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The French Horn

Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“crepe suzette” (22 reviews)
“duck” (62 reviews)
“dover sole” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You are guaranteed service par excellence. Expect outstanding food, not only mouthwateringly beautifully presented but it will titillate and excite your tastbuds. Stunning wine menu while still offering reasonably priced options - Muscadet Sur Lie and Morgon were our choices to accompany Torte Alsacienne a...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were waiting for a friend in Sonning on a cold wet morning in December so decided to stop by the French Horn and have a hot drink. We were turned away because it was 'not the restaurant's policy' to serve drinks to customers who...More

Thank MetalPixies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Restaurant is set in a lovely location, on greeting our large group our coats were taken by the waiting staff. We were served drinks in a side room while our table was prepared. The food and service during our meal was excellent I couldn’t fault...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fine dining experience with chandeliers, traditional decor, excellent food, attentive staff, and a great view. The pre-dinner drinks area in the hotel is a great place to sit with friends before or after dining. Give yourself the time to enjoy it.

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a restaurant visit you will remember for ever. It is like stepping back in time. Genteel clientele, smart French waiters, log fires, table cloths and white linen napkins. Really enjoyed our visit for a special occasion. Amazing wine list with rare and wonderful bottles...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A party of seven of us visited on Saturday night and we had a great time. The atmosphere is is warm and friendly and the service excellent. The blazing log fire in the lounge with duck being spit-roasted in front of it welcomed us on...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Wonderfully warm and personal welcome; lovely to have waiter service in the bar; excellent menu, incredible food, exceptional service. Fabulous!

Thank RobinB1232013
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

It is very difficult to fault the food and the duck is certainly their feature main dish, and it goes without saying the location is fab. However the service is very poor, the ridiculously dressed waiters in suits that are in appropriate are poorly trained...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed December 10, 2017

A lunch for 9; menu was pre-ordered. The food was very good, as expected, although the steak was slightly overdone for my liking (med-rare and not rare!). The ambience is good for an adult event - and the service is excellent. Have used this restaurant...More

1  Thank Richard N
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

The French Horn at Sonning is the ideal Christmas restaurant. The atmosphere is full of the old fashioned Christmas of times gone by. It is so cosy with lovely wood fire roasting the ducks near the bar which invites you to be merry. I’m sure...More

Thank Ivoryslee
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Response from Ricketywood | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I do believe you can. David
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Response from Feff35 | Reviewed this property |
Smart Casual. No jeans, preferably.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning on Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 118 969 2204
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