Great Lunch Spots in Aylesbury, Thame, and Leighton Buzzard

For real comfort, tasty food, and warm atmosphere, we highly recommend the next few locations.

In later stages of life, social interaction becomes crucial to our physical and mental health. Elderly people are extremely vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation, which can have negative impact on their wellbeing.

A great way to make elderly’s day brighter can be as simple as inviting them to their favourite restaurant.

Enjoy quality time with a family member or friend and creating lifetime memories. Here is our list of great lunch spots in or around Aylesbury.

The Bottle & Glass

Located in Gibraltar Village. The Bottle & Glass is a mid 19th century thatched place. A country pub, maintaining a high-end standard throughout, serving tasty food and traditional ales. Their kitchen leads continuous tasteful seasonal menus, focused on locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

A warm and friendly environment, burning log fire for everyone to feel cosy and comfortable during the winter months. Nice and accommodating outdoor area with fire pits to assure great experience throughout the year.

Have a memorable lunch and start with Soup of the Day, Ham Hock & Cotswold Chicken Terrine, Tiger Prawn, Crayfish & Crab Cocktail or Whole Baked Camembert.

Try Homemade Chicken Kyiv, Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne or spice up with Kerala Chicken Curry. If you prefer sea food, you’ve got a choice of Breaded Wholetail Whitby Scampi and Home Oak Smoked Fisherman Pie. Let’s not forget the classic Saunderton Gammon, Dinton Farm Free Range Eggs & Hand Cut Chips.

Don’t miss out on their tasty sandwiches, including Herefod Steak, Atlantic Prawn & Crayfish, Crispy Spiced Chicken and delicious Jacket Potatoes.

To see their full menu, click here. Wheelchair accessible and disabled car parking available as well. Find The Bottle & Glass Location

Three Horseshoes

A traditional, family pub situated within the centre of the village of Towersey. A great place to relax and enjoy your meal in a warm, friendly atmosphere. You can find dining area, bar and a beautiful newly refurbished garden for everyone to visit throughout the year. Due to the variety of different preferences, there is a selection of menus to suit everyone’s requirements.

Speaking about traditional, you can enjoy the classic Fish and Chips, Gammon Ham and double egg, or Scampi and Chips. If you love International Cuisine and you are a spicy food person they’ve got you all covered. From Korean Gochujang Coated Chicken to Thai Yellow Chicken Curry all served with rice, and let’s not forget their mouth-watering Homemade Chilli Con Carne. From the grill specials you can choose a Steak Burger or 28 Day Aged Sirloin Steak. Plenty of vegetarian & vegan options as well. They serve lunchtime light bites and Jacket potatoes from 12.00pm-2.30pm. To see their full menu click here.

Find Three Horseshoe on Chinnor Rd, Towersey, Thame OX93QY

The Bugle Horn

An amazing pub, located in Hartwell. The Bugle Horn was a farmhouse, but during the early 1800s is used as a wine store for Hartwell House where Louis XVIII lived there in exile. The pubs name comes from the fossils of the same name seen in The Bugle Horn’s walls.

Today The Bugle Horn is a country pub, serving delicious old classics like Fish & Chips, and new seasonal dishes including the Steak Frites and the Lamb Shepherd’s Pie. The All Day Menu includes Gammon Steak, Chicken & Vegetable Penang Curry, Rich Beef & Red Wile Lasagne, as well as new dishes, created from their talented chefs such as Beef Chianti Casserole and Duo of Lamb. Enjoy Country Chicken Sandwich, Steak Frites, Cod Fish Finger Sandwich from their lunch menu, which is served until 5pm. Don’t forget to check out their Stone-baked Pizzas and Burgers.

To see their full menu click here.

You can enjoy a memorable lunch either in their gardens in a sunny day, or by the log fires during the winter season. The pub is wheelchair accessible and it’s a great place to visit with elderly friend or loved one.

You can find The Bugle horn on Oxford Rd, Hartwell, Aylesbury HP178QP.

The Stag at Mentmore

Lovely community-owned pub, established in 1847. The Stag has a long history and it’s been “a destination for foodies, near and far, for many years”. They are open from Wednesday to Sunday, serving delicious, fresh meals, light bites, brunch, homemade cakes and drinks. Recently refurbished to provide warm and relaxing atmosphere which makes it a great place to meet with elderly friends or loved ones.

Passionate about providing the best quality food, their plates are full of fresh, locally sourced produce. Seasonal menus with variety of choice will cater for specific dietary requirements as well. Treat yourself with delicious Sticky braised Longhorn Beef, Turkey Ballotine stuffed with a Pork, Sage and Apple Stuffing, Roasted Cauliflower Steak or Cod Loin Fillet. Have you thought about Mouth-watering Light bites, served at lunch time such as Local Pork, Cranberry and Sage Sausage roll or Smoked salmon Ciabattas? The Head Chef Eddy is ready to deliver plates full of taste and personality.

You can find The Stag at Mentmore at The Grn, Mentmore, Leighton Buzzard LU70QF.

The Woolpack Stoke Mandeville

A premium pub, bar and restaurant, The Woolpack is a great destination for long, lazy dining with a special someone. It has a mixture of modern and traditional décor so their guests will have relaxed and have a memorable experience.

Dive into a tasty selection of seasonal menus, inspired by international cuisine and comforting classic dishes. There is a wide range of salads, vegetarian and vegan options as well. Posh Fish Finger Sandwich with Tempura-battered cod, Chargrilled Gammon Steak & Fried Eggs, Rotisserie Half Chicken or Sweet Potato Massaman Curry are only few dishes from the lunch menu that will amaze you. All Day menu includes delicious starters, sharers, pizzas, mains, rotisserie & grill, burgers & salads. On sunny days you can find their sun-drenched beer garden for a spot of al fresco dinning.

Wheelchair accessible and specious car park. Situated in the village of Stoke Mandevile, three miles from Aylesbury. You can find The Woolpack Stoke Mandeville on The Woolpack, 21 Risborough Road, Aylesbury HP225UP

As we get older, companionship becomes more essential to prevent loneliness and social isolation. Spending time with your elderly loved ones, having conversations, creating new memories together, or simply taking them out for lunch ensures better mental health and well-being.

If you live far from the seniors in your life or are unable to check in with them as often as you would like to, find out more about Home Instead Aylesbury Vale and North East Oxfordshire Services and let us know if we can help.

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