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French Horn Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Sonning on Thames RG4 6TN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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ipswich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Spent 4 nights last week staying in the cottages whilst working away. Nice to have the space the cottages afforded rather that a small hotel room, although the bed was rock hard and uncomfortable. Company expenses policy meant I could only eat off the set menu, not the £180 caviar to start or the £25000 bottle of wine (I'll save... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a fantastic place to stay and eat. The rooms over the road in the cottages where we stayed are lovely. We had breakfast overlooking the river outside. The restaurant is exceptional. The service and atmosphere is just right. We will certainly be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for our 20th wedding anniversary, so returned last month for our 25th, with offspring in tow. It was exactly what I remembered and went there for. Very old fashioned service - we could have dropped through a time-warp into the 1930s, and I wouldn't have been surprised to find Lord Peter Wimsey around a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A return to this great hotel and restaurant was needed and we are glad we did The rooms are comfortable and if I was honest in need of modernisation but that aside they are comfortable with all you need It's the food and the remarkable service that we go back for Michael the MD is charming and makes old and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at The French Horn several times and have never been disappointed. The setting is so pretty, right by the River Thames. The service was attentive without being OTT, and we felt looked after. I wasn't expecting the little surprise at the end of the evening -- so thank you to the FH for doing that. The food... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed in one of the rooms in the main house albeit they are a bit old fashioned that actually adds to the charm of the place. The food and service is amazing, could not fault anything. Breakfast was also really nice. All in all a fantastic night away.

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Madrid
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I normally stay in Reading when I go to the UK office but decided to change to the French Horn (based on Tripadvisor ratings) which is about the same distance from the office. It has been great experience. Extremely friendly staff, very profesional and the food is splendid. Also it is nice to be in a pub like environment for... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a table for eight last night in their beautiful conservatory on the bank of the Thames. The restaurant was very busy but the service was still great. Although we have eaten here many times before the quality of everybody's dinner was superb and they definitely have eight customers who can't wait to go back!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Been lucky to have eaten a few times at The French Horn , my latest visit kindly paid for by a national newspaper. Dispite the pressence of a photographer taking our picture while we dined the experiance was as amazing as ever. Service is the best bar none and the food faultless. Well done to you all.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed overnight, Friday 10 October, in the main building above the restaurant. The room was attractive and comfortable - except for a heating system failure. The five stars are because the owner / manager dealt with the problem in an exemplary manner, trying to put it right himself, calling in an outside firm, updating us at dinner, adjusting (unasked)... More 

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