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The first pint served on the property was in 1827, although it only became The Firecrest pub in 1998. Originally known as The Half Way House, The Firecrest is situated in its own beautiful gardens on the outskirts of Wendover, near Aylesbury.
Historians say that the infamous Highway Man also used to use the pub as a stop off!
Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, as well as the selection of hand-picked cask ales and fine wines served at our bar.
Whether you’re planning dinner with friends, Sunday lunch with the family or just a well-earned pint after taking your four-legged friend for a walk — book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.
Picture this: a warm, inviting country pub, nestled in the heart of your local community, brimming with character and charm. Welcome to Vintage Inns in Aylesbury, where tradition meets modern comforts to offer you an unforgettable experience.
At Vintage Inns, we believe that great food is at the heart of every great pub experience. Our chefs take pride in crafting classic country pub meals, each plate a testament to our love for hearty, wholesome food. From our signature dishes mouthwatering Sunday roasts, our menu is as varied as it is delicious. Sign up to our email club to be the first to hear of any future exclusive offers.
The Firecrest, which served its first pint in 1827, is handy for visitors from The Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury and there is an attractive walk along the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal.
If you’re lucky you might be able to spot a famous face or two when you visit us. Racing driver Jackie Stewart and Del Boy himself, David Jason, are frequent visitors.
Ghosts and ghouls are rumoured to visit us on occasion, Ian is our resident ghost – will you spot him on your visit?
What’s a pub without a fantastic selection of drinks? At Vintage Inns, we've curated an impressive range of cask ales and fine wines to tempt even the most discerning of palates. From traditional, locally-brewed ales to a world-class selection of wines, there's something for everyone at The Firecrest. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you find your perfect pour. Speaking of our staff: we’re always looking for new people to join our Vintage family - check out our jobs page for the latest vacancies.
The Firecrest is a dog friendly pub in Wendover.
We welcome four legged friends and have water and treats available
to ensure they're as comfortable as you are during your visit!
Dogs are allowed in the bar area of our pub, as this is the most friendly environment
for you and your four-legged friends to feel relaxed, safe, and happy at all times during your visit.
For those interested in politics, you’ll be interested to know that Chequers, the Prime Minister’s residence is located very close to the pub!
RAF Halton is also close to us at The Firecrest, as are some truly beautiful walking routes, such as Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill.
Not only do we have a range of delicious food and drink at the Firecrest, but we’re also lucky enough to be surrounded by the stunning Chilton Hills, so there’s no shortage of beautiful views to appreciate.
Call The Firecrest on: 01296 628041
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