The Pheasant in Shefford Woodlands has been providing hospitality since at least the late 16th century when it was a resting place for drovers transporting livestock from Wales and the West Country to London. A few things have changed since then, most recently in 2016 when the pub was taken over by Jack Greenall. A significant but sensitive renovation followed which increased the seating area and the number of bedrooms and added an upstairs dining room. The pub won many friends and admirers for the quality of its food, the friendliness of its atmosphere and the variety of its events. Since late March, however, all these have been pleasures of memory only.
Fortunately, that is about to change.
“We are incredibly excited to announce that The Pheasant will re-open its doors in time for lunch on Saturday 4th July,” Jack Greenall said shortly after the government’s announcement on 23 June. ‘We’ve been quietly preparing for this for some time. In particular, we’ve been working closely with our experienced health and safety consultants to ensure that we can open safely and responsibly whilst ensuring that our guests can enjoy the same level of delicious food, fantastic personable service and a great atmosphere.”
The Pheasant will be open for both restaurant and hotel bookings and looks forward to welcoming you back from then. You’re advised to book in advance to avoid any disappointment.
“Obviously, some things will be changing,” Jack continued, “but we hope that some will be changes for the even-better. For instance, please keep an eye out for details of our new Garden Room, bespoke picnic hampers and delicious take-away menu which we will be announcing soon.”