Writing a new chapter in the history of one of Buckinghamshire's most interesting & famous public houses.

About us


The Emperor began life as The King of Prussia, we are not sure exactly when. What we are sure of is that the name was changed during World War I to The Emperor of India for patriotic reasons. More recently the name was shortened to simply The Emperor - probably to avoid being confused with an Indian restaurant!


Located in leafy Farnham Common (or is it Farnham Royal- you decide) to the edge of Burnham Beeches on one side, and less than a mile away from Slough Industrial Estate (Europe's largest) on the other, it seeks to meet the needs of both families & businesses alike.


At its heart The Emperor is still very much a local pub, a place where people meet with friends & family to eat, drink and socialise. Additionally, we are able to serve as a venue both indoors and outdoors for nearly any event, be it birthdays, Christenings & even weddings!

The gardens have matured & we have invested a huge amount of effort to make it a picturesque and tranquil environment for our guests. We offer marquee hire, BBQs & hog roasts. This is a bespoke service & our guests can build their own package around our facilities.


Adjoined to the pub is 'The Barn'. The Barn offers a unique & intimate private dining experience for groups of up to 20 people. All private dining experiences offer exclusivity of the room, the opportunity to create your own menu & a range of entertainment options.


To meet the demand of local businesses we offer a range of services including meeting room hire with refreshments to complete corporate packages encompassing meeting room, breakfast, lunch, activities & team building excursions, followed by evening meals and a range of entertainment options. Many businesses also opt for a private dining experience as part of a team building/reward programme.

Since we took over in November 2013 we have worked hard to create the quality of food, drinks & atmosphere that a pub & restaurant with such a long history deserves. We think we are succeeding and thank all of our customers for supporting us.

Some of you will know us better locally as Landords of The Blackwood Arms in Burnham Beeches. The Blackwood is our sister pub & over the last 4 years has achieved a remarkable reputation as one of Britain's most loved country pubs. Although different in style, it is this same high reputation that we strive to achieve here at The Emperor.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Sean & Ness

Find out more about what our customers are saying and visit our testimonials page.


To make a booking or discuss an event, private dining or corporate requirement pleaase call us on 01753 373263


The Emperor, Blackpond Lane, Farnham Common. Bucks. SL2 3EG

Booking & Enquiries:

01753 373263