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The Stables at Cantley

4.2
4.2
61 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub

Treat your taste buds to a scrumptious dinner, lunch, afternoon tea or brunch in our characterful 17th century converted stable barn.

We believe in serving simple, modern British cuisine. No frills, no fuss or tiny portions - just awesome food cooked to perfection.

Housed in a 17th century converted stable barn with exposed beams, inviting log burner and secluded courtyard garden adorned with festoon lighting, The Stables exudes personality and warmth as well as offering a delicious all-day dining menu fit for any foodie. Our menu celebrates everything English & features classic dishes such as Homemade Scotch Eggs, Pork Belly, Braised Lamb Shoulder & our signature Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Al Fresco Dining is also available in our secluded courtyard garden - large parasols will be provided outdoors in case of any inclement weather.

Located only minutes away from the bustling town centres of Wokingham, Bracknell & Reading.

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Booked 6 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30
    Daily 12:00–17:00
    Daily 17:00–21:00
    Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30

  • Phone number

    0118 979 1666

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Murry Lane

  • Area

    Wokingham

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available for up to 60 cars.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Mains

  • Mini Beef Slider Burgers, Chips, Burger Sauce£6.00

    • Sausage & Mash, Broccoli & Gravy£5.00

      • Fish Goujons, Chips, Garden Peas£5.00

        • Kids Minute Steaks, Broccoli, Chips£7.00

          • Mac & Cheese, Toasted Breadcrumbs£6.00

            Desserts

            • Vanilla Ice Cream£2.00

              • Strawberry Ice Cream£2.00

                Last updated: 5 October 2021

                What 61 people are saying

                Overall ratings and reviews

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

                4.2
                4.2 based on recent ratings
                • 4.2Food
                • 4.1Service
                • 4.3Ambience
                • 3.9Value

                NoiseModerate

                Loved For

                • Berkshire

                  Notable Wine List

                • Berkshire

                  Sunday Lunch

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                1. SK

                  StephanieK

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 3 days ago

                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                  Very nice, reasonably priced. Good service, parking could do with more instruction.

                2. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Hampshire

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined 6 days ago

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  Another lovely dinner at The Stables. The food was good, the staff was attentive and the kitchen was timely. No complaints. Why not 5 stars? The 5th star for me, is earned by the wow factor. There wasn’t a wow factor this time, but a very enjoyable meal out with friends. I would absolutely go back and have done many times.

                3. K

                  Klbl

                  London

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined 6 days ago

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely evening with out kids, great service and food. Was fairly quiet for a Sat night so we were easily able to book a table.

                4. JB

                  JohnB

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 November 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Excellent food and service. Thank you too for accommodating our request to arrive a little later than booked.

                5. MH

                  MarkH

                  Buckinghamshire

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 21 November 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                  Really lovely lunch, at a reasonable price, with good service. Veryt happy we went!

                6. M

                  Mcrossy

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 13 November 2021

                  overall1food1service1ambience4

                  Unable to review the food as after being seated at the table, was ignored by staff for 25 minutes as no food or drink order taken. Orders taken for several tables around me that had arrived and been seated later. Restaurant is in a beautiful setting with a reasonably priced menu, hopefully I'll get to order food the next time around.

                7. SH

                  SallyH

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 November 2021

                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                  Food was good but a little over priced for quality. Lovely restaurant in a rather unlikely setting.

                8. F

                  Frog

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 October 2021

                  overall1food1service3ambience3

                  Extremely disappointing: Very Limited menu Poor value for money: minute piece of halibut, overcooked and dry: £19 Was embarrassed with regard to our guests I feel let down

                9. TN

                  TerryN

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 26 October 2021

                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                  Initially I was the only diner so it lacked atmosphere until others arrived. Staff were hard working and efficient but the main menu was very restricted from that online which was disappointing. Having said that though, I had a 10 oz rump which arrived small but thick like a fillet and combined with a lovely peppercorn sauce was one of the tastiest rumps steaks I had ever had. Cooked perfectly and with no fat, I unusually asked to speak to the chef to thank him! The meal was reasonable value although the accompaniments were a little small and boring and only helped by me adding a very nice cauliflower cheese. I had paid for a breakfast next morning which, while tasty was very small for the price and left me wanting more.

                10. LW

                  LouiseW

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 21 October 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely lunch both lite and filling choices - all tasted delicious

                11. RP

                  RomanP

                  London

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 15 October 2021

                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                  The waiters were nice and very helpful. We were waiting for our dishes a bit longer than usual but it might be caused by the kitchen being overloaded by the wedding running next door. The food was delicious.

                12. SO

                  SueO

                  Berkshire

                  3 reviews

                  5.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 12 October 2021

                  overall5food4service5ambience3

                  Lovely birthday lunch - especially the extra birthday greeting with my dessert! excellent service from our waitress!

                13. MS

                  MrsS

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 10 October 2021

                  overall1food2service1ambience1

                  Entered the building, staff pointed to a table. No welcome, no acknowledgement we were there, no offer to take a drinks order. Had to attract attention to place an order at all. By that time the staff seem to at least recognise we were not thrilled with the experience so far. Food took an age to arrive, it was OK. The excuse was they were busy, it seemed full but not overrun so that just suggests poor planning. The roast lamb was just about cooked and the portion size of veg with the fish was small, one small potato served. The food is very salty. The staff seemed pretty miserable going about their jobs. Needless to say we don’t plan to go back in a hurry.

                14. JA

                  JoanneA

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                  overall2food2service1ambience4

                  Food OK; unusual portions - slice of pate larger than the slice of toast to accompany it, overpowering gravy, dull desserts, how can you get a chocolate brownie wrong? Service not great - very slow, tables around us complaining too; staff seemed disinterested, forgot to remove our voucher when presenting the bill with no service charge, only to add s/c when removing the voucher. Paid it but it really wasn’t deserved.

                15. s

                  simon

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 3 October 2021

                  overall3food3service2ambience3

                  Different price for set menu when we got there. Manager says it takes a long time to change on Web site and OpenTable. We saw 4 different menus, website, OpenTable, entrance to restaurant and the table. No mint sauce, had to keep asking for things....horseradish, drinks and water, ask for order to be taken ages after having menus for ages. Bill overcharged by £60.

                16. KT

                  KayleighT

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 29 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  My husband and I absolutely love Cantley. We got married here in September 2019, so we like to come here for our anniversary and have a meal. The food is outstanding and the wine is amazing. Would recommend to anyone who likes a romantic evening.

                17. JR

                  JohnR

                  Berkshire

                  2 reviews

                  3.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 26 September 2021

                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                  We visited The Stables for Sunday Lunch and sat outside in the garden. The food and service was good however our experience was somewhat spoilt by several noisy unruly children running around in and out of the restaurant and it's a wonder that there were no accidents. I hope that the management spoke to the children's parents and asked them to control their children.

                18. G

                  Guest

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 26 September 2021

                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                  Very limited menu on Sunday & minimum 2 courses, different to that on website. The 'nice' starters are classed as bar snacks so charged extra, and even then they were poor quality. The roast wasn't bad but equally nothing special, especially when you end up paying £22 for it. Believe it was the manager who served us & quite frankly he was rude & not accomodating in the slightest.

                19. GD

                  GaryD

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 22 September 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                  Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and good food. Would recommend.

                20. C

                  Cara

                  1 review

                  2.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 19 September 2021

                  overall2food3service1ambience2

                  We dined here in May on a Sunday evening and had a great experience so were keen to revisit when we had family to stay. Only 430 or 5pm was available to book online and I wrongly assumed it was full at later times. Apparently it is now booked out for Weddings on Sunday evening but we weren't aware on booking. Service was sporadic, eg ice and water ordered never arrived, we had to ask for the plates to be cleared and we were told at 530 that the kitchen was closed and it was unclear if we could order dessert. Bill was wrong when it arrived as it was for the table just leaving when we got there, plus another table had a complaint regarding allergies which was being dealt with. As we were by then the only table in the restaurant and there were 2 staff by the bar I'm really not sure why the service was so poor. 2 of the children's meals were lovely (fish goujons and burger) but the sausages came with the tiniest portion of mashed potato imaginable. They did provide more eventually when asked to be fair but we were first told the kitchen was closed and they couldn't do anything. After 10 mins they then came back to say they could help. One of the staff said he'd only been there a week so perhaps some training would be helpful. It would also be better to be clear when the kitchen closes on a Sunday evening. The roasts are beautiful with amazing gravy so would suggest going for Sunday lunch earlier in the day. Unfortunately disappointing on this occassion.

                21. MT

                  MrsT

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall3food3service1ambience2

                  Nice food but had to wait half an hour for our starter.

                22. AG

                  AlisonG

                  Berkshire

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 18 September 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  We had a very pleasant evening. The food was delicious and the waiter service attentive. We will return

                23. V

                  Vv11

                  Hampshire

                  1 review

                  3.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 12 September 2021

                  overall3food2service1ambience3

                  Service was very slow and staff were unapologetic. Roast beef was very rare and chewy. Disappointing as we had visited earlier in the year when food and service were excellent.

                24. s

                  sfromlondon

                  London

                  4 reviews

                  5.0

                  4 reviews

                  Dined on 24 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely service, great food. Wonderful environment. A few hiccups in service, but felt genuine and staff were wonderful.

                25. PT

                  PhumzileT

                  Dorset

                  5 reviews

                  vip
                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 18 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Truly loved it. Will be back

                26. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 17 July 2021

                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                  We had a great evening with outdoor sitting and great weather.

                27. LE

                  LocalEater

                  London

                  3 reviews

                  2.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 2 July 2021

                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                  Mm. Total twaddle. Waited an hour for starters, 30m for a drinks order. Service slow. Mgmt disinterested. Food avg. Decidedly avg. Best bits when a waiter asked me where my cutlery was (err, I hadn’t been given any) and him putting spoons down because we ‘were on desserts’. We’d ordered cheese. On the plus side, the metal barrier to the entrance meant we got a walk the long way round thru the Fawlty Towers hotel. Loads of potential this place. Zero chance of realising it.

                28. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Berkshire

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 2 July 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Great food great staff ambiance special will go back

                29. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 18 June 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Travelled down from the North East to stay in the hotel and so got a table here quite late, just before the kitchen was due to close, but everyone was still more than happy to help, were friendly and the food was delicious.

                30. EF

                  EricaF

                  Berkshire

                  5 reviews

                  4.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 12 June 2021

                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                  Went for dinner with friends - and the service and ambience was excellent. Food was lovely and tasty, but some of the portions were a little small. The burger was epic and truly gourmet but the lamb only Came with a small piece of vegetable (might have been sweet potato). Sticky toffee pudding was also delicious but on the small side.

                31. DS

                  DrStrange

                  London

                  44 reviews

                  vip
                  4.0

                  44 reviews

                  Dined on 11 June 2021

                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                  Good Food Great Service (once it get's going). Very nice place indeed. Would recommend.

                32. TC

                  TeresaC

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 6 June 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  A fantastic setting, beautiful restaurant. The food was amazing, really yummy and so well presented. Could do with some more vegetarian options.

                33. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  London

                  1 review

                  1.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 4 June 2021

                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                  Over expensive. Low quality food. Terrible service

                  The Stables at CantleyResponded on 12 June 2021

                  I am sorry to hear this. We are very surprised by this, too. All our food is made from fresh and we use very good quality providers. Our beef comes from The Rare Breed Company - therarebreedmeatcompany.co.uk Please contact me directly at thomas@cantleyhotel.co.uk as I would like to know what has upset you so much regarding our food, service and prices. With kindest regards, Thomas

                34. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  Berkshire

                  5 reviews

                  5.0

                  5 reviews

                  Dined on 1 May 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  It was lovely and the staff who served us were excellent. Will definitely go back

                35. OT

                  OpenTable Diner

                  London

                  2 reviews

                  5.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 30 April 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Utterly incredible! Food, service, location - all amazing

                36. G

                  Gaynesy

                  London

                  1 review

                  5.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 April 2021

                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                  Friendly, attentive service; lovely outdoor seating area with ample heaters delicious food & extensive drinks menu! Will definitely be returning soon.

                37. SM

                  SandraM

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 24 April 2021

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  We had a lovely birthday meal in the courtyard last weekend. It was sunny when we sat down at 5.30pm, but quite cool in the courtyard, staff were very quick to offer blankets to everyone, and there was no shortage. The heaters were switched on about 7.45, although there weren't quite enough to cover every table. So long as you went prepared for eating outside it was fine. The staff were lovely, and we were not kept waiting for service at all. The food was very good, piping hot even though we were outside, they obviously served it quickly once it was ready. I did find the prices a little high, but the setting was lovely, staff were great, and the food delicious and slightly out of the ordinary. Cocktails were very good too! I would definitely recommend The Stables, whilst we are restricted to outside eating, i suggest eating early to avoid getting too cold, and bring a good coat!

                38. J

                  Jean

                  London

                  2 reviews

                  4.0

                  2 reviews

                  Dined on 23 April 2021

                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                  A great option for outdoor eating. The food was good and the service quiet and pleasant. We had a very enjoyable lunch here.

                39. SO

                  SueO

                  Berkshire

                  3 reviews

                  4.0

                  3 reviews

                  Dined on 22 April 2021

                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                  Lovely food, good service and very pleasant surroundings. The blankets were a thoughtful touch and very welcome as it was a very cold evening. That was the only drawback. We plan to visit again as soon as we are able to eat inside.

                40. S

                  Swinky

                  Berkshire

                  1 review

                  4.0

                  1 review

                  Dined on 22 April 2021

                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                  Service was a bit slow but be kind to them. They’re running on skeleton staff. Food very good.

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                The Stables at Cantley is rated 4.2 stars by 61 OpenTable diners

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                Booked 6 times today
                Google Map for The Stables at Cantley

                Milton Road Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 5QG

                • Area

                  Wokingham

                • Hours of Operation

                  Mon–Fri 07:00–09:30
                  Daily 12:00–17:00
                  Daily 17:00–21:00
                  Sat, Sun 08:00–10:30

                • Cuisines

                  Gastro Pub, British

                • Dining style

                  Casual Elegant

                • Dress Code

                  Smart Casual

                • Parking Details

                  Parking is available for up to 60 cars.

                • Payment Options

                  MasterCard, Visa

                • Executive Chef

                  Murry Lane

                • Additional

                  Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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