Sunday’s opening hours: 11 am to 10:30 pm. Food is served from 12 pm to 7:30 pm

About The Dumb Bell

With a hearty welcome, great food & drinks and stunning views

Traditional Country Pub

Situated in Hornhill about a mile from the village of Chalfont St Peter and around the same from Maple Cross and the M25 sits the Dumb Bell, a quintessential “roses around the door” traditional country pub. This gem is a local, lively, friendly favourite popular with families, students. real ale enthusiasts and diners. There is a roasting log fire when chilly, good parking, a huge garden and quiet patio area with great views across the valley. 

Children Welcome

Children are welcome and well catered, for with their own menu offering a variety of different combinations. There are fun swings and slides and a recently fitted climbing frame in our beautiful garden.

Quality Home-Cooked Food

Quality home-cooked food in abundance is available 7 days a week from 12 noon to 9pm alongside weekly specials using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. The Sunday Carvery is renowned and kids under 5 eat free. The menu is variable making use of local produce and includes vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan products.  During the summer we hold regular barbecues.

Recommended Walk

You may find this information helpful when researching the area prior to your visit. The Dumb Bell is number “3” on the map.

The Chiltern Hills are a chalk escarpment in southeast England. They are known locally as “the Chilterns”. A large portion of the hills was designated officially as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1965.

The Chilterns stretches in a seventy-five mile southwest to northeast diagonal from Goring-On-Thames in Oxfordshire through Buckinghamshire, via Dunstable Downs in Bedfordshire to the furthest northeast ridge which runs from Deacon Hill, Pegsdon, close to the border of Hertfordshire.

The scarp overlooks the Vale of Aylesbury and approximately coincides with the southernmost extent of the ice sheet during the last ice age. The Chilterns are part of the Southern England Chalk Formation which also includes Salisbury Plain, Cranborne Chase, the Isle of Wight and the South Downs, in the south. In the north, the chalk formations continue northeastwards across north Hertfordshire, Norfolk and the Lincolnshire Wolds, finally ending as the Yorkshire Wolds in a prominent escarpment, south of the Vale of Pickering.


You can reserve a table in our dining room by clicking the button below.

If you’re just visiting the pub for drinks, a reservation is not required or accepted.

Find Us

The Dumb Bell Pub,
Shire Lane, Bucks,

Opening Times


11:00 – 23:00
11:00 – 23:00
11:00 – 23:00
11:00 – 23:00
11:00 – 00:00
11:00 – 00:00
11:00 – 22:30