Arnaud Stevens’ newly opened George & Dragon, West Wycombe

Discover the ultimate country destination – set in the picturesque National Trust village of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Owner and Head Chef Arnaud Stevens is delighted to announce the opening of the George and Dragon pub, restaurant and hotel was on May 1st.

Following the continued success of his restaurant Plate in Shoreditch, Arnaud is thrilled to open the doors of the George and Dragon and allow everyone to rediscover this incredible 17th century coaching inn, refurbished with 10 cosy guest bedrooms, restaurant and adjoining pub.

Working closely with local suppliers within the area, Arnaud allowed this to be his first inspiration to the G&D’s refreshed menu – Boasting game from E.J. Churchill amongst others, the offering centres around raw, flavourful produce and led to some of his most exciting dishes yet. Starting with the guinea fowl terrine with a green kraut relish, rich in flavour and accompanied perfectly by homemade G&D Sourdough bread with whipped creme fraiche better. Other delicious starters include the warming roast Cotswolds chicken soup with crispy sage dumplings and Cabernet Vinegar Marinated Beetroot with goat’s cheese.

Mains are split between sea, land and garden, with sea producing fresh roasted stone bass lemon, ginger and sprouting broccoli, land reimagining a classic with the Chuck & Brisket Burger on a brioche bun with cheddar cheese and pale ale mustard mayo and the garden offering pearl barley risotto with butternut squash and montgomery crispy buckwheat.

Sunday roasts are still at the heart of the George and Dragon and a favourite of Arnauds; this season will offer the Roast Herefordshire Beef, Cotswolds Chicken with sage & onion seasoning and the Gloucester Old Spot Pork Loin with ripe apple sauce and the crispiest crackling, all accompanied by seasonal vegetables.

The George and Dragon houses 10 individually designed en-suite guest rooms. A unique style combining eclectic antique furniture with the best of modern amenities, with rooms echoing the beautiful surroundings of the National Trust village. Rooms range from traditional four-poster beds to spacious family rooms, each taking advantage of the unique proportions of this storied building.

Known for his unique blend of French and British cooking deriving from his upbringing in the French Countryside, Arnaud is looking forward to utilising the best produce for the G&D, he adds ‘My team and I are extremely excited to be taking over the reigns at the George & Dragon – taking it in to its next chapter and reimagining some of the country favourites through our new food offerings, we can’t wait for everyone, including the residents of West Wycombe to come and experience it with us’.

George & Dragon, High St, West Wycombe, BUCKS, HP14 3AB