A new menu and chef have arrived in a rural Berkshire pub - bringing a new flourish and a touch of French-inspired food to a hidden treasure on the outskirts of Maidenhead.

Michelin-star chef Simon Bonwick has recently taken over Hurley's Dew Drop Inn, a 16th-century pub between Maidenhead and Henley.

Previously owned by franchise Brakspear, the previous landlords are reported to have waved goodbye to the pub on January 8.

Since then the pub has seen a re-vamped website and social media page, with Simon himself taking to Instagram to say: "We have arrived and are looking forward to welcoming you in the latter half of January."

The chef makes light of the location down Pudding Hill saying: "Follow the path to the pudding and ‘drop inn'."

Dubbed a 'one-man kitchen brigade' Simon Bonwick has previously run the Crown at Burchetts Green for 10 years, later working at the Princess in Shoreditch.

Simon will be running the pub with his wife Deborah, who said they are raring to go and cooking 'better than ever'.

"We are madly grateful to all those who’ve helped already, from chairs to soap, thank you," the chef said.

The reputable 2020 Harden’s restaurant guide praised Simon’s running of the Crown and the 'classic gastronomic cuisine', served 'in an atmosphere more like a cosy home than a restaurant'.

Chef Simon Bonwick said: "I like doing what I am doing here at the Dew Drop Inn. Cooking the kind of food I like to eat.

"So, whatever makes me laugh and whatever makes me happy is what you'll find on the menu each week."