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The Bladebone Inn

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Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
+44 118 971 4000
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Midgham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our supper at this restaurant last November. It was cosy and the fire was lit so the atmosphere was great. The food we ordered was fabulous - French camembert to share, braised blade of beef and venison pot. All too good to be true. We´ll definitely come back!

Thank Adela S
Newbury, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Early on a Saturday evening in Spring the place was busy, busy with a great atmosphere. We were seated promptly at our table, given menus and had our drinks orders taken very efficiently. Three of us chose the same starter and were very disappointed to be told that they had sold out. It is admirable that all food is prepared... More 

Thank Peter D
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for lunch with friends having visited previously for Sunday and weekend meals. Food very good and well presented but Halibut portions were barely adequate for a child. £18 was a gross over charge. I didn't raise it at the time, as I didn't want to spoil the day but felt they made one fillet into 3 portions when 2... More 

Thank Philip T
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was lovely so decided to pop into here for a drink on the way home from a day out. Sat out in the garden which was lovely! Was a very hot day so staff brought out bottles of water for the table which was a nice touch :) food looked lovely but didn't have opportunity to try!!

Thank Hine87
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had a roast dinner. We were suprised at the portion size and the selection of veg. Mains and desserts were delicious, very attentive staff. Can't wait for next time. Shame we couldn't leave a tip on the card machine, will bring cash next time!

Thank Liz M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We felt that the high standard enjoyed on previous visits was not matched. As an example the prosecco ordered as a pre-dinner drink was not chilled but presented warm with a bucket of iced water - as was the white wine ordered to accompany the food. Some aspects of the food just lacked that sharpness of flavour we have previously... More 

Thank Jock B
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic family dinner in this gem of a place. Terrific staff who were professional relaxed welcoming and fun. Food very good and fairly priced we will definitely return. Try it and you will want to go back again

Thank SeanMacWarwickshire
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've eaten at the Bladebone six times now with varying success. The three times Ive had Sunday lunch it's been very good. The three times I've had other things from the menu have been either just ok or poor. Recently I went with a few friends. I had fish pie which was tepid, tasteless and watery. The spinach with it... More 

Thank minerva14
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very noisy front of the pub - tables close together. Group on table behind us f-ing & blinding at nauseum. I ordered the Haddock - what there was of it was nice - the portion was very small. The accompanying greens were hard and tasteles. (Certainly not worth £16.00.) Sticky Pudding for afters was average - the service was good.

1 Thank CassandraCritic
Talca, Chile
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Just enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch with a choice of roasts that all seemed delicious and could be enjoyed in a friendly country environment. The food was plentiful, cooked to perfection and well presented. An excellent Sunday lunch!!

1 Thank Petercaligari

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$41
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 971 4000
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?