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The Cunning Man

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Burghfield Bridge | Burghfield Bridge, Reading RG30 3RB, England
+44 118 959 8067
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in a green area just outside of Reading, while it sits next to road with some use, one can easily relax to the sounds of nature when sitting outside in sunny days. If seating inside, the atmosphere is relaxed and cozy, with windows providing you a fair amount of light and look outside. Food here is really good, with... More 

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Thank Toryu
Liberec Region, Czech Republic
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building and its ambiance are fine but just be careful what you order. I had been so looking forward to returning to England just so that I could enjoy a pie. The menu described a chicken pie priced at just under a tenner which I thought would satisfy me and when it duly arrived first impressions were promising. However... More 

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Thank jamesthethirst2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

(We visited on 10.4.17) Shame, we love the food at this restaurant, but the service has let it down on the second occasion in a row. I felt compelled to write a review this time.... We did not "moan" before, as we hoped it was a "one off"....however this time we were left with our drinks for 1/2 an hour... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Reading, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Cunning Man on many occasions but not for some while.Our first thought was fora drink as it was quite busy outside.Then decided to have a meal, which was a mistake,Staff are friendly but the food we had was poor.We ordered a Chicken Pie and a Beef pie, The pies look large with the puff pastry lid not... More 

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Thank Lorna T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our third visit and nothing has improved. First visit- uncooked grey prawns Second visit- no chicken, no salmon. Third visit, yesterday lunchtime- ran out of some food choices and drink (beer) choices. Moan over..

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Thank Jill B
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Tuesday at lunchtime. Service was prompt. Good range of options on the menu plus a specials menu. We ordered from the specials menu. The food arrived promptly and was well cooked. Overall good value for money.

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Thank ChristineH04
Burghfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No one at the front of house to give you a menu. Had to wait at bar for 10 mins to even get a menu. We won't be going back in a hurry. Has the potential to be a great pub, such a shame.

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Thank sarasmueller
Reading, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location. Good basic food, friendly staff. For a 'chain restaurant' its very good and convenient.

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Thank Muriel101
Reading, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was hot and tasty and service is done with a smile with the staff being very flamboyant! I had the prawn and lobster cocktail to start and to be honest, there wasn't much in the way of lobster, but then for £5.95, what do you expect! I then had a ribeye which was cooked well. It was very busy,... More 

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Thank Darren T
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son took me here for Mother's Day, albeit a day late. This is the first time I've visited for a long time. The barman gave us a good welcome, however, we seated ourselves in the restaurant wasn't welcomed at all, had to ask for menus. The order was taken and the starters were delivered these were OK. The mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$29
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burghfield Bridge | Burghfield Bridge, Reading RG30 3RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 959 8067
Description
The Cunning Man in Burghfield Bridge is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?