Popular village pub with appealing food, simply furnished bar and dining rooms and seats on terrace and in garden


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-3, 5.30-9.30; 12-6 Sun

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Price of cheapest bitter: £3.80

Name of cheapest bitter: Good Old Boy.

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar

The good pub guide review

Beautifully renovated red-brick village pub, run by a young enthusiastic couple. Much emphasis is of course placed on the very good, well presented food cooked by Mr Sanderson, but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and there's a proper bar for those just wanting a pint and a chat. Furnishings are simple: elegant and more contemporary wooden dining chairs and cushioned window seats around chunky pine tables on bare boards, prints and old black and white photographs of the pub on pale-painted walls, wine bottles lining delft shelves and a couple of open fires. Hook Norton Hooky Gold, Sharps Doom Bar and West Berkshire Good Old Boy on handpump and a dozen wines by the glass; background music. The airy little dining conservatory leads to a terrace with rattan-style furniture and there are more seats on the lawn.

The good pub guide food review

The food offerings will not disappoint with options such as Windsor estate pork, confit belly, roast tenderloin, dauphinoise, celeriac remoulade, fresh apple, or classics such as beer battered haddock, rustic chips, truffled mushy peas, tartare sauce, lemon. The weekend specials are not to be missed for example moules frites or crispy mackerel fillets, beetroot and celeriac remoulade, lemon, herby mayonnaise.

2021 Awards

Licensee Introduction

The Bladebone was named so in 1666 when the Bladebone of a mammoth was sealed within copper and hung above the door. 350years later Renowned, Chef Patron Richie Sanderson and his Wife Charlotte have restored The Bladebone back to its Rightful position within this stunning village with its royal connections creating a unique country pub offering exquisite cuisine with traditional favourites & daily specials making great use of our local, regional & national produce on a seasonal basis making us the perfect spot for luncheons and Dinners boasting an amazing wine list with over 40 bottles, Local Real Ales & Ice cold Lager. Rustic, oversized furniture with quirky touches in our main pub.. leading to our beautiful conservatory area looking out over our alfresco patio dinning on to our stunning garden & rolling Berkshire countryside Beauty awaits!! Look at our gallery page on the Web & Facebook. Eat, Drink and enjoy the simple brief of the Bladebone. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Name of Licensee

Richie and Charlotte Sanderson

Contact Details

Bladebone, Chapel Row, Reading, Berks, RG7 6PD

(0118) 971 4000