What’s it all about?
The Bull and Butcher is a lovely traditional English pub in the beautiful village of Turville, just past Hambledon. It’s a very popular place to walk. We’ve only explored a very limited area around the pub as our 2.5yr old insists on walking but hasn’t much stamina yet!
There are 2 short walks which i’d recommend.
Beech Woods Loop (taken from the Olde Bell pubs website) Approx 20mins
From the Bull & Butcher, walk past church north out of the village. Take first left after The Vicarage as you enter the woods. Follow footpath around outside of field towards the bench where a short rest can be taken to take in the beautiful views of the windmill and the Chiltern Ridge from Stokenchurch. Adjacent to the bench is a path taking you back towards the village over a style and through some woodland. Over another style and into a field with views across the Hambleden Valley. Walk down the hill to the left, over the style and left through a gate into some light woodland. This path brings you back into the village from the School end.
On this walk you are quite close to the Barn Cafe – worth visiting especially if you like Land Rovers and conceptual art!
We have only explored up to the Windmill and back again but there is loop via Fingest which takes approx 40mins. Find out about this here.
The Windmill walk is quite steep but not that far. Also note that you can’t actually go in the windmill or approach it directly (you have to squeeze through a fence to get a good view of it at the top!). That said, the walk is worth it, not least for the fun that can be had running down the hill on the way back!
The Bull and Butcher is great in summer and winter. Enjoy the beer garden in the summer and open fires inside in the winter. It’s open every day for lunch and dinner but check out their opening times here www.thebullandbutcher.com/