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Now open for outside table service 9am–9pm (Sunday–Thursday) and 9am–10pm (Friday and Saturday) within government guidelines; and will be open an hour later each day from 26 April.
Over 400 seats in 3 different gardens, covering nearly 15000 sq ft; Huge marquees; tables accommodate 6 people
Order from your phone; Pay by cash or card (Card preferred); No need to book and no time limit on stays.

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Captain Ridley's Shooting Party

(formerly Bletchley Arms)

183 Queensway
Milton Keynes

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Opening Times

Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday8.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

8am - 11

About the Pub

JD Wetherspoon completely renovated, extended and refurbished the building after purchase in 2017, opening on 5 December that year.

The pub name is taken from an event in 1938 when MI5 went to check out nearby Bletchley Park as a suitable site for the wartime code breakers, but allayed any suspicion by saying that they were a weekend shooting party. The pub walls and display cabinets feature much of the Bletchley Park Codebreakers history and the "Huts" are commemorated in the rear garden.

The ground floor comprises one large bar with the main seating to the rear of the pub, completed with an open kitchen gantry. The 12 hand pumps offer three regular ales and six guests. Captain Ridley’s has Bingo Wednesday afternoons, quiz night Mondays and chess club evenings across the week. There is a large garden to the rear of the pub with three snow huts and other seating, plus over 100 seats in the front garden. The front of the pub also has (limited) customer parking, free of charge, with an additional two electric car charging bays.

Historic Interest

Commemorates Bletchley Park Code Breakers.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Hornes --varies--
  • Jennings Sneck Lifter
  • Wells & Co --varies--

Source: National

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Captain Ridley's Shooting Party, Milton Keynes


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    CAMRA vouchers.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited




  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Bingo Wednesday afternoon; quiz night Mondays; chess nights across the week.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Captain Ridley's Shooting Party

183 Queensway
Milton Keynes

Sat Nav Reference

51.9959, -0.7259


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Nearby Bus Routes (10m)

Arriva: 1

Nearby Station (700m)


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