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The Old Boot Inn, Stanford Dingley, England

The Old Boot Inn

3.8
3.8
9 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Dog-friendly
Nestled in the stunning Berkshire countryside in Stanford Dingley, The Old Boot Inn offers two new dining experiences under new landlord Michael Stenekes. Traditional British pub classics in the pub , and a new garden dining experience in heated teepees with TOBI's Secret Garden, delivering a healthy, fresh lo-carb menu with locally brewed British ales and a selection of great wines.

This beautiful 18th Century inn boasts roaring fires and a family and dog-friendly garden with fabulous views appealing to families and walkers alike. Please call the pub direct for same day bookings on 01189 745191

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu, Fri 12:00–14:30 All Day Dining (Tobi) Sat 12:00–21:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu, Fri 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    0118 974 5191
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Stenekes

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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136 Reviews
  1. SusannahP

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The Boot has recently changed hands. The new marquee is very pretty and has a bar now. We were greeted promptly and shown to our table. Drinks came quickly and efficiently. There were two downfalls though - the food (which was delicious) took absolutely ages to come out. We were about the only table there, it wasn’t full, and we were a group of 8. Also the rest of the pub was not being used, which was strange, but perhaps it’s because it’s summer? It was odd for the front door to be locked. Also, the bonfire burning at the back of the plot kept smoking over us! We will be back, but I hope we can sit in the pub next time (which will be in winter), as we love the ambience in there.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is very poor, the food was way to expensive for what it is and the service is slow. The place was empty, with such a poor quality of food and service we understand why. The space outside is very nice.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Underwhelming experience. Food quality and choice poor.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff untrained and inexperienced. We left after 25 mins passing staff who didn’t notice.

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  5. LisaH

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Sunday roast I’ve had in a long time, and in a beautiful setting, with excellent service. Couldn’t fault it, will definitely return.

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  6. OliviaR

    Surrey

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food delicious and very good value. The Teepee setting is very charming (although got a bit chilly later in the evening so a few back up heaters would be helpful) friendly service but could be a bit ‘sharper’ . First drink was flat and warm, my replacement only slightly better. We had to ask for further drinks and for dessert options rather than be asked. Overall encouraging first visit under the new management.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Super place, great for Fridays and Saturdays but what about the rest of the week? Michael was very, very busy and there was not enough staff for him to talk to all the quests. My bill was not correct, two items were missing which I added. A separate table, Ii later found out, also had an incorrect bill, but they did not add it, so the Bull lost out. The billing has to be improved

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous setting in the teepee. Food was excellent and the focus on low carbs was refreshing to see. It was also good to see the owner/chef mingling with the customers. For a newly opened restaurant there is nothing to negative about it. Definitely on our “keeper” list.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely decor and feel in the new TOBI’s secret garden restaurant. Delicious food with a lovely sharing concept. Brilliant guitarist too. We will definitely be back!

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  10. The reviews below were submitted before 1 May 2024, when this restaurant changed management.

  11. ManxMidge

    London

    5 reviews

    vip

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    V lovely indeed, really good Sunday roast, great for the family. Lovely friendly service.

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FAQs

The Old Boot Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 974 5191.

The Old Boot Inn is rated 3.8 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Old Boot Inn

Stanford Dingley, Reading, Stanford Dingley, England RG7 6LT

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Beenham
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon, Thu, Fri 12:00–14:30 All Day Dining (Tobi) Sat 12:00–21:00 Sunday Lunch Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon, Thu, Fri 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Michael Stenekes
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wine
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