RestaurantsBerkshireFrilshamRG18

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Summary

£78
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Kate Middleton’s favourite pub, apparently (Raymond Blanc is a fan too) is this rural inn deep in the Berkshire countryside, where noise from the nearby M4 doesn’t impinge on its tranquility. Much-expanded in recent years with the addition of a cookery school, it’s nowadays run by Kate Robinson and her partner, musician Rocky Rockliff (Kate’s ex-husband, game expert Mike Robinson, is no longer involved). Though still popular with our reporters too, there’s a feeling that “the menu has been scaled back in recent times” with meals that are increasingly “good but not special”.

Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely country pub in the middle of nowhere” (deep in the Berkshire countryside, where it’s easy to ignore the nearby M4) hits all targets with “big portions of delicious, gamey, meat dishes, friendly knowledgeable service and a relaxed atmosphere”. Owner Kate Robinson made a few changes when she took over from her former husband, the well-known shooting chef Mike Robinson, and now runs it with her partner, musician Rocky Rockliff. Top Tip – the snacks in the bar and huge garden are high quality, and considerably cheaper than eating a full meal inside.

Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Specialising in game served in an innovative way” from the Yattendon estate which surrounds it, this “delightful” country pub makes the most of its location “in beautiful countryside”. It came to prominence under the shooting chef Mike Robinson and is now run by his former wife, Kate Robinson, and her musician partner Rocky Rockliff. They reopened it after a revamp two years ago with a “tasty new small plates menu” whose highlights include “delicious venison” and “amazing pheasant pie”. In summer, lunch from the bar menu in the vast garden.

Summary

£61
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Reopened in September 2019 after a period of closure – complete with guest rooms, new kitchen, restaurant extension and game cookery school – this well-known pub won renown for its game cooking under former proprietor Michael Robinson. Nowadays run, with much of the same team, by his ex-wife, Katie Robinson, we would hazard a guess that its new incarnation will continue the good points it had of old, including its well-kept beer and beautiful large garden in summer.

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Yattendon Estate, Frilsham, RG18 0XX

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The Pot Kiln Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Pot Kiln Restaurant in RG18, Frilsham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Pot Kiln restaurant.
Mike E
Quiet, "real" pub and restaurant, beautiful...
Reviewed 10 months, 15 days ago

"Quiet, "real" pub and restaurant, beautifully located. Game is the main strand of the menu, but veggies are also extremely well catered for."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £25.80 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
Yattendon Estate, Frilsham, RG18 0XX
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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