By Helen Barrett - 28th November 2019 4:30pm
Having closed its doors to the public in December 2013 and lying dormant ever since, the future of The Dinton Hermit is now looking bright.
The Dinton Hermit now joins the community of Moogies pubs in the area which include The Black Boy in Oving, The Eight Bells in Long Crendon and The Russell Arms in Butlers Cross.
Back in September, work started at The Dinton Hermit on a sizeable redevelopment of this historic landmark which will entail the repair, refurbishment and extension of the venue.
Starting with the bar and restaurant areas, these have been extended to include a new vaulted ceiling conservatory as well as some additional informal seating in the bar area. During the refurbishment, great care has been taken to maintain the original features of the building whilst sensitively creating a contemporary feel that blends the old with the new.
This phase of the redevelopment will be completed at the end of November with the pub officially reopening on Saturday 30th November.
Paul Mitchell, founder and Managing Director of Moogies, says "We're dedicated to creating a friendly atmosphere that puts the customer at the heart of everything we do. We've got a terrific team on board, all passionate about warm hospitality and great service. We welcome families, food aficionados, dog walkers, local residents and those from surrounding towns and villages alike!"
You'll always find great craft ales and quality wines coupled with an extensive menu that has something for everyone. From a range of pub favourites to creative seasonal dishes that are updated weekly. There's also a Little Tummies menu for smaller appetites and a host of bar snacks and sharing dishes. These are all prepared freshly using locally sourced and homegrown ingredients where possible.
The menu always has a selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes and the chefs are happy to make adjustments where possible to reflect any food likes and dislikes, dietary requirements and food allergies. Nothing is too much trouble! A Christmas menu & New Year's Eve Party are the first special events with lots more to come in 2020!
Looking ahead to 2020, there are big plans for the large garden to be landscaped to create several distinct and attractive seating areas, providing the opportunity to eat and drink outside. There are also plans to refurbish the accommodation which will comprise a total of 11 bedrooms.
Tel: 01296 312877