Pubs in Milton Keynes

Drinking the best ale and ciders in Milton Keynes is the goal of many visitors. True, British pubs offer ample opportunity to drink and be merry with friends and family. From large pubs that tourists frequent to small, well-known pubs that are often overlooked by tourists, we’ll discuss pubs for every occasion.

Bull & Butcher

The Bull & Butcher is a pub on Aylesbury Street that offers delightful food and a fully stacked bar for gusts to frequent. The restaurant underwent extensive renovations to offer a pub that locals visit often.

Located in the heart of the community Bull & Butcher offers fun, drinks and food for everyone.

Guests are free to bring their dog along to the garden to drink ale alongside their furry friends. The venue also offers:

  • Entertainment
  • Live sports
  • Live music

Food starts to be served at noon and is served until 9PM Monday – Friday. Prices are affordable, and local favorite beers are on tap, including:

  • Pedigree
  • Cask Ale
  • Wines
  • Spirits

Guests can walk in and sit at the bar, or pull up a chair and sit at a table. A kid’s menu is offered, too. The menu includes starters, breakfast, fish, burgers, meals for two, battered cod and chips and a variety of other British cuisine.

The menu also includes hot drinks, such as coffee, tea and espresso.

Burnt Oak Milton Keynes

The Burnt Oak is on Shenley Brook End in Milton Keynes. The pub is open most days from 12pm – 11:30pm. Guests are greeted at the pub with a warm welcome, and the community often frequents the pub for a quick drink after work.

Burnt Oak is a great two-for-one, with the pub being a chain that’s part of Marston’s.

Guests who visit the pub will be able to drink some of the finest beers in town, including:

  • Marston’s
  • Banks’s
  • Jennings
  • Shipyard
  • Lancaster Bomber
  • Mansfield

There are also numerous exclusive brands available, too. This is a cheap and cheery pub that offers one of the best nut roasts in town. The food is superb, with ample starters, mains and desserts for guests to pick among.

This is a pub that offers great value for the money.

Guests who want quick service should avoid going too late at night, as the bar does get busy. Expect to wait more than a few minutes to be served or seated if you go on a Friday night during the busy time.

The Dolphin

The Dolphin is a quaint pub located on Whaddon Way. Family- and dog-friendly, the pub prides themselves on offering traditional English food and drinks with great service. Reasonable prices keep guests coming back to The Dolphin, while the family-run pub offers the best local musical groups up for entertainment.

Guests will also be entertained with:

  • Darts
  • Snooker
  • Karaoke
  • And more.

There’s always something fun and exciting going on at The Dolphin. The interior of the pub is very modern with comfortable chairs and cute, small tables. There is also a dedicated bar area with barstools.

The bar offers:

  • Bottled and draft beers
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

This is a traditional English pub that has a friendly atmosphere, great food and excellent entertainment. The restaurant serves: breakfast, lunch and evening meals. The Sunday lunch is the best, with large portions and great prices.

Guests will be spoiled with traditional pub fare made in-house. The entire pub and bar area is wheelchair accessible and family friendly. Function rooms are provided for corporate events as well as weddings.

This is a great pub that’s located on the outskirts of the city.

Don’t let the exterior of the pub stop you from entering. While the exterior is underwhelming, the interior is top-notch.

The Kensington

The Kensington is on Kensington Drive and aims to make every visit memorable. The Kensington offers a sizzling flame grill with traditional pub classics. The menu features something for everyone’s tastes, from French fries to onion rings, slabs of meat, crispy chicken strips and soups of the day.

Sports coverage is live in the venue to entertain adults, while there’s an outside play area for kids to enjoy.

Good old-fashioned pub fare is offered at a good price. There is a bar with an ample selection of ale to choose from.

Deals are often posted outside with drink specials available.

Guests who have been in town before may remember this pub as The Gerbe. The venue changed names a few years ago, yet they still offer scrumptious British fare to all guests. The pub offers great prices for beer, and the atmosphere is family-friendly.

The regulars are often friendly.

The Kensington was refurbished with a new menu and a welcoming atmosphere. The outside is underwhelming, but the true magic happens inside when guests walk through the refurbished building. High quality food at a fair price with cheap drinks is what you can expect from the Kensington.