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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Excellent all round

We went on a early Saturday evening with 2 sons. Everything excellent from start to finish. easy booking, friendly, fast and attentive service all round, food delicious, notably good were longhorn beef and cod with shrimp spelt. Mocha mousse, an amazing chocolate, coffee concoction with shortbread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
DrWendyHC
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Reading
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Reading
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went on a early Saturday evening with 2 sons. Everything excellent from start to finish. easy booking, friendly, fast and attentive service all round, food delicious, notably good were longhorn beef and cod with shrimp spelt. Mocha mousse, an amazing chocolate, coffee concoction with shortbread the best dessert I have ever eaten.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had an impromptu meal as a part of large group. The service was great, the staff were very accommodating and the food was lovely. We would definitely go back again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I booked a meal here after recommendations but they were from people that had visited a while ago. I read the recent reviews on Trip Advisor and was a little concerned but took the risk as my booking was short notice. The staff were friendly enough and keen to please , however , the food was just about average. Being... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The roast roe deer is just lovely, the starters were massive and all of the food was just brilliantly cooked. The staff are friendly, it's a cute little pub and you can easily go for a walk afterwards for some fresh air!

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Berks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We love eating out at the Bladebone. The food is of the highest quality and the willingness to go the extra mile for patrons is second to none. Add the rural setting and range of fine local beer and you have to ask yourself why go anywhere else?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There was a large group of us and we were late but the staff were gracious and unflappable. Food arrived quickly and was delicious. Would definitely go back

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a great experience! Just how service should be. We arrived as a large party of 14 (late lunchtime sat) to be welcomed warmly with a smile. Once they had rearranged some furniture to accomodate us they took our drinks order which arrived promptly. Having struggled to decide which great option to go for we placed our multiple variying orders.... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Was there as a group of young families on a Sunday afternoon. The manager and staff catered really well, the food and services was excellent. The range of ales was pretty good too. My only issue was the men's toilets in that there was no soap and the hot water tap was locked off for whatever reason. Easily fixed I'd... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 14 adults and 6 children! A pubs worst nightmare, I'm sure. There was plenty of parking and the pub itself is in a lovely setting. The staff had planned ahead and gave us the run of their light and spacious conservatory and made us feel very welcome. We all had mains and puds and were... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We visited the Bladebone with a large party and had a fantastic time. The food was delicious and served extremely promptly and the bucklebury fried chicken is to die for! I was advised on the wine list and had a delicious glass of something that I certainly wouldn't have thought to order myself. Puddings were great - not too big... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
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?