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The Blade Bone Inn

Chapel Row, Reading RG7 6PD, England
0118 971 2326
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Ranked #27 of 467 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Pretty good menu and food presentation was good. Service was ok but not fantastic bar area is good. If you are looking for light bite I would choose the blackbird cafe next door though.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited for an anniversary meal. Small portions for a vast price! Shocking cheese board - poor veggie options and disappointing Bucklebury mess.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This is one of our local establishments and by far the best. The owner does an excellent PR job, often seen greeting people mid service in his chefs attire. The menu changes often with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Not your average pub grub!

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Visited on a Saturday evening with friends. Bar area is catering for local customers as well as those looking to eat in restaurant area so it can be a little crowded - but don't be put off. The service all evening was very good. Drinks took a little while to arrive, but not the end of the world. My Diinner... More

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Reading
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Having read the reviews, I had high hopes of the Blade Bone and booked for a birthday meal. I had decided on the fish main course, however, instead of the Turbot on the menu, I was offered Dover Sole, which I eat whenever I can get it. Sadly when this arrived, with a sauce which was admittedly delicious, I found... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

My wife and I visited this for our wedding anniversary and whilst the food is wonderful (if sometimes on the small portion size) we found the service to be a very hit and miss affair. I had booked for the restaurant and when we arrived we introduced ourselves and said we had a booking. We were then pointed to a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I was invited by close friends who live close, and I was treated. What a great pub, relaxed and easy service by staff who smiled coupled with quality produce well cooked and with flare. What more would you ever want. Cracking beer selection too. A must stop over if within 30mikes I'd say.

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UK
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Usually great experience but Sunday 23rd at 1.30 no roast chicken no burgers no sausage n mash and the second choice turkey inedible. Roast beef lovely

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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189 reviews 189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was the best pub lunch I had in a long time. We went to the Bladebone Inn attracted by their roasts for two, listed on their website. Unfortunately, the choice of dishes in the restaurant was much smaller, and we were told the menus online are sample menus only. After the initial disappointment with the choices on the menu,... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited for lunch today, had the chateaubriand which was very good but there were very few vegetables served with it and it came with an incredibly small pot of gravy! All in all just ok!

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