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Created in 2015 to compliment the extensive refurbishment of the Bellhouse Hotel to the stunning Crowne Plaza that stands today, the 1269 pays homage to the rich live-stock history of the local area. With a mentality of ‘quality over quantity’, our concise menu of offers a collection of perfectly cooked, locally sourced dishes that focus on the intense flavour of each individual element.

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'With over 20 years of culinary experience, Chef Zsolt Lichtenberger brings a dynamic and innovative energy to 1269's modern British culinary scene.

 His passion to continuously hone and explore his craft has resulted in an impressive career spanning from Europe and America with previous work experiences that include working for Luxury 5 star hotels such as the The Berkeley Hotel, Four Seasons London, Budapest and Houston Texas USA.

He is honoured to have worked with the best chefs these luxury hotels have to offer, who helped him gain a strong character in culinary knowledge and service.

 He has also catered for distinguished personalities from around the world. His wide ranging experience, creative flair and ardent passion for the culinary arts make him the ideal chef to oversee and maintain the legacy of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Gerrards Cross and the 1269.'

A Rich


The name of the 1269 references the year the Royal Charter permitted an annual Livestock Market which is still celebrated to this day. This piece of our history permeates our menu, with a focus on high quality locally reared meat, rich in flavour and cooked to perfection. We also offer a vast selection of Vegetarian options that are in-keeping with our commitment to culinary expertise.







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Listen to live music every Friday night from local bands and performers while you enjoy a drink at the bar.

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1269 is  owned and operated by the Cairn Hotel Group.