The Hind's Head

Type:Michelin Star

High Street, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2AB

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The Hind's Head


The Hinds Head is a Michelin Star pub based in the centre of the beautiful village of Bray. Renowned for its hospitality and exceptional food, it been owned by Heston Blumenthal since October 2004.

Dating from the 1400s the Hinds Head is a ‘proper pub’, oak beams set the scene and personality, offering guests comfort and character with a great mix of space; with nooks to nestle in and plenty of room to meet up with a crowd.

Relaxed dining areas have been created that reflect the fact that this is still a pub, it oozes originality, exposed beams are plentiful (especially by the bar) with banquettes in the West Room to take in larger groups for dining. Bar snacks can be enjoyed outside on the terrace during the summer months.

Menus offer a combination of seasonal fare and dishes that reflect the venues colourful lineage as well as Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with Britain's gastronomic history. Food here is fuelled by the imagination, combining top quality ingredients to create a menu we are proud to serve; classics, such as oxtail pudding and quaking pudding are firm favourites along with the signature scotch egg and popular fish and triple cooked chips, with Sunday roasts, and set menu specials served during the week.

Upstairs the Royal Lounge provides a quieter more intimate area, this is a space that captures the character of its historical setting, with comfy seating, where you can expect to find some quirky décor.

There is also a private dining area ‘The Vicars Room’ where guests can enjoy an atmospheric experience, here the tall vaulted ceiling, bespoke hand crafted lighting, and centre piece table seating up to 22 guests takes you right back in time, this space is available to book for special events, weddings, meetings and feasting events.

The Hinds Head was named the Michelin Pub Guide's "Pub of the Year’’ in 2011 it went on to gain its Michelin Star in 2013, it has held this ever since.


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  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians - Please mention at time of booking
  • Food High Grading
  • Licensed
  • Outdoor eating area - The terrace is open during the summer for bar snacks, tables cannot be booked
  • Private dining areas - The Vicar’s Room seats up to 22 people
  • Serve evening meal - We are not open on Mondays
  • Serve lunch - We are not open on Mondays
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - Please mention at time of booking
  • Traditional Sunday Roast

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children of all ages welcome
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cask Ales
  • Chef
  • Conference facilities - Meeting facilities
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - In the bar area only
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Local Produce
  • Number of covers - 135
  • Number of people seated - 135
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Pets accepted - In the bar area only
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Wine Selection
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • Off site parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining - Bar snacks on the terrace during the summer



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • GMH1984
      Trip Type:
      A wonderful experience. The team and food offering is just so very quintessentially English. An outstanding experience.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 11th June 2024
      The team and food offering is brilliant. A Michelin star has never been more deserved. Lunch or dinner or both! it’s a wonderful place to dine and drink. Read full review
    • cmhmd
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      Very good, if not great first Michelin dining experience.
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 12th June 2024
      First, this is a beautiful, historic pub and restaurant. I would kill for this to be my local! Second, staff were all great! Now, the review of the meal. We had the Scotch Egg and Devils on... Read full review
    • Poorhorseowner
      Trip Type:
      An absolute favourite.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 12th June 2024
      This place never fails to impress. It’s a friendly pub that serves the very best food. Always has been excellent and I look forward to visiting again. Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Lounge and bar opening hours (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    Tuesday - Saturday11:30 - 23:00
    Sunday11:30 - 17:00
    Restaurant opening hours (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    Tuesday11:30 - 23:00
    Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 14:00
    18:00 - 20:45
    Sunday12:00 - 16:00

    * Tuesday (Bar, Bar Menu only). Closed Mondays.

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