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The Cottage Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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26 Broad Lane, Reading RG7 6QJ, England
+44 1635 864544
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Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warm, welcoming atmosphere, unpretentious, excellent food. Gary always has a warm, cheerful smile. Outside seating good. Paddock contains pet goats.

Thank maisey2017
Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cottage is well-known in the village of Upper Bucklebury for helping the local community and Primary School. You would always be assured of a warm & friendly welcome with heaps of space for kids to play (under adult supervision!) in the field at the back. Super!

Thank SueMorganPoole
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just been to The Cottage Inn for lunch on a Saturday. Web site says very clearly food served from 12pm - 3pm. Booked a table over the phone for 2pm. Got there on time, ordered main courses which we finished a fraction after 3pm. Asked about dessert and were told that food service finished at 2pm and that this was... More 

Thank Craig M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time visiting this pub and we went as a table of 14 for a family Christmas get together. Lovely staff and food was amazing. Would definitely recommend this pub and will be visiting again.

Thank archieellie
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Meals were nicely served and delicious. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Jill R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A cosy, yet light pub that served a very nice pint of Good Old Boy. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Kitchen was flexible enough to do a kids version of a main course instead of the kids menu. Chips - both large and skinny were excellent as were the chicken wings. The fish and chips was... More 

Thank Leo V
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Popped in one midweek evening for supper and enjoyed a quite meal with the wife. Good quality "pub" food with plesent service from the bar and serving staff.

Thank Philti63
Phuoc Hai, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great value for Pub food and excellent fish and chips at a reasonable price, Good size of servings, high quality food and great value

Thank J6246HEmark
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely take away from the cottage tonight. Cooked to perfection (not greasy or undercooked/overcooked) good value for money as the food was filling,yummy and plenty of it. Would recommend to anyone especially families who fancy a "nicer takeaway". The staff are really friendly and it's a nice atmosphere. We will be going there again for dinner and... More 

Thank Henry N
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We drove past this lovely pub a few weeks ago and commented how well-looked-after it appeared, especially the vibrant window-box arrangements, and that it might be worth further investigation! Fast forward to today and a quick read of its TripAdvisor reviews and we decided to give it a whirl for Sunday lunch for five. Once again, the outside impression was... More 

Thank Michael E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Broad Lane, Reading RG7 6QJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 864544

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