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The Bladebone Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today I was quite easily persuaded to go to our favourite local, The Bladebone, for Sunday lunch. I had the goats cheese starter which was great and although I was going to go for the roast pork there was one cote de bouef going which is for two. I couldnt resist the silent (mostly) pleading in my foodie wifes eyes... More 

Thank TonyFerguson
Reading, UK
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly I must say that the Bladebone recently sweetly fitted in my son and daughter in law at the last minute when they left their baby daughter with us for the first time ever. They hadn't thought to book, indeed their original idea was to sit in my garden with a takeaway in case Jennifer cried! Ritchie, the owner/chef of... More 

Thank leilaferguson
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food and very friendly staff although service was slow. Would definitely recommend and will visit again to try more of the menu.

Thank Eve L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the fourth time we've been to the Bladebone and whilst the food was great again the service seemed to be lacking. Waited ages to place the order then waited nearly 40 mins for a starter which was just bread and nobody bothered to check if we wanted another drink or apologised for the delay. Food is obviously freshly... More 

Thank Barney2Reading
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family catch up sixteen of us had conservatory glad it was early evening should think it would get very hot other wise thought drinks were a little expensive menu good variety shared starter of camembare with bread fantastic mains had braised beef so tasty wife had pork beautiful all presented well amazing that everybody's food from starters to mains came... More 

Thank Andrew G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live quiet close to the Bladebone and have been there a couple of times a few years ago for drinks and food. It was nothing special as a gastro pub back then, but what a transformation the new owners have made. Its is a fantastic gastro pub now with a superb staff and menu. It still has local Berkshire... More 

Thank Vinnyboy99
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340 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub serving great food by very good efficient friendly staff, superb choice on the menu , we ate on a Saturday night place was full but food arrived promptly nice and hot and everything was very tasty , recommended

Thank nick7p
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst I am saddened to see the decline in traditional country pubs a very few are being replaced by gastro pubs rather than restaurants (or simply closed). The Bladebone has maintained a decent bar and excellent West Berks ales. The restaurant is first class. Excellently cooked food and a very good wine list. Whilst it isn't cheap the quality of... More 

Thank Odom9
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant family friendly restaurant with delicious food. The herbs are grown in the garden so everything is fresh. Would recommend to everyone.

Thank Rebeccalawrence1990
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a family we tried The Bladebone Inn as caters for a wedding next year. A beautiful and traditional Inn. A warm welcome from the staff, a menu that catered for all and food that was superb. The Inn was quirky and pleasing. A very pleasant experience for all.

Thank Ellen I

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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, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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