Bottle & Glass Inn

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The Bottle & Glass Inn is a lovingly restored pub from Alex Sergeant & David Holliday, focusing on a seasonal menu, a great wine list and a well loved beer selection. Our ethos is to serve the best food and drink in a casual, friendly environment, without pretention and stuffiness. Customers of all ages are welcome at all times in all areas of the pub and garden, including four-legged friends. We only ask that you respect our other guests and ensure dogs are clean and well behaved when visiting.
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E
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. We were surprised another table were allowed to have a dog at the table with them.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday roast and excellent friendly staff.

J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I have eaten here a few times on a Sunday now and always had a pleasant experience. This time round is seemed to have newer staff. I had a table booked for 12.
One young man stood with his hands down his trousers whilst talking to the other staff. All I kept thinking was ‘please don’t be the one serving my food’They all seemed more interested in talking then serving.

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress having a cold was a bit off-putting worrying about germs! Otherwise fab!!

A
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant lunch, but over cooked burgers (like rubber) put a downer on the experience.

A
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My soup was luke warm and the Ribeye steak that my wife and I ordered gave us upset stomachs. Disappointment on Valentine's night.

EN
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The B&G was recommended to us, the food and menu were good but the service was awful! They were not even busy. We waited a long time to be seated, we waited 25 minutes for our table to be cleared and only when I went up to find a waiter, did they come and take our plates away. We then waited a further 20 minutes for someone to come to take our dessert order, but no one did.....! In the end we got up, grabbed our coats and payed at the bar. I explained to the bar staff we were not happy and they gave us a 15% ‘Locals discount’. It’s a shame if it wasn’t for the terrible service I would go back again and recommend not worth going there

FO
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time I’ve have eaten here, the first time there was a two course lunch for £15 which was amazing value. That wasn’t available this time and so more costly but I’m not surprised they can’t produce food of such good quality cheaply. You get what you pay for and I would definitely go back for special occasions or when I don’t have to pay for the whole group.

MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous Sunday lunch food tasty and plenty of it, wine list substantial and staff attentive. All round 1st class.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely space, fresh flowers and very light. The service was on the slow side but the food was very tasty. We would go again

j
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff, great food, beautiful restaurant. No complaints at all!

MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Sunday roast was truly excellent. The beef was excellent quality and perfectly cooked, the veg was very tasty, and the dessert was incredible. Decent wine list as well. One of the best I've had.

GM
London
18 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We came to the pub to celebrate our anniversary as we’d been to the Harwood Arms and loved it. The food was absolutely delicious but the waitress didn’t really seem that engaged or add to our experience, if anything she dampened it. She managed to pick up her energy at the end but it still wasn’t great. Hopefully it was just a bad day and not a permanent state of play.

MH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately went for Sunday lunch on a very busy day. Starters were good, but then we waited an hour for the main course which was barely warm and the veg were uninteresting and/or plain not nice. Real shame and not our previous experience at the restaurant.

GL
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice ambience and good service, but food underwhealming. In particular, the 'veggie' main of roasted root vegetables with barley was seriously lacking in flavour. We wondered whether the head chef was having a night off! We'd recommend it to friends but with reservations and warn them to select their menu choices carefully.

M
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely warm fire to warm up after walking the dogs, friendly attentive service and exceptionally good food. My friend said it was the best meal she had had in a very long time! Congratulations B&G!

AS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great lunch with friends. Very good service. Very quiet. Fab food. Will definitely be back!

JW
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was poor and the portions of food for the cost extremely disappointing. The waitress did not understand the menu, several options were unavailable on a Saturday night and we had to pay for extra vegetables when the dish we ordered was already loaded with them!!!
The Partridge dish was tough and overcooked as was the steak.

DP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely family meal for 6 celebrating 4 birthdays all this week and it was very enjoyable. There was a little delay due to another larger party, the only special starter was unavailable and I thought the overall value for money was a little high. All that said the staff were very friendly, the food was enjoyed and we will definitely go back :)

SP
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Went for Sunday lunch and had a v good time. My only observation would be that they could have more variety of cheaper wines Esp for those served by the glass. I noticed most people were not drinking wine and maybe that is due to the prices.

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent lunch, nice service and beautiful walk beforehand

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was good but service incredibly poor. We had to ask for everything which none of it was done with a smile. It wasn't even busy and therefore no excuse. Very disappointing as have been a couple of times before but would not rush back.

BA
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was fine but, the service was terrible the girl that waited on us didn’t smile once, she didn’t ask if we’d like more drinks just kept walking passed us, we didn’t get asked if we would like to see the desert menu and it took absolutely ages for her to ask if we wanted coffee made us feel, very very uncomfortable it's a shame because the front of house in the bar area was excellent that’s the reason we decided to go there, we’d been for a dog walk the day before and popped in for a drink and the staff were excellent so we thought let’s try the restaurant.

D Bryant

GD
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A mix of comfortable modern restaurant and traditional pub. High-end food and drink choices although vegan options very limited. Hopefully Veganuary will spur them on.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual.

NW
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely cosy local pub. Very tasty well cook tender beef with our roast on Boxing Day. Would definitely go again.

IR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice pub which seems to be owned and run by a fellow on his own most of the time. Good parking, lively location with great walks from the pub.

AR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The first issue is that the open table website does not keep up to date with the changing menu at the Bottle and Glass.
Having arrived we ordered, but there was no indication on the menu or at the time we ordered that one of the dishes would take an extra 20 minutes. That said the staff did what they could and brought us out extra snacks to keep us going.
The food was amazingly good.
However the beer was off and about 8:30pm they started noisily moving tables around - if you need to rearrange for a second cover then have two people lift and carry the tables.

The food was brilliant, as it has been before, but there a few bits they need to learn from.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

So I decided a special breakfast with my family of 7 for my Birthday. Well I can honestly say it was hugely disappointing. The sour dough toast was rubbish sliced bread. The poached eggs were hard. 1 sausage. The poached eggs and salmon were on one slice of sliced rubbish bread. Pitiful. I didn’t complain as I didn’t want an atmosphere.
I guess it explains why you were empty for breakfast. The coffee is out of a push button machine and lukewarm . People have said you are good. For me you have a long long way to go.
Sad as i thought you would be special Coppa club for me next time. Head and shoulders above you.

SM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Compliments to the chef. Food was excellent and would highly recommend.

C
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, warm atmosphere and friendly service. Couldn't drink because I was driving but wine selection looked pretty impressive.

KB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely flawless we loved it! We can’t wait to go back.

f
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wine list is too extensive and expensive . It would benefit if there were a greater selection of good quality House Wines at realistic prices . In the main most people who eat out regularly tend to judge their experience on this issue , as the highest item on the bill will be alcohol !

BB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous festive meal.
The food was superb - wonderful flavours, great choices, just the right amount.
Service was attentative but not obtrusive. Good value for money.
Couldn't fault it.

DC
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I did not like the reminder email. What would you have done if I hadn't responded - cancelled the booking? Not everyone is checking their phones and gadgets regularly. And quite unnecessary as there were many empty tables. You are the first restaurant we have been to in Henley to have this awful practice.
I didn't like the automatic adding of 12 1/2%. I realise it is not compulsory but the need to point it out spoils the enjoyment of the evening. Tips should be left entirely to the customer and in any case the standard in the UK is 10% not 12 1/2%.
The meat was tough - I realise it was not your best but one could get much better for £16, and with vegetables included. Portions (except for the meat) were very small.
All in all, I had the impression of a money-grabbing approach to running the restaurant.
PS. I note this has a spell-checker programmed to US 'English'. Can't we use our own spellings or do you think the USA is superior to us? I have lived in the states and would not agree.

S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great meal. Lovely food (although a bit salty for mine and my wife’s pallet). Service was friendly, but didn’t ask how food was at any point. Would go there again.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday. Lovely evening, very relaxed

D
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were the only people in despite being unable to book a table for the time we required. One girl (very pleasant) didn’t know what she was doing. Food was just edible. Costly.

JG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, the food was superb and the staff are always friendly and polite.

e
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Extremely slow service.
Roast beef was undercooked and quite tough.