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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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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Arrived for a 1.30pm booking. Ordered our food and 1.45pm had to wait another hour before we got our food. This is the second time this has happened. Not very impressed with Sunday service.

Thank jenny194517
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Found by chance whilst out for a drive, Had the best roast ever eaten in a pub. Staff were great, table service a nice touch. Pub was warm clean and friendly. Good value for money, dogs welcome. Will be visiting again soon

Thank s R
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Another visit to The Butchers Arms, this time for valentines Day and the standard was as good as always.

Thank Ann c
Bicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Popped in here on off chance as we'd try to find somewhere last minute. This was the 3rd we'd been to to find something to eat- 1st pub packed, 2nd only did tapas and thus one suited all tastes. The home made steak and ale pie was fabulous, burgeoning with tender rump steak and a lovely suet crust. Lots if... More 

Thank B52Queen
Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Attended a family meal here and was disappointed with the food, the service and the range. Meat was dry, potatoes hard and due to not being able to eat wheat or gluten no gravy or cheese sauce on the cauliflower cheese. My partners food whilst covered in gravy was still dry and over cooked. Disappointed overall, waiting staff did not... More 

Thank Phil B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was our third visit in the last 6 months for Sunday lunch. Between the six of us we sampled the pork, beef and chicken which were all excellent. As before there was a fantastic range of well-cooked vegetables and “proper’’roast potatoes. We arrived early and the pub soon filled up but the service was attentive and on the ball.... More 

Thank JAnthony25
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

A pleasent medium priced pub. The staff were friendly and the pub was warm even though it was freezing outside. The cod was excellent. It was fresh fish from a local fishmonger. My companion had the cooked ham and we were both happy with the quality and quantity. Other dishes being served looked equally tasty. With so many pubs serving... More 

Thank Alan S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

The atmosphere in the pub is warm and friendly, although unfortunately we were out in the conservatory, I do understand that we were a large group, but it is winter and the heating was hardly on - quitre frankly I froze during lunch. The menu for a Sunday was okay, pork, beef or turkey with the trimmings. I am not... More 

Thank Laura O
Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Went to this pub with a large group of my family. We received a very warm welcome by friendly staff. It was a Sunday so they had a choice of roast lunches as well as a few other options. The food was delicious and good sized portions. I would definitely go back again.

Thank ECMcKnight
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went to this pub on the.7th Nov.booked a table for 8 of us one of whom is in a wheelchair and the owners and staff could not have been more helpful.the food was great we all had something different and not one complaint.it is just such a friendly old world type of pub been there 3 times now never dissapointed.the... More 

Thank Christine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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?