The Pointer- Brill

The Pointer- Brill

We live in a time where we are so accustomed to online shopping, the closest we get to selecting our fresh food is clicking “Add to basket.” We are so far removed from the origins of food these days, that it is refreshing to re-conceptualise the life cycle of our food. The Pointer is a celebration of the farm to fork journey of food, with its own farm, butchers, pub and restaurant. Starting the day at The Old Rectory Farm was an extraordinary experience. It was rather exciting being on the back of a trailer, sat on stacks of hay, to see herds of cows grazing in a field of beautiful buttercups. Getting up close and personal with piglets and the happy pigs roaming, it really put free range into perspective. The ethos at The Pointer, is all about good, ethical farming.

Wandering through the manicured lawns and herbaceous gardens, gardener Ken’s background at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons was clearly evident, from the pride and beauty of the gardens. Given free reign to pick and savour the fresh produce was an exhilarating novelty. The perfect, plump strawberries were sumptuous, juicy and perfectly sweet; definitely the best we have ever had. The small, yellow edible flowers, were peppery and mustardy. The fresh asparagus was surprisingly sweet and crispy. With an abundance of fruit, vegetables, endless rows of micro herbs these whet the appetite.

After nibbling our way through deliciousness in the greenhouses, expectations of two AA Rosette, Great British Menu chef Mini Patel were rather high. Set amongst meandering meadows, of the Chilterns, The Pointer is a quaint pub located in the centre of picturesque, historic village of Brill. The Pointer serves seasonal British food, utilising local produce from the farm and in house butchery. It’s all rather rustic and traditional, with a cosy log fire.


The vibrant salads were fantastically fresh. The charred asparagus exceptionally delicious. The succulent beef was served with a glistening glaze that was mouthwatering. The tender pork with apple sauce was a delight. The little bread rolls with fresh herbs was buttery and light. The strawberries and cream dessert was a sweet, summery pleasure.

The Pointer experience is unique and the food is simply outstanding. It is perfect for every occasion. They can easily accommodate up to 40 seated guests for a wedding, or up to 100 for a less formal occasion. We can’t wait to make any excuse to go back.

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The Pointer, 27 Church St, Brill, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9RT

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