Harden's survey result
A “lovely” thatched pub serving a “short but excellent menu” of food “up to the standards of a London restaurant” – owners Alex Sergeant and David Holloway, graduates of stellar Fulham gastroboozer the Harwood Arms, have put their know-how to excellent effect in south Oxfordshire. “It manages to retain the atmosphere of a village pub while offering very high-quality dining” – “locals still use it for a drink”. Two years down the track, the pair have opened their second venue, Hart Street Tavern, in nearby Henley-on-Thames. Top Tip – “wonderful garden serving great pizzas from a huge pizza oven and drinks from a horsebox”.
“Meals start with amazing bread and continue on from there” at “the latest incarnation of this slightly out-of-the-way pub near Henley” – relaunched last year by Alex Sergeant & David Holliday who “have certainly brought the standards of the Harwood Arms [London’s No. 1 Pub in the Harden’s survey] to South Oxfordshire”. “Each dish is carefully presented with rich flavours and many lovely sauces”, and the selection includes “melting venison from just around the corner”. “The dining extension is very nice but still new” and “the whitewash and high ceilings can make it feel a tad sterile, but as the place fills up it becomes relaxed with the chatter of happy diners”.
“The Harwood touch arrives in South Oxfordshire” at this thatched pub just outside Henley run by two alumni of the famous Fulham hostelry (with a menu incorporating game from the Phillimore Estate) – “newly opened and off to a very promising start”.
|Wine per bottle||£22.00|
Bottle and Glass Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews
"First meal out after lockdown. Short menu, friendly but slow service and a good buzz"
"Went for Sunday roast shortly after Christmas. Pub busy but service friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The pub underwent extensive refurbishment and extension two years ago. In so doing some of the original character of the old thatched, half timebered building has been lost. The rear extension is modern and comfortable. A good starter (smoked salmon and dressing) and an amazing treacle tart for dessert. The beef roast and trimmings was robust but let down by not being piping hot. With a bottle of wine and an average of 2.5 courses the cost £50pp."
"slow service because of a large party pre Christmas. interesting wine list."
"Great menu with much passion from all staff. Very enjoyable lunch experience with friends from London."
"Well balanced a la carte menu with good choice and good wine list. Friendly and attentive staff. Still retains pub atmosphere in the Bar. Overall well priced, fixed menu good value"
Bones Lane, Binfield Heath, RG9 4JT
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑4:30 pm|