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Local pubs that also serve food
All of the following pubs serve food and are within walking distance. The Old Beams is in Shenley Lodge and Fuzton Lake are the nearest.
This local pub sits on the foundations of a 1600s barn after which the area was named (Shenley Lodge). The pub was rebuilt in 2007 following a fire but the remnants of the original building remain. There is a great beer garden and characterful bar and decent food. And, importantly, it is a mere five minute walk from the house.
Old Beams
This local pub sits on the foundations of a 1600s barn after which the area was named (Shenley Lodge). The pub was rebuilt in 2007 following a fire but the remnants of the original building remain. There is a great beer garden and characterful bar and decent food. And, importantly, it is a mere five minute walk from the house.
A cosy Harvester restaurant within walking distance with a nice pub garden, great in the summer months and family friendly.
The Fountain Harvester
A cosy Harvester restaurant within walking distance with a nice pub garden, great in the summer months and family friendly.
Great place when there is an event on at the National Bowl and during the summer months the garden is lovely. Part of the Hungry Horse chain and reasonably priced food and drinks.
Furzton Lake
Great place when there is an event on at the National Bowl and during the summer months the garden is lovely. Part of the Hungry Horse chain and reasonably priced food and drinks.
The Burnt Oak, in nearby Shenley Brook End, is a family-friendly, community pub. The focus is on great value pub food and an impressive drinks menu. Also has a great beer garden. A local pub with a local feel. Quiz night on Wednesday and live sports and interactive darts!
Burnt Oak
The Burnt Oak, in nearby Shenley Brook End, is a family-friendly, community pub. The focus is on great value pub food and an impressive drinks menu. Also has a great beer garden. A local pub with a local feel. Quiz night on Wednesday and live sports and interactive darts!
Within walking distance - good local pub with a range of offers on drinks.
Talbot Inn
33 London Rd
Within walking distance - good local pub with a range of offers on drinks.
Local places
Some local places within easy walking distance
A lovely walk around the lake - about 2km in total There are some interesting sculptures to see - the 'Triple Star Head' sculpture by Romanian artist Paul Neagu, shaped like a comet with its tail erupting from the earth. Also the 'Silhouetted Portals' by Wendy Hitchings - wooden sculptures on the islands have proved popular with the resident bird population!
Furzton Lake
A lovely walk around the lake - about 2km in total There are some interesting sculptures to see - the 'Triple Star Head' sculpture by Romanian artist Paul Neagu, shaped like a comet with its tail erupting from the earth. Also the 'Silhouetted Portals' by Wendy Hitchings - wooden sculptures on the islands have proved popular with the resident bird population!
Developed in the 1970’s the National Bowl in Milton Keynes is a world renowned music venue and event arena that has hosted some of the worlds biggest music acts. Recently bought by Pete Winkelman to develop as a football training and music venue and looking forward to many more live bands! The construction of the Bowl began in 1971 when surplus soil from the road building for the development of the City of Milton Keynes was piled on the site of a redundant brick works. In 1973 following some inspirational thinking the spoil was formed into a horse-shoe shaped arena on the same lines as the world famous Hollywood Bowl and on Saturday 8th September 1979 the National Bowl, hosted Desmond Decker and Geno Washington. Since then the National Bowl has gained an international reputation, hosting a galaxy of world class entertainers including: 1980 POLICE with Squeeze, UB40, Skatfish, Sector 27, Sat 26th July 1981 THIN LIZZY with Judie Tzuke, The Ian Hunter Band, Q Tips, Trimmer and Jenkins,Sat 8th August 1982 QUEEN, with Heart, Teardrop Explodes, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sat 5th June GENESIS, with Talk Talk, The Blues Band, John Martyn, Sat 2nd October 1983 DAVID BOWIE, with The Beat and Icehouse Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd July 1984 STATUS QUO with Marillion, Nazareth, Gary Glitter, Jason and the Scorchers, Sat 21st July 1985 U2 with REM, The Ramones, Billy Bragg, Spear Of Destiny, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Faith Brothers, Sat 22nd June 1986 SIMPLE MINDS with The Bangles, The Cult, Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, Big Audio Dynamite, The Waterboys, In Tua Nua, Dr and The Medics, Sat 21st June MARILLION with special guests, Gary Moore, Jethro Tull, Magnum, Mamas Boys, Sat 28th June 1988 Amnesty International event with Stranglers, Aswad, The Damned, Howard Jones, Joe Strummer, Aztec Camera, B.A.D, Sat 18th, Sun 19th June MICHAEL JACKSON, with Kim Wilde, Sat 10th September 1989 BON JOVI with Europe, Vixen and Skid Row, Sat 19th August 1990 DAVID BOWIE, with Gene Loves Jezebel, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Two Way Street, Sat 4th, Sun 5th August ERASURE, with Adamski, Sat 1st September 1991 ZZ TOP with Bryan Adams, Liitle Angels, The Firm, Thunder Sat 6th July SIMPLE MINDS, with Stranglers, OMD Sat 21st August 1993 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Sat 23rd May GUNS 'n’ ROSES, The Cult, Soul Asylum, Sat 29th, Sun 30th May METALLICA with Megadeth, Diamond Head, The Almighty, Sat 5th June BON JOVI with Manic Street Preachers, Billy Idol, Little Angels, Sat 18th, Sun 19th September 1994 UB40 with Jamiroquai, Sat 13th August 1995 REM with Blur, Belly and Magnapop Sat 29th July; with Radiohead, Cranberries and Sleeper Sunday 30th July 1996 BON JOVI, Joan Osborne, Gun, Seven, Sat 6th, Sun 7th July 1998 OZZFEST with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Therapy?, Pantera, Sat 20th June 1999 MET ALLICA, with Terrorvision, Placebo, Marilyn Manson, Sat 10th July 2001 OZZFEST, with Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Papa Roach, Sat 26 May AC/DC with The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth Fri 8th June BON JOVI with Matchbox Twenty, Delirious? Sat 17th June ROBBIE WILLIAMS with Toploader, ABC, Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd July 2002 SUMMER XS with Ronan Keating, Blue, Beverley Knight and The Lighthouse Family, Sun 16th June 2003 SUMMER XS with Simply Red, Blue and Busted, Sunday 15th June EMINEM with 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, D12 and Obie Trice, Xzibit Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Mon 23rd June 2004 SUMMER XS with McFly, Natasha Bedingfield, Sun 20th June 2005 GREEN DAY with Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Hard Fi, Sat 18th, Sun 19th June SUMMER XS with McFly, Texas and Charlotte Church, Sun 25th June OASIS with The Zutons, Secret Machines, 22:20’s, Redwalls Sat 9 July; The Coral, 22:20’s, Secret Machines, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Sun 10th July 2006 MONSTERS OF ROCK with Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Journey, Thunder, Ted Nugent, Sat 3rd June BON JOVI, with Nickelback, Spin, Sat 10th and Sun 11th June TAKE THAT with Sugababes and Beverley Knight, Sat 24th, Sun 25th June ROBBIE WILLIAMS with Basement Jaxx, Orson, Thur 14th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Mon 18th, Tues 19th September 2008 LINKIN P ARK, JA Y Z, present Projekt Revolution with Pendulum, N*E*R*D, Enter Shikari, The Bravery, Inner Party System, Sun 29th June 2010 THE PRODIGY with Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Chase & Status and Does It Offend You, Yeah? Sat 24th July 2011 FOO FIGHTERS with Biffy Clyro, Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, Tame Impala, The Hot Rats 2nd & 3rd July 2011 2012 SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA with No-ID, Example, Madeon, Allesso, Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Sat 14th July 2012 2014 KINGS OF LEON with Haim, Twin Atlantic and the Last International, Sun 22nd June PEARL JAM with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Off, Fri 11th July ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, Sat 12th July 2015 ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL Sat 11th July FOO FIGHTERS with Iggy Pop and Royal Blood, Sat 5th, Sun 6th September 2016 ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, Sat 9th July
The National Bowl
Developed in the 1970’s the National Bowl in Milton Keynes is a world renowned music venue and event arena that has hosted some of the worlds biggest music acts. Recently bought by Pete Winkelman to develop as a football training and music venue and looking forward to many more live bands! The construction of the Bowl began in 1971 when surplus soil from the road building for the development of the City of Milton Keynes was piled on the site of a redundant brick works. In 1973 following some inspirational thinking the spoil was formed into a horse-shoe shaped arena on the same lines as the world famous Hollywood Bowl and on Saturday 8th September 1979 the National Bowl, hosted Desmond Decker and Geno Washington. Since then the National Bowl has gained an international reputation, hosting a galaxy of world class entertainers including: 1980 POLICE with Squeeze, UB40, Skatfish, Sector 27, Sat 26th July 1981 THIN LIZZY with Judie Tzuke, The Ian Hunter Band, Q Tips, Trimmer and Jenkins,Sat 8th August 1982 QUEEN, with Heart, Teardrop Explodes, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sat 5th June GENESIS, with Talk Talk, The Blues Band, John Martyn, Sat 2nd October 1983 DAVID BOWIE, with The Beat and Icehouse Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd July 1984 STATUS QUO with Marillion, Nazareth, Gary Glitter, Jason and the Scorchers, Sat 21st July 1985 U2 with REM, The Ramones, Billy Bragg, Spear Of Destiny, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Faith Brothers, Sat 22nd June 1986 SIMPLE MINDS with The Bangles, The Cult, Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, Big Audio Dynamite, The Waterboys, In Tua Nua, Dr and The Medics, Sat 21st June MARILLION with special guests, Gary Moore, Jethro Tull, Magnum, Mamas Boys, Sat 28th June 1988 Amnesty International event with Stranglers, Aswad, The Damned, Howard Jones, Joe Strummer, Aztec Camera, B.A.D, Sat 18th, Sun 19th June MICHAEL JACKSON, with Kim Wilde, Sat 10th September 1989 BON JOVI with Europe, Vixen and Skid Row, Sat 19th August 1990 DAVID BOWIE, with Gene Loves Jezebel, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Two Way Street, Sat 4th, Sun 5th August ERASURE, with Adamski, Sat 1st September 1991 ZZ TOP with Bryan Adams, Liitle Angels, The Firm, Thunder Sat 6th July SIMPLE MINDS, with Stranglers, OMD Sat 21st August 1993 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Sat 23rd May GUNS 'n’ ROSES, The Cult, Soul Asylum, Sat 29th, Sun 30th May METALLICA with Megadeth, Diamond Head, The Almighty, Sat 5th June BON JOVI with Manic Street Preachers, Billy Idol, Little Angels, Sat 18th, Sun 19th September 1994 UB40 with Jamiroquai, Sat 13th August 1995 REM with Blur, Belly and Magnapop Sat 29th July; with Radiohead, Cranberries and Sleeper Sunday 30th July 1996 BON JOVI, Joan Osborne, Gun, Seven, Sat 6th, Sun 7th July 1998 OZZFEST with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Therapy?, Pantera, Sat 20th June 1999 MET ALLICA, with Terrorvision, Placebo, Marilyn Manson, Sat 10th July 2001 OZZFEST, with Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Papa Roach, Sat 26 May AC/DC with The Offspring, Queens Of The Stone Age and Megadeth Fri 8th June BON JOVI with Matchbox Twenty, Delirious? Sat 17th June ROBBIE WILLIAMS with Toploader, ABC, Fri 20th, Sat 21st, Sun 22nd July 2002 SUMMER XS with Ronan Keating, Blue, Beverley Knight and The Lighthouse Family, Sun 16th June 2003 SUMMER XS with Simply Red, Blue and Busted, Sunday 15th June EMINEM with 50 Cent, Cypress Hill, D12 and Obie Trice, Xzibit Sat 21st, Sun 22nd, Mon 23rd June 2004 SUMMER XS with McFly, Natasha Bedingfield, Sun 20th June 2005 GREEN DAY with Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Hard Fi, Sat 18th, Sun 19th June SUMMER XS with McFly, Texas and Charlotte Church, Sun 25th June OASIS with The Zutons, Secret Machines, 22:20’s, Redwalls Sat 9 July; The Coral, 22:20’s, Secret Machines, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Sun 10th July 2006 MONSTERS OF ROCK with Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Journey, Thunder, Ted Nugent, Sat 3rd June BON JOVI, with Nickelback, Spin, Sat 10th and Sun 11th June TAKE THAT with Sugababes and Beverley Knight, Sat 24th, Sun 25th June ROBBIE WILLIAMS with Basement Jaxx, Orson, Thur 14th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th, Mon 18th, Tues 19th September 2008 LINKIN P ARK, JA Y Z, present Projekt Revolution with Pendulum, N*E*R*D, Enter Shikari, The Bravery, Inner Party System, Sun 29th June 2010 THE PRODIGY with Pendulum, Enter Shikari, Chase & Status and Does It Offend You, Yeah? Sat 24th July 2011 FOO FIGHTERS with Biffy Clyro, Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, Tame Impala, The Hot Rats 2nd & 3rd July 2011 2012 SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA with No-ID, Example, Madeon, Allesso, Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Sat 14th July 2012 2014 KINGS OF LEON with Haim, Twin Atlantic and the Last International, Sun 22nd June PEARL JAM with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Off, Fri 11th July ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, Sat 12th July 2015 ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL Sat 11th July FOO FIGHTERS with Iggy Pop and Royal Blood, Sat 5th, Sun 6th September 2016 ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL, Sat 9th July
Opened on 29th November 2007 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Stadium MK is a 30,530 seat stadium in Milton Keynes, and home to MK Dons Football club. Stadium MK is also home to a 3,420m2 indoor arena, Marshall Arena; and MK Dons Sport & Education Trust. Great venue whether you like football, music or are exhibiting or attending an exhibition.
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Opened on 29th November 2007 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Stadium MK is a 30,530 seat stadium in Milton Keynes, and home to MK Dons Football club. Stadium MK is also home to a 3,420m2 indoor arena, Marshall Arena; and MK Dons Sport & Education Trust. Great venue whether you like football, music or are exhibiting or attending an exhibition.
Restaurants in Milton Keynes
A few of the restaurants in Milton Keynes that we go to are listed here
Reasonably authentic South American food and lively and fun bar
Las Iguanas Milton Keynes
Reasonably authentic South American food and lively and fun bar
If you like Cuban food this offers a reasonable range. Two for one cocktails are good value as you can choose two different ones :-)
Revolución de Cuba Milton Keynes
21 Savoy Cres
If you like Cuban food this offers a reasonable range. Two for one cocktails are good value as you can choose two different ones :-)
We like BB as it serves consistently good food and service is also good. The two or three course fixed price menu always has plenty of choice and is good value.
Brasserie Blanc
301 Avebury Blvd
We like BB as it serves consistently good food and service is also good. The two or three course fixed price menu always has plenty of choice and is good value.
Coffee house and cafes
Great coffee and lovely cakes
Bogota Coffee Company
4 Rillaton Walk
Great coffee and lovely cakes

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Vervoersmogelijkheden
ViaVan
ViaVan operates in Milton Keynes - their website is viavan.com & is a useful source of information. ViaVan operates in Central Milton Keynes, plus Magna Park, Caldecotte, Loughton, Bletchley, and Shenley and the service runs Mondays-Fridays from 6am-9pm and weekends from 10am-9pm with fares at around £2.50 per person. If travelling alone this is a much cheaper option than a taxi. You need to download the app to book. If you do decide to use ViaVan please can you use the code grace3a3 - this will give you a discount as well as our daughter.
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Taxis
Taxis are relatively cheap and operate throughout Milton Keynes (minimum fare £3.70) - the main taxi company is Skyline 01908 - 222111. If there are two or more people then this is the cheapest form of transport as bus fares are around £2 - £2.50 per adult fare.
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Fancy a trip to Oxford or Cambridge when you are in MK?
Milton Keynes is roughly halfway between Oxford and Cambridge. Bus X5 goes to Oxford or to Cambridge and is an easy way to visit both cities. Taking the bus avoids the challenges of parking (and costs) in either Cambridge or Oxford.