Review on The Crooked Billet
An immaculately thatched pub in Newton Longville, a quiet village within easy reach of Milton Keynes, the Crooked Billet still feels a bit like a well-tended local hostelry - although the menus and wine list tell a different story.
Lunches are served in the traditional beamed bar, where the repertoire runs from up-market sandwiches to Wild boar sausage roll with home-made brown sauce or beer battered haddock, chips, crushed peas and tartare sauce. The restaurant opens for more ambitious evening meals that extend the kitchen's eclectic repertoire to - say - smoked haddock alachini, chargrilled toast, granny smith salsa and bloody mary mayo or seared scallops, crispy pork belly, celeriac and apple. Main courses take in dishes in the shape of Gressingham duck breast, scallion rosti, bok choi and spiced plum jus or Brixham haddock, home smoked cheddar rarebit, crushed new potatoes and spinach. There are tempting desserts to close the show, witness salted caramel cheesecake, glazed banana and peanut praline or a sticky toffee pudding paired with vanilla ice cream.
There's a carefully compiled wine list to complement the food with several options available by the glass.
The Crooked Billet is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 9.00pm Sat) (12.00 - 5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Fri
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express