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The Bladebone Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were somewhat nervous about trying this place after loving the menu of the previous owner. However, we should not have been. The starter of "Eggs and Solders" was divine. An egg pot with mushroom, egg and spinach, along with soldiers that were toasted with Gruyere. My goodness, it was awesome. For main, I had the Roast Beef. Perfectly cooked... More 

Thank Yolande1975
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this pub after reading other reviews on trip advisor and we were very pleased that we did. We received a nice warm welcome and we were shown to our table straight away. Started with a glass of prosecco which was very nice followed by a lovely bottle of Marlborough. My husband and I both had the thai prawn/monkfish starter... More 

Thank sarahm32
Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked to the pub from Stanfrod Dingley, about 30 minutes and well worth it if perhaps a little bit more pricey food wise than you might expect. I guess the number of Porches, Aston Martins and Ferraris that went past when I was sat outside tells you all. Well patronised by people dining and this is probably more a food... More 

1 Thank Andy M
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered a beautiful cottage garden behind the Bladebone, last Saturday at the end of a sunny day. The staff were a delight and very helpful. The aroma of freshly cooked mussels wafted over you as you entered the pub. We were not intending eating there, but caved as we reviewed the menu and saw the delicious plates of food... More 

Thank Sue S
Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a meal here for our wedding anniversary and it lived up to the high expectations that we had from our initial visit over a month ago. I have split this review into three in order to provide an accurate view of the things that are important to me when choosing somewhere to eat. so - FOOD: The food... More 

Thank Tom L
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went for dinner on a Saturday night and our friend is a local who says that the pub is normally a lot busier. Maybe it was a bit quitter because of the nice weather and the opening night of the Olympics. The layout and décor is really nice, appealing and welcoming, there has obviously been a lot... More 

Thank hypnomick
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was expensive for pub food, which I wouldn't mind paying if the service was good - which it wasn't. We felt totally ignored & because of this, we decided to just pay the bill and not bother with dessert. Shame!!

5 Thank Jacqui H
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good meal. Lovely garden for drinks and cocktails before the meal. Very beautiful table and good service throughout the meal. Altogether a excellent lunch with all the family. Fully recommend it.

Thank IanRHA
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we took our cousins from Holland for a meal on sunday and as we had eaten there before a few years ago and the meal and service were excellent we thought it would be nice for a treat.the service was awful,we had to ask for various things 2 or 3 times,my lamb was raw and although they replaced it within... More 

Thank ghillier2016
Aldermaston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love food and great flavours, this is the place for you. Friendly and welcoming with a great charm this place suits families, friends and couples alike. We went with another family and had simply the best meal I have eaten in ages. Reminded me a lot of some great restaurants in Paris with such a great plate of... More 

3 Thank Grant B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $42
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 441189714000
EAT, DRINK & ENJOY !!... Beautiful Country Pub in stunning location... boasting a large garden & stone patio perfect for those summer evenings!! Creative British menu with daily specials & lighter lunch-time offerings... Amazing food, stunning wines, Visual stimulating environment with real ales and exellent service to boot!! we look forward to seeing you all soon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?