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News - Hinds Head, Bray

02 Feb


Valentine’s Day in the Warm Intimacy of the Hinds Head


We’ll be serving an exquisite 4 course menu for dinner, created especially for the occasion – each dish carefully sculpted with romance in mind.


Succulent scallops with sweet figs and Alsace bacon; crisp scotch egg with rich Blythburgh pork and velvety quails egg; delicate turbot with smoked anchovies, cider butter sauce and mussels…


There is no better way to romance than with food.


4 course set dinner menu – £78.50
À la carte menu served during lunch


Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

06 Sep


Christmas Group-Booking Menus

We don’t want you to miss out on a Christmas festivity at The Hinds Head, so we are now taking bookings for the merry period!

We offer 3 and 5 course menus from £52 per person. Have a little look to see which you might prefer:-


Hinds Head Christmas Menu 3 Course

Hinds Head Christmas Menu 5 Course


Group Bookings

We can accommodate groups of up to 12 guests in our main restaurant


Private Dining

Our private dining options are available within our Vicars Room and Royal Room, both also beautifully decorated in classical seasonal decor.


  • Our completely private Vicars Room accommodates up to 22 guests on one table, and up to 30 guests on three separate tables.
  • Our larger Royal Room accommodates up to 50 guests.


Please call our Reservations team to book in advance 01628 626151.


06 Sep


Monkey Spoon Cocktail Club

The Hinds Head

This month’s Cocktail Masterclass will focus on the American Classics!

Bringing New York-bar charisma to our quintessentially English pub, our expert barman will demonstrate how the great American cocktail classics are constructed with style.


Date: Friday 30th September

Cost: £25 per person


Further dates include:

28th October – Dessert Cocktails

25th November – Cocktail Dinner (£65 per person to include dinner)

30th December – Bubbles from around the world


19 Aug


Christmas at The Hinds Head

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking reservations for our exclusive private dining Vicars and Royal Room, as well as the main restaurant for your Christmas celebrations. With exposed timbers, our atmospheric and dedicated rooms provide the perfect backdrop to celebrate the festive season with colleagues, family or friends.

For group bookings there is a choice of three or five course menus starting from £52 per person.

For more information or to discuss a potential booking, please call Reservations on 01628 626151.

Hinds Head Christmas


09 Aug


Mushroom Foraging

Mushroom Foraging Berkshire

Let expert Matt Dorich lead you on a rich day of discovery into the wonderful world of wild mushrooms…

Briefly meeting at the Hinds Head, you’ll set off via coach to a local woodland where your foraging adventure will begin. With Matt’s guidance, you’ll collect a range of edible fungi and even enjoy a quick forest snack of scrambled egg and wild mushrooms.

With your baskets full, you’ll return to the Hinds Head for a unique mushroom-inspired lunch prepared by our Head Chef for this special event.

Date: 16th October 2016
Price: £110 per person

Please call our Reservations team on 01628 621 936 if you are interested in booking a place.

09 Aug


Monkey Spoon Cocktail Club

The Hinds Head

Cocktail enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that we are resuming our very popular, monthly cocktail masterclass.

This month’s cocktail theme is Gin, where our expert barman Sam will teach you how to make three unique gin cocktails creations.

Date: Friday 26th August
Cost: £25 per person


Further dates include

30th September – American Classics

28th October – Dessert Cocktails

25th November – Cocktail Dinner (£65 per person to include Dinner)

30th December – Bubbles from around the world

28 Jun


The Hinds Head through the ages

Early Thirties Hinds Head Bray

Historic Hinds Head >> WATCH >>

27 May



Gourmet-Ski Courmayeur – 17 to 20 March 2017, Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

Now in its fourth consecutive year, the Gourmet-Ski experience is an opportunity, curated by Heston Blumenthal, to experience two incredible dinners exclusively created for the event by three of the greatest UK chefs, prepared in rustic mountain settings.

The chefs will devise dishes for menus that are unique to the event, blending their personal styles with the rustic settings and mountain produce. Chefs for 2017 invited by Heston are Sat Bains, Clare Smyth and Claude Bosi.

See photos from previous Mountain Gourmet Ski events with Heston & how to book >> 


20 May


A selection of starters from our A La Carte menu

The A la Carte selection of starters at The Hinds Head currently includes (clockwise from top left);

Terrine of Pork and Cumbrian Ham, Piccalilli. For this dish we use four types of pork – Ham Hock, Air-dried Cumbrian Ham, Tenderloin and Pork Rillette – and pistachios and baby leek wrapped with Savoy cabbage and accompanied by piccalilli.  The tenderloin is prepared using a traditional method of making ham where it is brined and rubbed with spices. The overall flavour of this dish is a classic combination of cider and ham hock, pork and leek.

Pan Fried Scallops, Celery, Walnuts, Monks Beard, Compressed Apple and Langoustine Oil. Hand dived pan seared scallops from Orkney (Scotland). The dish is based on the famous Waldorf salad flavour combination. Monks Beard is one of the British Isles’ native seaweeds.

Tea-smoked Salmon with Sour Cream Butter, Soda Bread. One of our signature dishes, the salmon is cold smoked in-house with Lapsang Souchong, a Chinese smoked tea. The smoke moves through a layer of ice before hitting the salmon which preserves texture and gives a more delicate flavour. Served on homemade soda bread with sour cream butter and dill pickled cucumber.

The wonderful Devils on Horseback – prune soaked in Armagnac, injected with mango chutney, wrapped in pancetta and cooked under the grill. A close relative of Angels on Horseback this is a 19th century (Victorian) variation.  Believe it or not oysters used to be food for the poor and the prunes were for the more wealthy!

…and our famous Scotch Egg. A soft boiled quail’s egg wrapped in sausage meat, double coated in Panko breadcrumbs. The tiny egg has been through three different cooking methods by the time it is served (boiling water, deep frying and oven) and yet it remains perfectly runny. Served with a mustard mayonnaise dip, our Scotch egg has been on the menu since the restaurant opened and remains a Hinds Head signature dish.


Our full A la Carte menu >>

Call the Reservations team on 01628 626 151


Starters at The Hinds Head


10 May


Afternoon Tea at The Hinds Head

Afternoon Tea at The Hinds Head


Call our Reservations team on

01628 626 151

to make your booking for seating at 3pm or 3:30pm.

**Online booking may show no more availability for tables of two, but tables of 3 and 4 are still available – do call us if you can’t meet your requirements online**


On Sunday 12th June 2016 we are excited to be presenting a very special Afternoon Tea here at The Hinds Head, Bray.

The Afternoon Tea is in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday and Head Chef János Veres has been working with the recipe development team to come up with an offering of familiar and surprising treats for the eyes and taste buds.

This very special event would make a lovely gift for someone special or to say thanks or happy birthday. Perhaps there’s an anniversary coming up that you’d like to celebrate or you just really fancy an afternoon treat and celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday is reason enough. Afternoon Tea at The Hinds Head will be a popular event, therefore we would recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. Our only other recommendation? Come hungry, as Chef is feeling very generous with this delicious offering! Call our Reservations team on 01628 626 151 to make your booking for seating at 3pm or 3:30pm.

The cost is £49.50 per person and our tempting selection will consist of;

A specially-chosen selection of fine teas

Open Sandwiches:

Crab on Toast

Tea-smoked Salmon on Soda Bread


Finger Sandwiches:

Egg Mayonnaise

Coronation Chicken

Cucumber with Mustard Cress


Savoury Fondant Fancy

Scones with Jam & Clotted Cream



Rosehip Tart

Cherry Bakewell Tart

Millionaire Shortbread


Strawberries & Cream

Treacle Tart Ice Cream


Call our Reservations team on 01628 626 151 to make your booking for seating at 3pm or 3:30pm.

Afternoon Tea 2016

More previews of what you can expect: PICTURES >>


Update, Friday 20th May: The Chefs, gathering for afternoon tea. With a difference. Below is a peek behind the scenes here today, with the Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen development team and Hinds Head kitchen team, tasting 18 teas showcased by the team from Jing.

The purpose was that of matching the individual teas to elements of the newly-created Afternoon Tea offering for our event on the 12th June – tables still available but book quickly to avoid disappointment. Call 01628 626 151 or email

Eight excellent teas were eventually chosen that compliment the flavours of the sweet or savoury item that will be a recommended pairing. We look forward to offering these exquisite fine teas alongside our gorgeous Afternoon Tea treats on June 12th.

Here are some images from this little secret tea party – all for your tasting delight, if you’re coming to our Afternoon Tea event..

Jing Tea Tasting Hinds Head Afternoon Tea small

The chefs from the development kitchen tasting a variety of teas with the sweet and savoury delights that will be presented at our Afternoon Tea event on the 12th June:


Jing teas, brewed by experts to ensure they were tasted at their very best by the tasting team at The Hinds Head. Every tea had its own timer for brewing and pouring perfection:

Tea Tasting 2

The adorable tiny little cups for the tea tasting session – not what we’ll be serving your tea in when you come to experience our Afternoon Tea event!

Tea Tasting 3

Tea leaves settling after the boiled water has been poured in. A gorgeous swirl of slowing falling tea leaves, changing the colour of the water to the most fantastic shades – in all there were 18 teas presented and none were alike..

Tea Tasting 5

And the results of the tea jury are in… these are some of the teas that were selected to be offered alongside the Afternoon Tea menu here in The Hinds Head on 12th June. Book your table now on 01628 626 151 with our Reservations team. 

Tea Tasting chosen teas


Book your table now on 01628 626 151 with our Reservations team.