About Us

Situated in the village of Great Shefford, The Great Shefford is a privately owned public house with a riverside terrace, a wood burning fire, a seasonally-inspired menu, an elegant restaurant (with a private-dining annexe), a great wine list, and an excellent range of spirits (gins in particular).

The pub is managed by the team behind King Charles Tavern in Newbury and The Broad Face Abingdon. Led by Joshua Khan, Georgiana Caras (Director), Sam Carey (Head Chef) and General Manager (Jonny Dillon), our aim is to offer a friendly and relaxed environment where everybody is welcome.

As this is the Valley of the Racehorse, we’ve set aside a special area of welcome for those who want to keep their eyes on events on the turf in our dedicated Racing Lounge, with wide-screen TV and up-to-date editions of the sporting press.

We are open seven days a week, from morning through to late evening, serving lunch and dinner as well simpler food offerings such as bar snacks and sandwiches.

We look forward to welcoming you to

The Great Shefford!

Great Shefford welcome’s you with open arms. Enjoy our food, drinks, and events in a homey and cozy pub environment.


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“When you’re in the Great Shefford, you’re more than just a guest. Excellent hospitality, I would highly recommend it to everyone”

Alfred Parker

“I have finally found the perfect place to enjoy with my family. The environment is friendly and the staff is polite. Two thumbs up!”

Peter Shannon

“Never have I ever seen a pub that sets and maintains such high standards despite its nominal rates.”

Evelyn Darcy

Great Food and Classy Ambiance

We are fully aware that food and ambiance go hand in hand for the perfect customer (we like to call them guests) experience. With our years of experience in the pub landscape we know what you seek. Upon entering the Great Shefford, quality ambiance is the first thing you will notice. We are not a regular run of the mill pub. Every decision we made regarding the pubs style and look was done with a lot of forethought. Pair the ambiance with fresh and savory food, and you have a great local pub that you can consider as a second home.

Our Team

The team working at the Great Shefford is a diverse mix of energetic up-and-comers and others with many years of experience in the hospitality field. The team is well aware of all the demands and challenges of running a pub efficiently.

Latest Events
Burns Night 2020

BURNS NIGHT 2020 Saturday 25th January 2020 Celebrate the life and work of the great Scottish poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and visit The Great Shefford on Saturday 25 January to celebrate The Burns night with…

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