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The Ostrich Restaurant

) #10 of 166 Restaurants in Slough $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
High Street | Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0JZ, England
+44 1753 682628
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
High Street | Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0JZ, England
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1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us enjoyed a good meal there, served by a very freindly Polish waitress (my colleague is Polish so he spent a good deal of time chatting her up!). Really nice place with a distinctive style and good beer. We'll go again!

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

a lovely venue where old meets new - superb food and accommodation which was quirky but welcoming. Lots of free parking and free wifi coupled with the simple touches that make it stand out. Friendly and happy staff who could not have been more helpful....More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a bunch of work colleagues and wasn't disappointed with the food nor the ale that we had. Lovely friendly staff, The starter I (quail egg in breadcrumbs) came with a great sauce and the main of stuff chicken was full of flavour but...More

Thank RichardPrince
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meeting planned and found this as a good halfway point. There's plenty of parking outside the back along with a seating area which overlooks the car park. Inside the place is very comfortable and bright. A good bar and friendly staff. The best...More

1  Thank ScabbieMcD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends for Sunday lunch as we were staying in the area. Great old building with modern touches. Very comfortable to sit in the lounge or dining get area. Bar had a great selection of guest beers, ciders etc. Service from all staff could not...More

1  Thank royTrowbridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this Pub whilst staying overnight in Colnbrook. Didn't have to book and the food was lovely and well presented and the deserts and beers were good too.

2  Thank LionsmanManchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been there for the first time.... fish & chips to die for ! Definitely go back, very reasonable price and excellent friendly service !

2  Thank cookie170
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an amazing (and super creepy!) history, with a modern update that fits perfectly with ancient beams, fireplace, etc. The ambience is matched by the food. Everything is clearly cooked with care, right down to the steamed vegetables. Incredibly friendly staff. Highly recommended.

2  Thank WorldTripper365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years The Ostrich has gone from good to bad to good and on that cycle. Right now it is better than good, it's excellent. A lot has been put into it externally and internally both in terms of finance, thought and passion and...More

2  Thank what2expect
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had dinner at this lovely place and I must say the history alone had me excited to be going! Well the food was just as good as the stories that go with it. So let's talk about the food. I ordered the caramelized...More

2  Thank 2flyby
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0JZ, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Slough
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Slough
  • Phone Number: +44 1753 682628
  • E-mail
Description
Believed to date back to the 12th century, The Ostrich on the old Bath to London road, close to Heathrow Airport and Terminal 5, is said to be England's third oldest inn. It's certainly a very fine example of its kind, combining everything you'd expect in a historic coaching inn: beams, nooks, fireplaces, crooked stairs, a cobbled courtyard and an interesting (albeit macabre) history. The chunky contemporary wooden furniture and bright colours come as a bit of a surprise, and work well with the huge, sagging beams, standing timbers and open fires. A wide-ranging menu serves good, freshly prepared food and reflects the demands of the area (the M4 and M25 are very near) and the concomitant mix of people. The specials board changes daily, while a lunch menu that is always ready within 20 minutes. A hearty Sunday lunch menu is served all dy long allowing you to indulge in a proper lie in and still have time for a roast.A private function room upstairs plays host to regular comedy nights and is available for hire for functions.