On Saturday we were kindly invited by local couple George & Tori to The Pheasant in Chesham to the soft launch of their new business, the Rocket Oven, an Airstream-style trailer serving a selection of homemade flatbreads. 

The new startup business is a great addition to the thriving food scene in Buckinghamshire. George & Tori’s food ethos is simple: fresh, seasonal, local & honest. 

The flatbreads are made in a specially fitted tandoor oven – this style of cooking uses a clay vase that cooks at 300 °C and means that when the flatbreads are slapped against the sides of the oven, they cook quickly and come out beautifully fluffy. The breads are then stuffed with anything from herbed falafel to slow-roasted shoulder of lamb.

Wow, wow, wow the food is GOOD! Nicola and I both ordered the Flamin Rocket and the Broc n Roll, plus being a nice mum I ordered the kids some brownies 😉 I absolutely loved the food, so fresh and the flavours were incredible.

You can view the full menu below (I really love that they have a children’s menu too):

Customers can either enjoy their flatbreads to go, or if they prefer, they can make use of the pub’s garden and support the pub by buying a drink when it reopens in May! The pub is perfectly located, with the garden backing onto the River Chess, overlooking The Moor and the Chess Valley Walk.  The pub also has a play frame and a trampoline with a safety net making it perfect for families.

The Rocket Oven will be open for business on 30th April and will initially be open from 5pm – 9pm on Fridays and from 12pm – 9pm on Saturdays in the car park at The Pheasant Inn, Waterside, HP5 1QE. The pub will reopen on 17th May, but you can enjoy the garden & play area before then when dining with the Rocket Oven.  George & Tori are planning a ‘Rocket Route’ across Buckinghamshire later down the line so keep your eyes peeled.

The Rocket Oven is also available for private events, making it the perfect addition to an outdoor party / festival or wedding. Contact them to find out more.

Website: TheRocketOven.co.ukGeorgesKitchen.co.uk

Instagram: The Rocket Oven