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The French Horn

Playhatch Road | B478, Sonning on Thames, England
+44 118 969 2204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (67 reviews)
“crepe suzette” (19 reviews)
“dover sole” (18 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 March 4, 2018

The service here from the staff was excellent, very polite, always checking how things were and asking if we wanted anything else. On arrival, the receptionist offered us a choice of rooms and very kindly offered us an upgrade. Special mention to the gentleman checking...More

Thank TheHydesWestSussex
Reviewed February 27, 2018

A super location on the Thames with beautiful gardens and a lovely terrace. The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and the bar area with spit roasted duck on the open fire is pretty impressive. A great place for a special occassions. The service...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed February 27, 2018

This restaurant is situated on the banks of the Thames, not far out of Reading, and has beautiful lawns and gardens. On arrival, the staff(who were very smartly dressed), greeted our group,(took our coats), and settled us in the bar area, next to a roaring...More

Thank Mary496
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

i am really angry after visit this restaurant...i knew i don't have the right outfit for it( jeans and running shoes because i was visiting the area) but i said i will give it a try...as i entered i askt someone from the staff if...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed February 16, 2018

In searching for another good eatery in the Berkshire area, I came across the French Horn at Sonning. With some very impressive web pages and some favourable reports, it was worth a try. The location is enviable and as it turned out, that’s about the...More

5  Thank rodt50
Reviewed February 6, 2018

As a birthday treat we dined at the French Horn recently. The food and service were excellent (although some of the waiting staff could have cracked a smile!) - but, be warned this is not cheap eats: you get what you pay for! There is...More

Thank whalleykay66
Reviewed January 20, 2018 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 January 19, 2018

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

3  Thank MetalPixies
Reviewed January 17, 2018 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 January 16, 2018

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
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
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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