The Bricklayers Arms | Country pub with outstanding food in Flaunden

Beautiful 15th Century Grade II Listed Pub

The Bricklayers Arms is a quintessential Country Pub set in the most beautiful surroundings in the countryside of Flaunden. With nearby country walks over the hills of the Chess Valley, the Bricklayers Arms is the perfect place to stop after a walk. The pub itself is an 18th Century country pub, which is also within easy access of many major routes to London and the home counties.

Voted Hertfordshire Dining Pub of the Year for five years in a row including 2020 by The Good Pub Guide, the Bricklayers arms offers an exceptional food experience. Other notable recent accolades include Hertfordshire’s Tourism “Raising the Bar’ Award and an AA Rosette for “Culinary Excellence”.

The head chef is Claude Paillet and he has been at the Bricklayers Arms for over 15 years. Claude originally trained under Michelin Star chef Pierre Gagnaire. Claude's reputation is now well established as he cooks French and British classics with a twist of elegance in this beautiful English country pub.

The Bricklayers Arms offers an extensive wine list which features over 100 wines from all over the world. These wonderful wines also including exclusive and rare finds. The Bricklayers Arms is a freehouse that has been owned by the Michaels family for over 15 years. The pub is not too far from the Warner Bros Studios, Harry Potter World and the Grove Hotel, making it the ideal place for those seeking a country pub dining experience when visiting one of these attractions.

Lunch Menu

Italian mixed olives 4.95  Rustic breads 3.00

Starters & Light Plates 

Charcuterie Board for two to share 
Cold cured Mediterranean meats, mixed olives, cocktail gherkins (d), rustic bread & butter £16.95

Red pepper & scallops tempura, cauliflower puree, soy & sesame jus £12.95

Oxtail & Jerusalem artichoke terrine, confit shallots, herb Chantilly, toast £8.95

Pumpkin & purple potato cake, poached egg, English mustard cream (v) £8.45

Fresh Cornish White Crab, home smoked salmon, chive cream, blinis £8.95

Mushroom Feuilletté, puff pastry, calvados cream mushrooms, juliennes of vegetables (v) £15.95 | £7.95 

Chicken liver parfait, red onion jam, toasted seeded bread £8.95

Bricklayers Arms Home Smoked Fish Plate, crusty bread, tomato chutney £10.95 

Ballotine of sea trout, crab & crayfish, saffron cream £9.45

Today’s freshly made Soup (v) £6.95

Main Courses

Meat & poultry dishes are served with dauphinoise potatoes | Fish dishes are served with buttered new potatoes

21-Day Aged Fillet of Bedfordshire Beef, 
green peppercorn brandy cream or Mushroom port sauce £27.95

Duo of duck breast & confit leg (marinated in salt & duck fat), sweet & sour gooseberry jus £19.95

Slow cooked pork cutlet, cider jus, Mini pork & root vegetable pie (pastry top) with
black pudding & apple bonbons £18.95

Crab Thermidor, mini salad, skinny fries £23.95

Guinea Fowl leg, braised red cabbage, roasted nuts, cranberry jus £19.95

Slow roasted Lamb cannon, sweet breads & pine kernels on toast, purple sage jus £21.95

Chicken ballotine, leeks, melted mozzarella, basil pesto cream £17.95

Trio of Sea trout, haddock & lemon sole, soya bean chardonnay cream £19.95

Steamed fillet of Cod, nori crust, hollandaise, buttered new potatoes £20.95

Today’s risotto, served with a mixed leaf salad (v) £15.95 

Beef Burger, red Leicester cheese, home pickles, yoghurt & cranberry mayonnaise, fries, salad £16.45

Tring beer battered haddock fillet, homemade tartar sauce, peas, skinny fries, side salad £16.45

Steak & mushroom pie, pastry top, creamy mash, buttered vegetables £18.45

Wild boar & apple sausages, chive mash & red wine jus £13.95

Side Dishes (v)

Mixed leaf salad £3.50 
Sweet potato fries £4.45 
Skinny Fries £3.75 
French beans cooked in butter with shallot £4.75    
Fresh buttered vegetables £3.95

Creamed Spinach £4.75
Rocket with Smoked Cheddar shavings £4.25
Cauliflower béchamel Camembert cheese £5.95
Red & yellow baby vine tomatoes & red onion
salad with a whole grain mustard dressing £4.65

Food allergies and intolerances: before ordering, please speak to a member of staff about your requirements. 

(v) Vegetarian. Our kitchen contains traces of nuts. Many of our dishes may be adapted for gluten free or dairy free.
On tables of 6 or more or dining in the garden an optional 10% gratuity will be added. All staff gratuities go directly to the staff

Puddings

Winter berries baked cheesecake, strawberry sorbet £7.45
try with Monbazillac, Chateau Septy | 3.60 50ml

Dandelion & burdock sticky toffee pudding with date mascarpone & vanilla ice cream £6.95
try with Buitenverwachting 1769 Muscat | 6.20 50ml

Chocolate Fondant, Coconut sorbet (10mins) (gf, df) £7.95
try with Monbazillac, Chateau Septy | 3.60 50ml

Lemon & meringue slice on a biscuit base, blackcurrant sorbet £6.95
try with Straw Wine, 2017 Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, S.Africa 5.75 50ml

Blueberry, pear & almond tart, honeycomb ice cream £7.45
try with Black Muscat, Elysium, California 2015| 5.90 50ml

Banana brulee, biscotti biscuit £7.95
try with Dijon Rhubarb liqueur on ice 5.90 50ml

Selection of four British cheeses, biscuits & tomato chutney £9.45
Rachel Goats Cheese (Somerset) - semi-hard, rich & nutty
Stilton Blue cheese - Finn Brie (Herefordshire) - soft, double cream texture
Cornish Yarg - semi hard
try with Barros LBV Port £6.00 50ml /£10.00 100ml

Local Chiltern ice cream & Sorbets
Our ice creams & sorbets are all hand made.
Organic & natural ingredients are used without any additives or colourings

Ice creams are made with Guernsey cream & all are gluten free
2 scoops £4.95, 3 scoops £6.50

Ice Creams (gf):
Vanilla, Chocolate, Honeycomb, Pistachio
hazelnut & salted caramel, Candied fruit

Sorbets (gf, df):
Mango, Blackcurrant, Strawberry, Coconut, Lemon, Passion fruit

Some of our dishes may include traces of nuts. If you have any allergies, please ask for assistance

Dessert Wines                    

Wines are served by ½ bottle 100ml 50ml

Moscato (sparkling), Victoria, Australia 2014 £18.00    
Gordo & black muscat from old vine Muscat Vineyards. Refreshing, light & sparkling.

Monbazillac Chateau Septy. France 2013 £23.50 / £7.00 / £3.60    
Full-bodied, fabulously concentrated and intense, with a sweet inner-core of fruit.

Straw Wine, 2017 Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, S.Africa £36.00 /  £10.50  / £5.75
Lusciously sweet, yet still bright, fresh and complex, with aromas and flavours of dried apricots, orange peel and honey. Chenin blanc viognier & crouchoen grapes were dried on straw to concentrate their natural sugar and flavour and then fermented and matured in aged casks.

Black Muscat, Elysium, California 2015 £39.50  /  £11.50  /  £5.90 
Rose and lychee aromas arise from this black muscat grape. 
The resulting wine is intriguingly sweet & juicy yet well-balanced. Alc 15%

Buitenverwachting 1769 Muscat S.Africa 2014 £42.00  /  £12.20  / £6.20
This classical 2011 vintage Constantia dessert wine offers ripe apricot, melon, fynbos and apple like characters. The initial sensation is sweet, but due to crisp natural acids the wine has a firm and full finish. WoW!

Noble Reisling, Saint Clair, Marlborough, N. Zealand 2013 £65.00 (37.5cl)
Luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish. 
An enticing bouquet of soft dried apricot dipped in honey and underlying notes of orange blossom.

Tokaj, Sauska Late Harvest Cuvee, Hungary 2005 £55.00 (50cl btl) 
Luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish. 
An enticing bouquet of soft dried apricot dipped in honey and underlying notes of orange blossom.

Ice wine, Pelee island vidal, 
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada 2008 £98.00 (37.5cl)
Ice-wine is produced from grapes which are left on the vine in the autumn and then hand harvested in December and January when temperatures fall below -10 C and the grapes have frozen solid naturally on the vine concentrating the sugar. This dessert wine is lusciously sweet and smooth with rich, concentrated aromas of apricots and peaches.        

Coffees
Freshly ground Italian “Antica” beans
Cappuccino, Café Latte, Espresso 3.20 / £3.40 (double)

Teas
English Breakfast, Decaf English, Earl grey £2.60  
Fruit fusion & Herbal Teas £2.95

Fine Wines by The Glass

An added bonus is that the pub can offer a selection of these fine wines by the glass with thanks to the Coravin system. The Coravin Wine System is a system that enables you to have either red, white or rosé by the glass, enabling you to have different wines with every dish you are served. You can even pre-taste a vintage port then maybe serve it a week later at a celebration. This system enables you to pour that exclusive Merlot per glass without losing any of the flavour. The system enables you to try the wine to see if it is the has aged enough. If it hasn’t, you simply leave the bottle to age a little longer. This system has been enhanced with a hollow needle that penetrates the cork and the foil.  The wine is poured via the needle. The space created within the bottle, by the same needle, is filled with argon gas. As a result, oxidation will not occur, and the wine won’t become acidic. A fantastic system enabling you to enjoy these fine wines a glass at a time.

Treat someone special

The Bricklayers Arms offers gift vouchers. For a special birthday, wedding gift, anniversary or if you just want to say thank you. What a way to say it than with a delicious meal, in a cosy pub set in the gorgeous Chilterns. You can follow the link on the Bricklayers Arms website. The pub also has a list of special offers and events on it's 'News from the Inn' section. You can be part of the mailing list too for the latest goings on.

Meetings

The Bricklayers Arms has fantastic facilities for meetings whether corporate or otherwise. A breakfast meeting, annual progress meeting for lunch with partners, however large or small the pub caters for all meetings.

Special Offer: Midweek Prix Fixe Menu

  • Monday - Thursday / Lunch & Dinner / Friday Lunch
  • Two Courses £22
  • Three Courses £27

Coarse oxtail terrine wrapped in pancetta, pickled fennel, toast

Moules mariniere

Butternut squash, roasted peppers & red Leicester croquette, English mustard cream (v)

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Shredded lamb shoulder, root vegetable puree, juniper berry jus, dauphinoise potatoes

Steamed haddock medallion, leek chardonnay sauce, buttered new potatoes

Kale, sugar snap & pea risotto, tomato coulis, leaf salad (v)

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Coconut ‘bounty’, passionfruit sorbet

Vanilla crème brûleé

Warm waffle, caramel drizzle, honeycomb ice cream

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Additional Sides:

Mixed leaf salad | 3.50
Dauphinoise potatoes | 3.95
Fresh buttered vegetables | 3.95
Cauliflower béchamel & camembert cheese | 5.95
Red & yellow baby vine tomatoes & red onion salad, grain mustard dressing | 4.65
French beans cooked in butter with shallots | 4.75
Creamed spinach | 4.75

Food allergies and intolerances: before ordering, please speak to a member of staff about your requirements.

On tables of 6 or more or dining in the garden an optional 10% gratuity will be added. All staff gratuities go directly to the staff.

An inexpensive way to dine midweek when you just fancy something a little more special. Booking advisable.

Find us:

The Bricklayers Arms, Hog Pits Bottom, Flaunden, Hertfordshire, HP3 0PH. The Bricklayers Arms is in the small village of Flaunden, which is between Bovingdon, Chipperfield, Chenies and Sarratt. It can be quite an adventure trying to find us on your first visit, but that’s what makes it all the more special once you find us. Satnav, use post code HP3 0PH.

 

Country pub with outstanding food in Flaunden
Country pub with outstanding food in Flaunden

Opening Times

  • Mon 12am - 11pm
  • Tue 12am - 11pm
  • Wed 12am - 11pm
  • Thur 12am - 11pm
  • Fri 12am - 12pm
  • Sat 12am - 12pm
  • Sun 12am - 10.30pm

Additional info:

Open Bank Holidays

Country pub with outstanding food in Flaunden

Facilities

  • Private Hire
  • Wi-Fi
  • Disabled Access
  • Country Location
  • Free Parking
  • Serves Food
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating