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the old boot inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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stanford dingley, Stanford Dingley RG7 6LT, England
+44 118 974 4292
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very warm welcome, Good Old Boy on tap, huge garden with view of the hills. We didn't eat there, but it's a lovely place for a drink. Real pubby atmosphere.

Thank clivetwooaks
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After receiving a very unfriendly reception at the pub round the corner, we left without buying anything and came here. What a difference! We felt immediately welcome, and went to sit in their garden (which has gorgeous views), to choose from the menu. We only had baguettes but they were delicious. The service was excellent. And we left feeling very... More 

1 Thank JennieJump
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision! Everything was lovely! Food was great and very reasonable. Beer was London pride and perfect. Will definitely be back to enjoy more from the talented chef! Open fire too!

1 Thank Richard H
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Food is fantastic. I ordered fish and chips. Lots of home made chips and crispy batter! Husband ordered steak pie and had lots of big chunks of steak. It was a proper pie and not a stew with a lid. Friday evening and no one else eating! Such a shame because the food was great! Very helpful staff and a... More 

2 Thank Imogen S
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Let's face it,this place has gone through a bit of a switch back in recent times. I'm very happy to say,though,that it's now getting back to it's best.John,who's remained his remarkably affable self throughout, and Franka are making a real effort. Chef Damien has been on attachments to broaden his experience and it shows. The place has the real local... More 

1 Thank David T
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Cycled out to this pub for Sunday lunch. Very friendly and helpful bar and serving staff. We sat outside. We both ordered fish and chips where the staff were more than happy to slightly teak the menu for us (salad rather than mushy peas.) Lovely fish, nicely battered and piping hot with chips and side salad as requested. All condiments... More 

1 Thank IanLS L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited twice while we were in the village - great beer and the steak pie was the BEST I've ever eaten. Full of chunky bits of proper steak. A bargain at £14. The staff are really friendly and I can't recommend this place highly enough.

1 Thank AlexKlaar
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of two pubs in the village and to my mind this is very much the better of the two. Welcoming and friendly landlord and nothing too much trouble. Third time I have eaten here and each time it has been very good. Can't vouch for the beer as I'm a cider man - Stowford Press on draught. Prices are... More 

1 Thank Andy M
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Came here for a meal after playing golf. Lovely steak pie and trimmings. Pleasant staff. Old fashioned country pub and none the worse for it. Reasonable prices. All round good value.

1 Thank billobe1
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Popped in for eats, tempted by the menu online, disappointed that my initial choice wasn't on but that is life and the landlord explained why and when it would be. Under going re-decoration, walls just been painted and from the outside, don't be fooled, far bigger than it looks with a conservatory and large garden out the back. Had the... More 

1 Thank Andy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: stanford dingley, Stanford Dingley RG7 6LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Stanford Dingley
  • Phone Number: +44 118 974 4292
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?