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Pub, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attractive views and lovely atmosphere. Very friendly and welcomes dogs. Food exceptionally good and very reasonably prices. Will return soon.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 January 2024 via mobile

Delicious as always ! Lovely setting and hosts - decor great in and out and food great value and very tasty and large choice

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

I visited this riverside pub with colleagues for a quick lunch. There was a nice selection of food for vegetarians and we all enjoyed our meal. The views across the river are lovely and the decoration of the pub is interesting and modern. Will definitely...visit again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

We visited this pub for the first time yesterday for lunch and enjoyed it very much. The pizza was amazing and service was very friendly . The landlord and landlady even gave my greyhound water and homemade treats. Very dog friendly pub and a relaxed...atmosphere. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Maybe the upcoming pub closure will give the male publican time to work on his rude attitude when serving customers.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023

Lovely location on the River Kennet near Blake's Lock. The decor is really nice with lots of interesting nooks and crannies. Great seating on the river front or cosy inside seating. Also interesting seating at the rear. Good menu too. We had Turkish meatballs with...aubergines and rice ... delicious 😋.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023 via mobile

Attended for a meal with my family including our 3 year old. Ordered the kids chicken fingers & chips with the rest of our food for my 3 year old. When the food arrived, The manager literally was about to explode at me as I...took the meal to start cutting it up for my son but the manager thought it was for me to eat, so as he was talking at me I had no idea what he was saying as I was confused and then the other waiter had to explain I was cutting it up for my child. Anyway, I found this really unacceptable- what if it was for me anyway?! Some People may not want a big meal! I found him quite rude & abrupt. £8.95 for a kids meal is also quite pricey. And it was also not appropriate type of food as it was the same spicy chicken strips as it was on the starters so my child did not eat them anyway as they were spicy. The portions were quite small for the money, although it was nice overall. Not really family friendly, and the waiter kept scratching his bum walking around the restaurant. Which is gross! Therefore, I’m sorry to say, we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

Live entertainment on a Sunday lunch……how lovely, food was OK but I’ve had to resort to using Tripadvisor to bring my experience to the attention of the manager as he wasn’t prepared to listen to anything I had to say. Food business operators in the...retail and catering sector are required to provide allergen information and follow labelling rules as set out in food law. I suggest you become acquainted with this and Natasha’s Law. Fortunately my reaction to a particular food won’t last too long but long enough to have ruined my afternoon/evening.…….your reaction however was totally OTT. You were extremely rude, I acknowledge that my daughter raised her voice to you…..but then you did accuse her of lying about a declaration when ordering food. You blew the whole situation up out of proportion and was not prepared to accept any responsibility. I’m so glad it wasn’t a severe allergic reaction to something. You shouldn’t be offering customer fexofenadine either…..you’re not a pharmacist or a doctor and you don’t know what drugs I may already be taking or contra-indications!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023 via mobile

A river side pub with a great atmosphere and pleasant outside area. It has a real community feel. The staff are welcoming and the food menu is impressive.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Thoroughly enjoyable family lunch, lovely location by the waterside, with seating outside, inside and also out the back on the patio. The food was excellent, and plenty of choices for freshly baked cakes for desert, with also other choices including churros! The atmosphere was great,...dog friendly and plenty of friendly, well-behaved canines around. Very welcoming atmosphere. Will certainly return here soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Had lunch for 2. Very impressed with the menu, and the food did not disappoint. Will definitely be returning and certainly happy to recommend.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

What a lovely friendly atmosphere . Brilliant menu with such variety. I had probably one of the best curries I have had, thoroughly recommend the Thai red curry. Amazing portion sizes and great value for money. Really friendly staff. Exceptional service. Plus they allow dogs...and it is by the river, what more could you ask for?!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

The food was amazing - full roast with veggies; roast; potatoes and Yorkshire pudding! Service was great - would recommend this any day!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Very cosy pub / restaurant on the canal with excellent Mediterranean and Asian menu selections besides the traditional pub food. Home made cakes and superb coffee compliment the appetizers and main dishes. Highly recommended for lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 1 October 2022 via mobile

The food was bland, tasted like it had come straight from the freezer, nothing was fresh. Service was awful, the guy that was serving acted like he didn't want to be there, he had no manners and just sat talking to his friend. Won't be...back!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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