Hidden Gems: The Royal Standard of England


“Undulating tiled passages, stained-glass windows, weathered oak panelling, embroidered tapestries and church-pew seating all contribute to a sensation of stepping back in time to the era of the weary traveller, drawn in from the road by the warm promise of a tankard of ale and a home-cooked meal.”

Britain magazine

A timeless country pub in Buckinghamshire has carved its place in the history books

It’s no surprise that The Royal Standard has been used to film Hot Fuzz, The Theory of Everything, Endeavour, Midsomer Murders among other notable productions

Like many atmospheric old buildings, The Royal Standard is said to be haunted by ghosts, one of which is the spectre of a young drummer boy killed by the Roundheads in 1643.

To read on, purchase the May/June 2021 issue of Britain magazine


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