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The Blade Bone Inn

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Chapel Row, Reading RG7 6PD, England
0118 971 2326
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Welcoming country pub with great food and service

The Bladebone Inn stood out to us as a really welcoming pub which we'll definitely visit again. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunches and the service was excellent. The Bucklebury fried chicken was delicious and had a tasty spice to it which was well balanced with the Asian salad. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
280didip
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

The Bladebone Inn stood out to us as a really welcoming pub which we'll definitely visit again. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunches and the service was excellent. The Bucklebury fried chicken was delicious and had a tasty spice to it which was well balanced with the Asian salad. It was well presented and a very generous portion... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My other half took me here for valentines it was highly recommended. He rung them to book and to inform them i was celiac. They reassured him i could be catered for however, on entering the building we were both very disappointed with the seating area. it looked like a school hall set out for an exam, The staff were... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited this pub for the first time with a party of people. The menu changed from what we had agreed for the fish course. The whole 'plaice' was very unpleasant had a very pungent smell really poorly presented as well. a lot of us couldn't stomach. The smell was awful. One lady tried to ask for it to be cooked... More 

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France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were a large party (8) and arrived rather late for Sunday lunch - 1.30pm, but were promptly shown menus and drinks orders were taken and delivered. We all had starters - my Scotch egg was sublime. Half the party chose from the roast dinners (a good variety, including duck), and the rest of us had a variety of main... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Stopped off for Sunday lunch at the Blade Bone. Ploughman's & a pint of local beer. Very nice, attentive staff and reasonably priced.

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We've eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and have always had an excellent experience. The food used to be beautifully presented and much more exciting than your average pub. In fact we used to feel it was close to Michelin standard. Our lunch today however, was so disappointing. I'm not sure whether it's changed hands,... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We visited this pub a few weeks ago after lunch in a nearby pub for coffee. The menu looked appealing and we decided to do a return visit today for Sunday lunch. We checked their own website and it stated food was served until 15.45. We arrived at 14.50 and I requested a table for four. I was told that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Good customer service is essential. I felt that we were not really welcome and that we caused a problem by just being there. I was hungry so ate most of my tasteless meal. The side order of fries arrived when I'd almost finished my meal. The fries were good and hot.

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Reading
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited for her birthday on a Saturday evening, we were greeted, by the question have you booked, not a great start, stand off attitude from the staff. I chose the dressed crab, with fries and salad, the crab was great and the salad seasoned and dressed lovely, however parts of the dish need some more thought... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If It's on the menu (note their's is a seasonal menu) go for the pigeon kievs. Not my dried up leathery effort fried with onions, but moist easy to eat in a thick crispy crunchy coating. The dish is artistically presented, but probably a little light on the carbs for some, but it should be possible to buy a potato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Row, Reading RG7 6PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 971 2326
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?