Eating Local

Quality local food

The Chiltern Society is passionate about supporting local eateries and food producers. An abundance of high quality pubs, farmers markets, farm shops, breweries and wineries enhance the Chilterns experience for local people and visitors alike.

Given the growing public interest in the quality of our food, we are keen to encourage these pioneers of artisan food and drink.

We want to encourage you to celebrate and enjoy the fantastic range of local food and drink on offer in the Chilterns, so in 2013 we launched our Food and Drink Award, which has now become a highly anticipated annual event. Over the last few years we have given awards to Chiltern Farm Shops, Tea Shops, Favourite Walkers’ and Cyclists’ Pubs and Artisan Bread Makers. Last year we put the spotlight on Craft Beer created by our local microbreweries, whilst this year is all about our new favourite mealtime- brunch! 

We want you to tell us where you love to brunch in the Chilterns. To nominate please click here and tell us about your preferred brunch spot, with a few words to explain why you enjoy eating there and what your favourite menu choices are.

Our Top Ten

Previous winners



Tea Shop Award

Overall winner:
House of High Tea, Berkhamsted.



Walkers’ & Cyclists’ Pub Award

Overall winner:
The Highwayman Inn, near Checkendon.



Real Bread Award

Overall winner:
The Rex, Little Chalfont.



Craft Beer Award

Overall winner:
Tring Brewery, Tring.