M1 Junction 9 (11) Whipsnade  Old Hunters Lodge  01582 872228    Back to M1

5 mins.  Follow signs for Whipsnade zoo. Take the A5 NE turning left near the Packhorse pub onto the B4540.  The Old Hunters Lodge is near the top of the hill, on the right, just before the common.

(Follow signs for Whipsnade zoo.  Take the B489 SW until the Plough pub.  Turn left at the roundabout onto the B4540.  Go past the zoo and the common and the Lodge is on the left.)

Country pub with excellent vegetarian and healthy choice on bar snack menu and restaurant where veggie dishes are good for Sunday lunch, but otherwise made only on request.

Bar Mon -Fri 11.30am - 2.00pm, 7pm - 9.30pm, Sat 11.30am - 2.30pm, 7pm - 9.30pm, Sun 12pm - 2.30pm, 7pm - 9.30pm

Restaurant Mon - Sat 7pm - 9.30, Sun 12pm - 2pm

We ate in the bar, which has a good and varied vegetarian menu including curry, samosas, cannelloni and layered pancakes, as well as various ploughmans options, sandwiches and salads.  The pub has a good atmosphere and a real fire.  The food was tasty and left us happy to face the rest of our country walk!