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The Butchers Arms

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Blounts Court Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9RS, England
+44 118 972 1490
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went there last year and the food was great. Good choice. Good service. Very busy. We recently went there in June 2016. A lot less choice of food and some of the choice was unavailable. We were the only ones there on a Saturday night. We almost left and went elsewhere. We will probably go somewhere else next time... More 

Thank 686jeff
Los Angeles, California, United States
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had a lovely Sunday lunch and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. It was fairly busy so I recommend booking! Had a chat with the couple running the place who are apparently standing in for the regular Management and I have to say they are doing a wonderful job. Will definitely be back before too long.

Thank Carol A
Reading, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visited with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. The lady behind the bar (also waiting tables and everything else!) was very welcoming and friendly. Good food and an interesting menu. Will definitely return. Great.

Thank Marigold19
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

While house sitting went to this real good local pub food great the pie was outstanding I will go again. Dog friendly

Thank badgeman007
Woodley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016

warm and friendly welcome from barmaid, seated at table given menus went to have a look at the specials board which is in another part of the pub would have been nice to have had a specials board in both sides of the bar. Specials were not what I would call specials the prices were the same as on main... More 

Thank Jac K
Reading, England.
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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is a well kept country pub but the drinks are probably the most expensive in the Reading area. The restaurant and bar area was spotless and the service good but at what price. I paid 90 pence a pint more for the same product than my local in Shinfield.

Thank longfellow57
Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday lunchtime gin and tonic and found it so pleasant we stayed for lunch. The food was good, home cooked fare, raised up a notch. I had the risotto which was a under seasoned but as I could add salt and pepper, wasn't really a problem. My partner had nothing but praise for his bangers and... More 

Thank PepperTreeLane
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Absolutely lovely setting, plenty of space and in a beautiful village with view of "duckingham palace" on the local pond.. We arrived towards the end of lunch and there was a slight wait for food but in pleasant surroundings this was no inconvenience. Landlord very friendly and broad range of food satisfied all tastes. The asparagus and mushroom risotto was... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Had a meal here with a group of friends and children today. Food took a while but we ordered after a lagre table had booked and were informed there was a delay. Pub was cosy, clean and welcoming and the landlord and waitress were friendly. Food was nice, the kids complained the ice cream felt like it had been in... More 

Thank VegasJetsetter77
Woodley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Hi, I came once before with some friends of mine had a great lunch, lovely roaring fire, very warm welcome from lady and very good food. I visited again today and the pub was very busy indeed great to see the lady, I found out today her name is Jennette she brightened up our day very bubbly and very attentive... More 

Thank Jac K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blounts Court Road | Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 972 1490
A traditional English country pub offering a varied menu. All food is home cooked and freshly prepared on the premises.Daily specials and pub classics are available throughout the week.Traditional Sunday Roasts are offered every week.

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