|Beer: ||It says outside that it is "An Alehouse", I know it does. Inside a measly two on offer - Chiltern Ale, their cooking beer. Well kept, good flavour but only 3.7%. Also, Rebellion Smuggler. Better ABV at 4.2%, seemingly well kept but cold, possibly to disguise the usual Rebellion twang.|
|Not beer: ||L & S priced at a fairly weighty £2 a pint with cola coming in at £2.50 which seems about average for that particular concoction. As usual, our choccy expert Aud sampled this and pronounced it to be fair but not top of the tree.|
|Food ||A solid showing. Very decent quantities of well cooked, tasty spud bits, well supported by a plentiful supply of condiments. Mr. Chips, back from the U.S. of A kept quiet whilst turning the usual chip hoover to maximum.|
|Hashmosphere ||Instructions to park at the far end of the car park were followed, this to allow room for a surfiet of customers which, I believe, numbered six! However, a welcoming venue with a pleasant, warm interior and decent service.|
The Harte & Magpies is situated next to the HST (high speed traffic) route between Beaky & Amersham on which passing the pub at less than 65 is seen as being positively wimpish. It is an old establishment, well thought of for a good blow out at reasonable prices and frequent host to car clubs, ramblers parties & live bands. Boasting old pews, booths and snug corners it is most welcoming. Don't, however, look at the Christmas menu without prior reference to your cash forecast!