The Potters Arms
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The Potters Arms

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4.0
#1 of 1 inn in Amersham
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The Potter’s Arms is a traditional village pub set on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in glorious rural Buckinghamshire, but close to fast road and rail connections to London and the Midlands. We provide accommodation in our four comfortably-appointed en-suite bedrooms at reasonable rates. Perfect for a layover, and handy for departures and arrivals from Heathrow Airport - only thirty minutes away by car. Nearest tube station - 3 miles away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French
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David J wrote a review Sept 2021
Swansea305 contributions63 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here from the 2nd to 5th. There were 7 of us in 3 rooms and we had a wonderful stay. The accommodation was excellent and the breakfast was very large. The dinner in the evening was first class and we have no hesitation in recommending The Potters Arms. Thank you Richard and your team.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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TheCaptainSensible wrote a review Mar 2023
Montreal, Canada83 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for one night. The room is quite small and I would not call it luxurious, but is clean and the bathroom is modern.

There are just a few rooms over the pub. The pub offers excellent food at a reasonable price, and a very good full English breakfast was included with the room.

It is well located on the green on a small village between Beaconsfield and Amersham.

Well worth it for the pub experience.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Belinda N wrote a review Feb 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheeky midweek review!!!
Lovely two course supper club meal!
£12.50 per head, great food, lovely relaxed atmosphere, makes going to work on a Friday bearable!
Tobias the Head Chef, attentive and very welcoming, thank you!!!
Our wedding anniversary soon, will be back to celebrate!!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cathryn F wrote a review Jul 2022
Epping, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't be fooled by the 5* reviews from others, I don't live like a Queen but I do have standards! £150 for a twin room over a pub? But trying to support small businesses since Covid. Outside looks lovely, but the room we had #3 was like going back in time. To the 90's! Magnolia walls, dark green bed spread thing, old toothpaste in the basin, 2 rotten mis-matched dirty rugs by the beds (I wouldn't even bother washing them!), 1 bedside lamp with the bracket broken and hanging out the top (if I saw it, the cleaner would've seen it), towels were old and like cardboard. Fresh milk in the fridge, nice touch, but it had been opened and used (to save wasting it, could have just put it in a jug🤷‍♀️) Just no interaction with anyone, apart from the young girl who served us drinks outside qhen we arrived. "RECEPTION" if it was, was bunged up and confused. Part of the bar we had to walk through was a mess, and STILL messy on Sunday morning. Just sloppy. It wouldn't take much to turn this around, they're obviously just not natural hosts (whoever they may be).
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Ian N wrote a review Jul 2023
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Must have been an off day ! Staff were lovely and attentive but the food was dreadful. I always praise when good or say when not . I had the fish and chips . The fish had been drowned in cooking oil yet was barely cooked. My wife couldn’t eat the Thai curry. We couldn’t complain as friends had booked it !
Maybe just a Tuesday lunchtime with no chef ?
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Check if the chef is working.
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Kelly C wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Went to my sisters wedding last weekend, what an amazing day, food was stunning and the service was impeccable, staff are on the ball! Couldn’t of asked for a better day! Highly recommend the potters arms. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Foodie1872 wrote a review Oct 2014
Truro, United Kingdom11 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Potters Arms and were able to take oir dog as this is a Dog Friendly Pub.The room was ample and very clean and comfortable.Breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day.We also dined in the bar as we could keep our dog with us.The food was excellent as was the service.Great value for money.Keep up the good work Richard(owns and runs this gem of a B&B,
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There are only a few rooms here so book early.
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Carol-and-Ollie wrote a review Jun 2014
High Wycombe, United Kingdom17 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an excellent local village pub, you must give it a try you won't be disappointed! The food is absolutely amazing, the menu is really varied, something for everyone, the quality of the food is something you would only expect to have in a top Michelin starred/celebrity chef type restaurant not a lovely village pub, presentation of the food is amazing too, and the price of the food is really reasonable. All the staff are so friendly and can't do enough to make sure you enjoy your visit, the landlord - Richard - is also really friendly and goes out of his way to give everyone a really warm welcome and is very accommodating. You can eat in the "pub" part (dogs allowed in this part) or you can eat in the very nice restaurant part (obviously no dogs in here, but what sort of person would expect to take a dog into a restaurant!!) Give this excellent pub a try you won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Slmorris1 wrote a review May 2014
Hambledon, United Kingdom61 contributions68 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this as a one night stay to meet family for dinner who live in the area. When I made the booking we checked they accommodated dogs and got confirmation that they did by phone and email, for a one night stay and a restaurant dinner for 5 people with 2'dogs.

When we arrived I was disappointed to see the room was both dirty and impractical. Stains on the carpet. Chipped and cracked toilet seat. Dirty shower. Stained bathroom floor. Grubby curtains. Unsafe plugs that are not usable. A shower that was last working well in the 1960's.... The list goes on. We decided that it couldn't be so bad for just one night. And off we went downstairs to meet friends for the dinner we had booked.

Imagine our surprise when we were told rudely and abruptly that we couldn't take the dogs to our table and that our booking was in fact wrongly confirmed - shame they didn't tell the actual customer that. The person dealing with us was clearly stressed and as we tried to find solutions replied with 'I have to go and get the comedy night started, I will deal with you after'. (I will return to the subject of comedy night later on in our miserable stay) After waiting for 10 minutes with no help or service we were told there were no solutions. At that point we decamped with our kids and dogs to a lovely pub 2 minutes walk away called The Plough. They couldn't be more helpful and we had great food and service.

At the end of dinner we went back to our room at the Potters Arms. You would imagine that if you have booked a 150 person comedy night in the room directly below the bed and breakfast room, you may let the customers know before they arrive. Sadly no. We attempted to go to bed at 11.30 past the end of the show and licensing hours, cue loud music, dancing, screeching and shouting. We politely asked them to be quieter and consider us trying to sleep. By 1.30am we were beside ourselves in our 'quiet rural country pub' and went to ask them again to turn the music down. By 2.30am we were finally able to go to sleep.

Given I stay away for business regularly and we often stay in rural b & b's at weekends, I can honestly say this was the worst experience we have ever had. There couldn't
be more of a gap between the expectation and reality and the concept of customer or quality is lost. Avoid it like the plague or there is a risk you may in fact catch it there.
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Date of stay: May 2014Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Richard E, Owner at The Potters Arms
Responded 21 May 2014
Thank you for your review, I must say I was expecting it. The good thing about Tripadvisor is that as Owner of the business I can have my say too, obviously apologise for anything that we may have done wrong and also correct any exaggerations in a review. Yes I agree there was confusion with the booking and I should have called you to explain about where dogs could be accommodated. You booked online through either top table for your restaurant table or my website and put in the notes about the dogs and you got an automated response that anyone would get when they book online. You also booked your table for 7pm and you then at late notice changed it to 8pm so I was trying to accommodate you somewhere suitable. I even showed you a table where the dogs would be 3 steps away from the table but even this was not suitable for you. The reason I was a little abrupt possibly was when I came through into the restaurant and saw you standing in the middle of the Restaurant that was fairly full of diners with two big dogs. Yes I accept dogs in the bar and the garden and I have never had anyone in two years of being here with dogs stood in the Restaurant with dogs, you very kindly say you might catch the plague here, however you are more than happy to subject my diners to your two dogs which are more unhygienic than a stain on the carpet. In terms of the comedy night, obviously you are one of these people that are happy to see country pubs go out of business and not be busy. I am trying to use my initiative to do something different by offering comedy nights in the pub, however your review stating 150 people downstairs watching was greatly exaggerated as we had 68 people watching some fantastic Edinburgh previews. The music was turned off at 12:15 after I told one of the other residents he couldn`t put any more money into the jukebox. There was certainly no dancing going on and the only people in the pub after that were the other residents staying in the Bed & Breakfast. It was a Saturday night in a pub do you not expect that their will be some noise from the pub? The majority of people would be pleased to see a local pub doing well in this day and age and the majority of our reviews state about our excellent customer service and the quality of the rooms. Kind Regards, Richard
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Bigtezza1970 wrote a review Apr 2015
1 contribution4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely warm welcome from Richard, lovely food & atmosphere. However whilst ordering I was taken aback to see how untidy & grubby it was behind the bar especially as the rest of the pub was spotless, as this is on view to the general public I was surprised it had not been addressed.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Laurie J wrote a tip Oct 2023
Camelford, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy it"
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Ian N wrote a tip Jul 2023
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check if the chef is working."
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Morris C wrote a tip Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom21 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely country pub"
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gill52 wrote a tip May 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom101 contributions126 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cannot recommend anymore sorry!"
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Adrian P wrote a tip Dec 2017
Camborne, United Kingdom66 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Didn't stay"
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PRICE RANGE
£90 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBuckinghamshireAmersham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Nearby attractions include High Wycombe Escape Rooms (4.3 miles), Fired Works (4.8 miles), and Odds Farm Park (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Potters Arms?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Potters Arms?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Potters Arms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Potters Arms?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive Tree - High Wycombe, Bombay Palace, and DARMON deli.
Are pets allowed at The Potters Arms?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Potters Arms?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Potters Arms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hughenden Manor (4.5 miles), Chiltern Open Air Museum (4.9 miles), and Milton's Cottage (3.6 miles).
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