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The Cottage Inn

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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.

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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!

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Thank SueMorganPoole
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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.

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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.

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Thank Jill R
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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 

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Thank Leo V
Thatcham
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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

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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 

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Thank Henry N
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
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?