The Golden Retriever

4.3
54 reviews
£25 and under
International
When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Golden Retriever in Bracknell.
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MartinH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect and very good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab value for money great fizz Friday £35 for Moët great pub food and service

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PhilipC
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the loveliest Sunday roasts we've had, all four of us really enjoyed our meals. Staff were warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble.

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Wfld
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great atmosphere. Extensive menu and good to catch up with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Family Sunday roast for 7. A little slow service for food and drinks but friendly waiter made up for it and meal worth the wait.

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KenL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was a very busy Sunday lunchtime. We had a nice table for two near the fireplace (as requested). The service was excellent given it was so busy. The only drawback was that the food was disappointingly just warm rather then hot.

The ambiance was spoilt because it was so busy and we could hardly carry on a conversation. We have made a booking for Boxing Day evening at 7.30 when I guess it will be similarly busy. Is there a quiet area you can recommend ? I am thinking whether we should go to the Warren House instead and which is closer to where we live. Your advice would be welcomed.

Kind regards

Ken Livet

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vipMatilda2
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The lunch was very good , service excellent, choice of tables,
The only down side was the Ladies toilets are in need of repair,
cistern broken, door lock broken, floors dirty, hand dryer not working, the carpets in the entrance to the toilets are very dirty and greasy and upstairs not good for those with mobility problems, there is a down stairs loo but locked and key needed but unable to get attention of bar staff as very busy.
This toilet situation is a shame because everything else was so good, toilets do in my book, denote the hidden standards of the restaurant so hope they are given some attention.

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ChristianT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sorry, my review is in dutch. Een fijne plek om heerlijk te eten. Reserveren is aan te raden, want het kan druk zijn. Het eten was gewoon goed. De bediening was vlot en attent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service

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MargaretS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,food and good value. Only negative is more chicken on menu would have been good.

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LilianaC
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The pizza was great and good value for money. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very busy, lovely atmosphere, food good but service a little slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely even though it was a set menu for Mother’s Day

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MaryT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very enjoyable experience. Will probably avoid Sunday in future as it was just so crowded and therefore noisy. An indication of how popular it is important guess!

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Jl27
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good as was the service but didn't like where our table was. Much prefer sitting to the right side of the pub and in future if no tables available that side would give it a miss.

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Twols
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice evening out with my parents. Shared the duo of cheese with my mum to start, with my other half and dad having the pate. No complaints both very nice. Was a good wait time between courses, didn’t feel too rushed or too long a wait. Mains arrived, wagu burger, rib eye steak and lamb shank were all very good. My mum wasn’t happy with her meal but all credit to the restaurant , it was taken away and replaced with an alternative of her choice, and she really enjoyed the replacement. Overall good value, good service and good atmosphere.

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MalcolmH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meet and greet in the pub was good reservation was as requested and straight to seating area
waiter waited until we had settled the approached was friendly and advised us what specials were
available
excellent food for both of us and a very pleasant time had
would recommend to others

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JohnG
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience. Awesome.
Can get very busy so booking essential.

JT
JaneT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great staff. Lovely meal with a friend

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow, drinks were forgotten and main course was brought out before starter was cleared. Food was very good. Price was good

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MalcolmH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good reception, pleasantly escorted to table.
Excellent waitress named Victoria very attentive but not pushy
excellent service, food selection good and served hot where required
given time and space to select what was required good evening had by all

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DarrenV
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, food very good & everything was available on the menu

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vipJohnL
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had 8 guys on a golf trip and loved this place. Food was pub style and ambience was great, we had n outdoor table on a beautiful night. They were very understaffed so service wasn’t great but cool spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service food great value for money and super location

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JohnG
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a couple of times now and found it to be busy each time,( says something about the quality of the food and service) only downside with booking through opentable was it didn't actually place my booking so restaurant had no idea I was coming, luckely I had emails showing I had booked and was seated for my meal.
Best book direct via pub website.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would recommend this restaurant good food ,service and good value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely family roast. Was really enjoyable

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Websters4
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We came for a catch up with friends, I recommended here for a nice Sunday dinner and it didn’t disappoint, lovely roast enjoyed by all, the only issue we had was the appointment I made with open table hadn’t gone through to the restaurant but they sorted a table.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with the grandchildren food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The golden retriever is a lovely venue. It has a welcoming atmoshpere.

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Margdel
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Convenient meeting place, easy booking. Good service, delicious food in pleasant surroundings.

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Cazz
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely and staff were very friendly and attentative

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Potatoes and cauli cheese were a bit... well done but tasted ok and rest of roast was very nice. Good overall

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JeanA
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly greeting on entering and good range of beers. Staff were very attentive and steaks cooked to our liking. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, no waiting, friendly witresse - no problems - good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sister visits from the Midlands and was dissatisfied with the new Saturday menu the set menu for £25 was £35 really practically everything on there was extra £

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Sarah
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

When we arrived we were advised that our booking was not in their system despite me having the email confirmation
Quite a wait between services but it was Father's Day
The roast was lovely but spoilt by the burnt roast potatoes

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful and friendly staff and good food which makes a pleasant experience.

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Finn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality food, friendly service and baby friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were quite concerned when we arrived as the car park was completely full and the pub was very busy. However, after a short wait we were seated to our reserved table and actually the starters and drinks came pretty swiftly considering, with main courses arriving a comfortable gap after we finished these. The food and service were excellent and I would highly recommend it. It's standard Vintage Inn menu - which has a variety of tried and trusted recipes so I suspect the quality is pretty similar all the time. Price was competitive too. We had a quiet table in a corner which was great. Bread platter probably not worth the money - have had much better in other restaurants, but otherwise everyone was very happy with their meals. Unlike many Vintage Inn's this pub does not take Gourmet Card - too busy.

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The Golden Retriever is rated 4.3 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.