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The Ferryboat

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British, Contemporary
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High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting friends on a boat nearby and decided to have Sunday Lunch here, the staff were so very friendly and welcoming it was a pleasure to eat here. The lunch i found to be good value at £11.95 each and the food was very well served and very hot. The only very minor issue was the veg served... More 

Thank Mark D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked early and walked over the toll bridge from Pangbourne (parking can be easier in Pangbourne ) and our table was waiting for us. The staff are attentive and the menu should provide something for everyone to enjoy. There is a specials board that adds a little variety for regulars. Food is cooked to order so there can be... More 

Thank Paul M
Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service. Staff genuinely care that you're enjoying your meal. Good pub food, all the classics with a bit more than average variety on the menu. Generous portion sizes, so pretty good value given this and it's location. Welcome children and do smaller portions. Nice atmosphere. We had a lovely meal here and will be visiting again :)

Thank Jacquie70
Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was amazing, absolutely delicious. Brilliant service and lovely staff. Definitely recommend, but probably need to book. Pub is beautiful, very nice decor. Landlord is good fun, and staff all joined in the banter. We had a great evening and will definitely be back. Loved it, best pub in the area!!

Thank Minks26
Slough, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We were a group of eight walkers on our first visit to the Ferryboat on a Sunday afternoon. It was quite busy but the landlord made us welcome and showed us to a couple of tables without a problem although we had not booked. We enjoyed our drinks and the food was served in good time by the friendly landlord.... More 

Thank FlyWiseRW
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I have visited this pub 4 times and the experience was pleasant and welcoming. The staff are friendly and approachable. The only down side is you only get pint sized dishes of sauce and you have to ask at the bar for more. The pub is very cosy, warm and has a friendly atmosphere.

Thank Cleony Elizabet... B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It is an old pub, but now mostly a restaurant, a 5 minute walk from the river Thames, where there is a toll bridge to Pangbourne in Berkshire. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, good food, huge helpings.

Thank John D
West Palm Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Service was OK although a little haphazard. Wine list was, happily, somewhat out of the ordinary. Food was average for a pub, and so disappointing.

Thank Planetsmith
Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I visited this pub yesterday with a group of other people for a pre-arranged lunch. The room adjacent to the main bar had been put aside for us (24 in total) which was perfectly adequate and had just been redecorated. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff very helpful and attentive. The food was of the sort that you... More 

Thank cielward
Banstead, UK.
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We took a family group of nine here for Sunday lunch and our experience could not have been better. The location is fantastic and the décor looks freshly done. The menu is very varied and there was nothing on it we wouldn't have tried. The staff are very helpful and polite. The service was prompt. The quality of the food... More 

Thank Mike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames RG8 7DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Whitchurch-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: 01189842161

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