Little Gems Country Dining
- Little Gems Country Dining
Little Gems Country Dining are a small, intimate group with a collection of five pubs situated in the heart of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We pride ourselves on doing the simple things really well and keeping our focus on the staff and customers. In our kitchens, our Head Chefs concentrate on providing home cooked menus with daily changing specials. Provenance, sustainability and sourcing British food is important to us, and we keep our dishes simple and not over-presented.
Far from the cookie-cutter corporate style of our bigger competitors, our little gems each boast their own unique personalities and style but are united by common goals. We are all about serving up quality, seasonal, fuss-free food, keeping our bars stocked with well-kept cask ales, gins, spirits, extensive yet carefully crafted wine lists featuring over 30 wines by the glass and providing that welcoming, informal and familial atmosphere.
We strive to be everyone’s local. Little Gems are a home from home where our customers and locals can eat, drink, sit back and thoroughly enjoy the experience.
The first Little Gem, The Swan Inn in Milton Keynes Village, was purchased in October 2006 and subsequently underwent a significant refurbishment in February 2007. It quickly became a local landmark. Over the last 10 years, The Swan Inn has won a number of awards, culminating in the Pub & Bar ‘Best Pub in the South East in 2016’ and ‘County Winner’ in 2017.
Since 2007, the company has grown to a glorious handful of cracking good pubs in and around Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Each boast that same ethos, design, operating principles and are driven by an overriding desire to offer fantastic food, delicious drinks and warm service in a proper pub environment.