History of the Inn

The Pheasant, is a 17th Century coaching inn, located on the Hampshire, Berkshire border. Her history is a little vague but from what we can gather, she began life as a row of cottages before becoming the inn you see today. It is thought that the yew tree which sits just off to the side of the pub, was planted at around the same time that the building was built.

The pubs original name was the Pheasant, before it was changed to the Yew tree in the 1980s, which it was then known as up until the 10th July 2019 when we took over, and reverted the name back to what it was historically.

If you have any more information on our historic inn, we would love to hear from you via email or telephone.

Who we are

Hi there! We are Billy & Ryan. We took over the Pheasant in July 2019, after working for the company who own the freehold for over 10 years. We have worked in hospitality our entire lives and are passionate about serving excellent, locally sourced fare in a homely, comfortable environment. We are extremely lucky to have a wonderful team alongside us, many of whom have worked with us previously… so I guess that means we can’t be that bad!

What we are about

We are passionate about hospitality, it really is our life and believe strongly in supporting other local business’s where ever possible. You’ll find lots of local, seasonal produce on both our food and drink menus. We love a bit of a forage so don’t be shocked if you see us picking blackberries or wild garlic in and around the local area. 

Our aim is to ensure that the Pheasant is as sustainable and environmentally friendly as it possibly can be, by supporting causes like Carbon free dining, reducing our waste, removing mini plastic toiletries from our bedrooms and stocking products such as the Flawsome! Juices or Rubies in the rubble, who both save “ugly” fruit and veg from being discarded.

Overall though, we just want to serve you lovely people, some great food in a cosy, comfortable environment.