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The Old Boot Inn

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4.5
36 Reviews
£25 and under
English

André & Rebecca were determined to bring The Old Boot Inn back to its former glory and have dedicated themselves to restoring this historic Inn.

Whether you're local or travelling through, a warm welcome awaits you at The Old Boot.

André and his team are dedicated to extend the best in hospitality, and to make your visit
a memorable one.

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What 36 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LL

    LisaL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, a meal for two, great atmosphere and staff brilliant. Generous food and yummy to boot 👌

  2. F

    Fishagogo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’d been waiting for ages to try their special seafood menu nights as it’s always booked up so fast.. but I finally got a table & definitely worth the wait! 🦀 🦞 🦐

  3. JU

    JULIAR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff were attentive and friendly. Excellent evening.

  4. DH

    DebbieH

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, loved the setting in tepee alround fab experience.

  5. BC

    BeccaC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    We ate in the pub part of the Boot which was cosy and pub like. We would not have wanted to eat in the conservatory, where the lighting was far too bright and clinical. But that is typical of so many places! So no ambience there at all.

  6. c

    clairej

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautifully cosy country pub serving excellent food, the staff are really attentive and friendly. There is a gorgeous log burner going to keep you warm on a winters night. I would highly recommend this place.

  7. VB

    VictoriaB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great pub. Traditional food and good kids menu. Friendly staff. We had a very nice meal here. Lovely garden

  8. B

    Bombardier48

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Overall not a great experience. One of our guests has mobility problems and our group was unable to access the main seating area where our table was booked. Staff not hugely helpful, had to twice request that they found us another table which was accessible for our guest whilst we were left standing outside. Food ok but nothing too exciting and fairly limited menu. Service was also very slow. Food brought out one plate at a time, leaving some guests meals to get cold whilst waiting for other guests meals to arrive. Overall we won’t return.

  9. JB

    JudyB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, staff are friendly, polite and efficient and everything we would expect from a village pub. Atmosphere relaxed and chatty. Great evening thankyou

  10. EB

    EmmaB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the staff helpful. The atmosphere in the tent with the lights was lovely

  11. VB

    VanessaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed whenever we visit this pub. Our whole family love the food and ambiance.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food great menu, not alit of atmosphere, but it was a Wednesday evening

  13. CR

    ClaireR

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch in garden teepee. Pub is very child and dog friendly. Service was good and we paid £30pp for main, dessert and drink so reasonable value for money.

  14. j

    johnt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant and personal service as well as good food and comfortable setting, the combination of all these making the outstanding experience.

  15. WM

    WendyM

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

  16. HB

    HilaryB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Very disappointing. Had a great lunch here last year and were delighted when we arrived yesterday by the amazing Tepee in the garden; beautifully set up with a variety of tables and chairs and lovely lighting. The service, however, was very slow and this was when it was mid-week and not very busy. We ordered salt and pepper squid, small portion and struggled to find any squid amongst the over-cooked batter. We then had the surf and turf salad. Prawns over cooked and no garlic butter flavour at all. Beef was ok, but because meat and prawns on top of the overdressed salad it was all a mushy mess. I can't believe it is the same pub as last year. We even checked that it was the regular chef. Such a shame we had been so looking forward to it

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Relaxed atmosphere - good venue for families and dogs. Range of burgers with excellent chips

  18. G

    Gibbo0809

    Buckinghamshire

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab place for a relaxed Saturday lunch with friends.

  19. M

    Millie

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Polite staff and very family friendly environment

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful meal in a lovely location. Staff were friendly and attentive.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another night out supporting a localish pub following lockdown easing. It was a Wednesday night and they had run a bank holiday South African themed night that was sold out on the Monday which meant that they were not able to do a couple of the main courses and a couple of desserts and one starter.( typically all the ones that I had had my eye on!). This might have also been due to the fact we were told on leaving that the summer menu is starting today , Thursday. However my son and I tucked into the steak sandwich and my wife had the chick n breast burger and all plates were cleared of food quite quickly. Good portions and great flavours made it an enjoyable meal. With a treacle toffee pudding and a bread and butter pudding for dessert a lovely evening (as always here). We look forward to our next visit.

  22. LH

    LorenaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and very good service highly recommend.

  23. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food lovely location Nice family country pub

  24. N

    Nasher

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food Good service Nice polite staff Will definitely go again

  25. J

    John

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Nice meal & menu but quite pricey for what you get. This is not a restaurant with tablecloth & water provided. Portions on the conservative side & green veg clearly at a premium!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly and made you feel welcome, the food was lovely especially the fish and chips. Even though we were outside in a marquee it was warm and cosy.

  27. a

    apc2614

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience3

    Great food awful service

  28. E

    Edward

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic as always. Top service top food. Andre and Bex smash it out the park again

  29. AT

    ATOM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Andre, Rebecca and team deliver a wonderful traditional pub experience despite the challenges of operating within the ongoing pandemic restrictions. The tepee is a fantastic addition and facilitates a great and safe environment to socialise with family and friends. A good menu, real ales well kept and plenty of attentive staff. Like all hospitality venues, they are doing a great job to deliver a service but weather plays it’s part until we can enjoy indoor eating etc. Please be patient and mindful, they are working to deliver the best they can in the circumstances. Just nice to be back in such a great traditional pub at the heart of the community.

  30. SK

    SandraK

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a great lunch and were seated in the outside covered area. Plenty of heaters and blankets and throws available if you were chilly. One of our party was delayed but we were still able to be accommodated. Service was excellent and so was the food. Definitely will visit again

  31. R

    Rosy

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend the chateaubriand, not a lot of restaurants offer this steak, it was perfect. Thank you all, was great to be back

  32. JH

    JanetH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely family lunch for my husband’s birthday. The food and service were excellent and the sunny weather was a fabulous bonus. We will be back soon for definite. Thank you .

  33. HE

    HELENM

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely outside eating area which was warm with pretty lighting. Great food and service we will return

  34. W

    Will

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Really nice pub - service was very friendly, food was good too

  35. RT

    RichardT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten at the Old Boot on many an occasion as well as just calling in for a drink. We are always welcomed with a friendly smile and great hospitality.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub and friendly staff. Their outdoor area is lovely - beautiful decoration and all socially distanced

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The Old Boot Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 36 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Google Map for The Old Boot Inn

Stanford Dingley Reading, Berkshire RG7 6LT

  • Area

    Reading

  • Hours of Operation

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  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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