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“Cheap and Cheerful....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Running Horse

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The Running Horse
Bracknell rg12 2uj, England
01344 425215
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Ranked #37 of 69 restaurants in Bracknell
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Cheap and Cheerful....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had been to the Running Horse a few years back when I used to work in the area, so took the chance to pop for lunch with some friends. It looks a bit more friendly inside since they have modernised/redecorated the interior....although it still looks fairly unappealing from the outside.
Menu as expected, plenty of pub favorites, order at the bar and food delivered to your table.
Portions were plentyful, and although its not cordon bleu, the food is still very good for a quick pub lunch. Not sure it's the sort of place I would go for quiet Friday evening drink with the missus though !

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“There's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It’s a hungry Horse and it’s also a running one. And whilst – excuse the wordplay – it’s an Ok pub-restaurant to go to if you’re hungry (and you likely won’t find yourself running from the place in horror), there isn’t much to recommend here either. It’s all looking rather tatty and rundown nowadays and it's just in dire need of a refurb. The menus are of the typical Hungry Horse variety and are just about acceptable if the prices are taken into account. Admire the thimble-sized servings of sauce that come with the burgers! There’s a pretty-decent amount of parking and one neat addition to it all is the mini-TV monitors that are built-into some of the seating areas; you can watch Man Utd lose whilst drinking a pint. It’s a bit of a regulars-pub, quite clearly, although there are some play facilities for children at the rear and there's no reason why non-regulars won't be made to feel quite welcome.

Food-wise, it’s certainly better-value than The Foresters, which isn’t too far up the London Road. It’s far from being the worst place to visit in Bracknell, but when you’ve got warm and inviting offerings to choose from, there isn’t much reason to come here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Quick pub meal at reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

On a Thursday one can have a free starter or dessert, so I had tomato & basil soup followed by gammon, chips & peas. Soup was tasty but rather lumpy, possibly just not stirred enough. Gammon was very nice, as were the chips. Petit pois rather fiddly to eat (having had a stroke my hand is not as steady as I would like) and normal-sized peas would have been better. Service was very good, both courses came promptly and staff checked on them shortly after delivery. Disabled lavatory very clean and pleasant.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ok for cheap family pub meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Food quality isn't great but you get a plateful for the money. Staff good. If you want a quiet pint not the place to go as there is usually kids running around

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Berkshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Service rubbish, dirty tables , staff not friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Staff not friendly at all , tables full of dirty plates and glasses, staff just walk by and ignore it, food ok for value but tasteless , run out of a few things , toilets dirty.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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