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The Black Cat

Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
+44 1494 773966
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (10 reviews)
“chicken pie” (2 reviews)
“pudding” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
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1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a good meal and a friendly atmosphere from staff and hosts.good selection of beers etc. We visit on a regular basis.

Thank LeslieTra
Reviewed 1 April 2017

If you're looking for a decent old fashioned pub but with good food in an understated way, then this is the place. By saying there's nothing pretentious about it does not mean the food and service isn't good - it is. We had the home...More

Thank Badgerisimus
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to write a review of the Black Cat, Lye Green, we are delighted you like us and look forward to seeing you again. Old fashioned and traditional pub we are indeed but I take no responsibility for the Jimmy...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Having spent many hours looking for a location for a family birthday party in and around the Chesham area I was very pleased to have the Black Cat recommended to me. From my first contact with Louis the landlord I felt confident that it was...More

3  Thank clive s
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

What a lovely read, and thank you on behalf of The Black Cat team in taking the time to write a review of our Country Pub. We hope the birthday girl enjoyed her lovely 85th birthday and the generations of the family gathering in her...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've been walking to The Black Cat for years now for the occasional Sunday drink while the roast cooks at home. The pub is surrounded by fields and many great walks around the Chilterns. This week we dined and the food was fantastic. Traditional Sunday...More

1  Thank Leneke239
Elaine W, Manager at The Black Cat, responded to this review

The team at The Black Cat say thank you for taking the time to write a review of our Sunday Roasts and for your lovely feedback. A country pub, love the fields and walks around us too. Kindest regards Louis, Elaine and the Black Cat...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Excellent family lunch for 11 of us including 4 children. We were so well looked after by Elaine, Louis and the team. Definitively worth visiting for either just a drink or to eat, the roast was superb. Look forward to visiting again soon.More

Thank jk1577771
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to write a review of The Black Cat, families are always a pleasure to serve, lovely to see the generations all at the same table enjoying a meal together. look forward to your returning soon. Kind regards, Louis,...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A great traditional pub. A delicious freshly cooked lunch. Excellent value. We have lived nearby for 25 years but this is our first visit. Our loss..... we will be back!More

Thank ELGIVA
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to us at The Black Cat. we pride ourselves on keeping the pub traditional, with good beer and home cooked food. So pleased you have now found us, hopefully we will see you again...More

Reviewed 22 November 2016

5 of us called in for lunch on our way to giving a charity concert. We were "pushed" for time but experienced quick service which helped us tremendously. The food was excellent value and the bar lady helpful and polite. Overall an excellent experience. Highly...More

Thank TheRocket11
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for talking the time to write a review of The Black Cat, an excellent experience is lovely to read and I will pass on your comments to our fab team. Look forward to you returning, and may we hope your day continued in...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016

Taken to this pub by my partner's brother who lives nearby on my first visit to the UK. It was a horrible cold and rainy day, but the pub was warm and welcoming. The range of food on the menu was longer than most other...More

Thank Sten7981
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Black Cat with some great adjectives. Glad your visit was a pleasurable experience, with thanks from The Team

Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We love The Black Cat, Sunday lunch is our favourite - better than home cooked! Really lovely, welcoming place.

Thank Spendafortune
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of The Black Cat, always a pleasure to read such a positive statement, we love it too! Welcoming is a great word, will pass on to the Black Cat team too.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Black Cat for lunch on a family walk. Great value food from a traditional menu with good beers on tap. A small pub with mainly 50s music it's of its time but none the worse for that. Good service. We all...More

Thank Martyn B
Elaine W, Owner at The Black Cat, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write a review of The Black Cat, glad you enjoyed your walk and family meal together, we too are pleased you had good service and hope to see you again at our traditional little Country pub. The Black Cat...More

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John D
Do you have many fish dishes or serve Italian food ?
10 October 2016|
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Response from Sm1890 | Reviewed this property |
There is fishcakes, cod and scampi, prawn jacket potatoes and sandwiches, tuna jacket potatoes and sandwiches on the menu. The specials board which changes weekly very often has fish dishes on too for example a seafood... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lycrome Road | Lye Green, Chesham HP5 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1494 773966
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Description
The Black Cat is a traditional family-run public house steeped in History, It has cask marque real ales, maximum 5 scores on the doors kitchen and has gained the eat out eat well award promoting healthy eating.Good Beer guide 2009-present.
Set in a country lane, just on the outskirts of Chesham, (walkable across the fields, it prides itself on a warm welcome, a beautiful large garden with patio area and toys to keep the children happy, a large car park.