About us

A country pub that welcomes everyone and their dog!! Be it for a quiet drink in our cosy bar or a full three course meal in our award winning reataurant, our aim is to create a warm and welcoming country atmosphere.

Our Address

The Highwayman Inn
Exlade Street

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We look forward to welcoming you to our cosy 16th Century Inn located in the "Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".

Our extensive à la carte menu along with our changing daily lunch specials offers something for everyone's taste.  We prepare all our dishes using only the finest local fresh ingredients.  What better to complement our food than a glass from our personally selected wine list or one of a great selection of both local and international beers.

Please see our sample lunch special menu and please don't hesitate to ask for the latest specials when calling or emailing to make your booking.



  • Carrot and ginger soup

    With homemade Highwayman bread
  • Salted beef brisket croquette

    Garlic mayo and mixed leaves
  • Crispy calamari

    With lime, chilli, coriander and mixed leaves
  • Highwayman garlic mushrooms

    With homemade Highwayman bread


  • Organic mushroom rissotto

    With butternut squash, peas and parmesan
  • Pan fried seatrout

    Dauphinoise potato, squid ink & parsnip purée, Romanesco and a lemon sauce
  • Roast ‘bronze leg’ turkey

    chipolatas, bread sauce, cranberry sauce and seasonal vegetables
  • Baked Driftwood goat’s cheese

    with a hazelnut crust, honey roast parsnip and carrot, new potatoes and pink peppercorn dressing

Our Team

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Paul Burrows & Evelyne Martin


With 30 years in the industry working in 5 Star hotels such as the Savoy in London and Moonfleet Manor, Paul and Evelyne have spent the last 11 years at the Highwayman where they have established its reputation for providing a welcoming environment in which to enjoy quality local food.

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Front House Team


Our multinational team from L to R Barbara, Vali, Alexandra, Cristina, Claudia and in front Evelyne and our two dogs Molly and Maya are here to make your visit an enjoyable one. Please ask the team if you need any help with allergies or would like to adapt any dishes to suit your requirements.

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Kitchen Team


Along with Executive Chef Paul our kitchen team from L to R, Andrei, Cristi, Madalin, Sergiu and Margareta enjoy preparing your meals with flair and attention to detail. We're always coming up with new ideas for our special dishes and we're always happy for your feedback.

Call to make a booking

01491 682020

or email us by clicking the link below


Exlade Street, Checkendon, Oxfordshire, RG8 0UA