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 Guide

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Modern British

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

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Facilities at The Crooked Billet

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 50 covers
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Crooked Billet
2 Westbrook End
Newton Longville
MK17 0DF

Customer Ratings on The Crooked Billet

3.3  / 5

Based on 2 reviews

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  • avatar
    Kate Lakin
    July 2017

    8 people found this review helpful
    Lacklustre experience

    Lovely pub and ambience
    Staff friendly and welcoming
    Lighting poor and spots were dark, not cosy!
    Menu is not clear what it's trying to create as a dining experience! so very disappointed
    Kedgree was boiled rice, with micro-waved fish on top? And an over dose of curry powder!
    Most of mezzo was over fried or cooked and tasteless!
    I suggest the "chef" and management team go back to the drawing board, and work out who your target diners are, and what you can cook properly!!! The menu is a list of random dishes.....
    It's a shame as it's not good pub grub or gastro pub grub! Good luck!

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  • avatar
    February 2015

    18 people found this review helpful
    A relaxing Friday lunch

    This was our second visit since under new management and we really love the place.
    It was cold and damp outside and as soon as you step in through the door you feel the warmth of a crackling fire and a friendly welcome from Alan behind the bar.

    First time I had the fish and chips (well it was Friday), and gosh what a wonderfully cooked chunk of moist white fish and heavenly crispy batter. The hand cut chips were large but oh such a tasty treat.

    This time I had "Pollards" sausages and mash. It arrived in a gorgeous white ribbed bowl and tasted like a food hug.

    The sauvingnon blanc from New Zealand is delicious, just the right amount of citrus kick.

    Very friendly staff and clientele.

    Will definitely visit again soon.

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