The Pilgrim Pub, formerly The Bell, was bought in December 2009 by a group of locals. They set about refurbishing the property, to make it a modern pub/restaurant that the whole village could be proud of.
Nominated for the Aylesbury Vale Pub of the Year Competition 2011, The Pilgrim has quickly established itself as a great place to eat. Whether for a quick snack from the bar menu or a relaxed evening dining from the seasonal à la carte menu. The Pilgrim is a friendly and informal restaurant and pub offering great homemade food with as many ingredients sourced locally as possible. Selected local suppliers include: Woburn Country Foods for meat and game; Derek Pigott of Aylesbury for fruit and veg; Chiltern Fish & Game for fish and game; Anthony Rowcliffe for cheese.
Head Chef Peter Godwin says, “ My menu should give you a good indication of what The Pilgrim in North Marston is and what we are trying to be and achieve. The Pilgrim Restaurant is my shop window and it demonstrates my philosophy of food.” Expect to find a varied selection on the menu from Roast Pork Fillet, Slow Braised Belly, Black Pudding Purée, Celeriac and Potato Dauphinoise, Jus and Creamed Savoy Cabbage with Bacon; to Devonshire Crab Thermidor, Hand Cut Triple Cooked Chips and Herb Salad. Vegetarians are also thoughtfully catered for and the dessert menu and comprehensive cheese selection is a delight.
Regular events are held including a Quiz Night on Tuesdays with a 2 course quiz menu for £10 and Steak Night on a Thursday offering a selection of locally sourced 21 Day Dry Aged Steaks.