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“Saturday lunch...couldn't ask for better :)”
Review of the old boot inn

the old boot inn
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chef Rody likes to describe his style of cooking as 'bistronomie"-gastronomie without the fuss, challenging the common misconception that simple dishes require less skill and attention to detail, rody prepare perfectly executed dishes with expertly balanced flavours.
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Saturday lunch...couldn't ask for better :)”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Travelling back from a morning out at the Wolf Conservation, we decided to stop at The Old Boot for a bit of dinner (lunch).
Although the sat nav wasn't as accurate with the inn being away from where it said it would be, I though this was a great establishment!
Arriving just after 12, we were one of the first ones to eat for that day. The barman, who was the waiter as well, was very friendly and helpful. We ordered drinks and sat down by the open fire which gave the pub a great feel about it and a homely environment.
After ordering food, the barman/waiter brought the food out very quickly; the food was incredible! The starters, breaded brie, was delicious and could have had it for a main course aswell! I had the tikka masala for a main course which was lovely too; the tikka sauce was a bit watery but still delicious food!
Reasonably priced and great surroundings. Would definitely come here again ):

  • Visited January 2014
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Saturday lunch social after our walk”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

After our organised walk in the local country side ten of us had lunch at the Old Boot Inn and one for a drink.
A few of us had upgraded meals due to a shortage of the original request - no problem for the owner.
Food orders placed with no need to group the bill together making it easier for us, drinks at the ready our post walk social started.
Well presented and tasty lunches when they were served all appeared within minutes so well done to the kitchen on achieving that - it's not the same in the arrive over a long period.

Accommodating to move the tables around due to an increase in our original number of eaters from 9 to 10.

Feedback from the group was all positive.

Thanks John and Steve.
Back soon!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank mdd150407
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Yummy food, good atmosphere, lovely location, a little £ though”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Lovely food....have been quite a few times...and also have a good meal. Expensive for a pub, but satisfaction guaranteed so it is on the list as a treat.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank BodenMummy
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very tasty food, good service but you will pay for it!”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Went here recently and found the staff very helpful and chatty, food and drinks were exceptional as was the price which was a bit of a shock. As it was with friends, I had to wear it, but was quite pricey. The ambiance was really good with a relaxing area out the back with good views and room for kids if you take them. Toilet cleanliness and maintenance would need to improve to get 5 stars and maybe review prices which are at the top end for pub food.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Earleof2J
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Bradfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good indeed, worth the repeated visits”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We visited the Old Boot on a Friday evening. Excellent menu with lovely service from young and friendly staff. Good atmosphere - locals drinking in bar and a friendly welcome. Would recommend and will certainly go back. Been other places like in Bradfield, Pangbourne, this was the best by far and the food was outstanding. Also very child friendly so the whole family can sit and have a meal.

Visited August 2013
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