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Summary

“Wonderful out-of-the-way” gastropub “down the end of a winding lane” and with “an amazing indoors with a dining room plastered with intriguing old photos”, which still “sets standards others struggle to meet” (listen up pop pickers, it’s owned by ex-Sweet and John Otway rock guitarist Paul Clerehugh, who set up here in 1989). “Never had a bad meal, course or service: it always delivers with taste, charm and pizzazz”. “A handwritten daily changing menu is always a joy to hold – other pretenders take note”.

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Paul Clerehugh “has really found the formula to please his customers” at this “tucked out-of-the-way” gastropub “down the narrow country lanes” of the Chiltern Hills, between Reading and Henley, where “there is always a friendly smile and something delicious on the menu”. “I’ve been coming here roughly once a fortnight over 15 years, and it never fails to please!”

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Tucked away in the Chiltern Hills between Reading and Henley”, Paul Clerehugh’s “wonderful, out-of-the-way pub/restaurant” is “still a favourite after many years”. The food is “gorgeous”, staff are “very friendly and cheerful” and the oak-beamed interior is “just lovely” (there’s also “the option of eating in the secret garden area” at the back). Top Tip – “great music nights”.

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Tucked out-of-the-way (thankfully otherwise it would be mobbed)” – this “unbeatable” oak-beamed rural favourite is, for fans, “the benchmark for casual relaxed dining”, with “a romantic ambience in both rooms” and “always reliable” cooking.

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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The Crooked Billet Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Crooked Billet Restaurant in RG9, Stoke Row by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Crooked Billet restaurant.
tony o
We visited on a busy Friday, we found a tab...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"We visited on a busy Friday, we found a table near the fire, #seksymissus had Scallops with dry black pudding, Cremated crispy duck. Twice baked Scones ( cheese soufflé) and Lamb Rump. Server was top grade, full of diners on the very good value lunchtime menu "

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Axel T
Lovely meal and staff very good with the ki...
Reviewed 4 months, 13 days ago

"Lovely meal and staff very good with the kids."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.50  
SundayLunch   £29.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £17.00 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.50
Filter Coffee £2.75
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Newlands Ln, Stoke Row, RG9 5PU
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-10:30 pm

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