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The Bladebone Inn

££ - £££, British,
Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
+44 118 971 4000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (34 reviews)
“cheese scone” (9 reviews)
“roast beef” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our trip back from Poole to London we wanted something light to eat so came off the main road and drove around the country lanes hoping to find a country pub. When we came across The Bladebone Inn we were pleasantly surprised. It had...More

Thank LucyJohn_1923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to the Bladebone on a number of occasions and the food is very good and it’s always busy. I would have given a 5 star review but this is now the third time we have been when we’ve had to wait too long...More

Thank Lully55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been driving past here for a while and meaning to go in. Glad we finally did as it was lovely. We sat in the sun in the garden (which was immaculate and a joy to sit in) and the staff were very efficient in taking...More

Thank Imogen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely way to celebrate our 54th wedding anniversary. Excellent meal, very tasty, beautifully presented. A bit more expensive than the average pub but well worth it. Pleasant helpful staff. All in all a very good experience. Went locally else where the week before with friends...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

4 generations of our family enjoyed a beautiful al fresco lunch. The food and service were exemplary. I really must call out the staff, who went above and beyond to make an emotional day simply awesome. Thank you guys for hosting us!

Thank Spolls
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Another fantastic Sunday lunch being local we are spoilt for choice but another great experience A++

Thank Paullw
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just had a fantastic meal here. Fabulous service, attentive but not overbearing, very friendly. Great variety on the menu with specials on top. Food was brilliant, well presented and tasted superb. Would thoroughly recommend - our first visit but we'll be back

1  Thank Clive N
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The staff at The Bladebone couldn't have been more accommodating for a recent family meal. It was a Saturday lunchtime and we were a large party and we were not rushed or pressured at all. The staff very kindly let us move our table from...More

1  Thank alexw384
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The food was of the highest standard! Service was exceptional, extra gravy was brought without us asking and the staff were so friendly. Really couldn't fault it and will definitely be back. Can't wait until their new venture opens, another great choice of somewhere local...More

1  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Slow service. Meat not very good quality, we were told the lamb could be either rare or well done, no where in between. Meat was practically raw when it arrived! Terrible vegetarian option! Our veggie eater was served a plate of vegetables! The vegetables were...More

Thank Charlotte M
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Questions & Answers
Carol I
28 July 2018|
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Response from Alex B |
No it's not limited to roasts (although the roasts are amazing). There is a great selection of different dishes available including plebty of fresh seafood, great burgers and lighter choices too.
9 May 2015|
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Response from dannyc1972 |
Reopened 2016... it’s amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chapel Row | Bucklebury, Reading RG7 6PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 971 4000
  • E-mail
EAT, DRINK & ENJOY !!... Beautiful Country Pub in stunning location... boasting a large garden & stone patio perfect for those summer evenings!! Creative British menu with daily specials & lighter lunch-time offerings... Amazing food, stunning wines, Visual stimulating environment with real ales and exellent service to boot!! we look forward to seeing you all soon
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