontaneous unknown.  “I do like to surprise myself and everyone else by throwing in a song which we haven’t necessarily even rehearsed before, in the heat of the moment,” he admits.

£25 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.