The Baskerville

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232 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
The Baskerville is a multi-award-winning, family run, traditional, village inn, that has established itself over 16 years as the go-to place in South Oxfordshire for relaxed, informal, fine dining. Take a step back in time to the way pubs used be and enjoy a ‘proper’ bar serving local beers, a separate, well-spaced restaurant, a beautiful garden for summer and roaring log fires in winter.

A leisurely walk along the Thames Path from Henley-on-Thames its hallmarks under the guidance of Manager Kevin Hannah are great service and the quality of its food. Using local, sustainable and seasonal fresh produce, Head Chef Jamie Herridge creates modern but classic British and European dishes which are matched by an extensive, well-chosen wine list Separate vegetarian and children's menus. Vegan and food intolerances catered.

Dogs on a lead are welcome in the bar, garden and rooms.

Four well-appointed ensuite bedrooms make it the perfect place for mid and weekend breaks.
What 232 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the main mans organisation of the lunch service.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service - friendly and efficient.

AC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening, friendly staff and wonderful service. Food excellent . Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A relaxed and enjoyable evening

CA
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a lovely meal on Sunday. No rushing, no hurrying along, just a relaxing couple of hours with family. It must have been one if their busiest Sundays ever as the sun was out and the garden packed, but we didnt notice any difference in the usual great hospitality.
Thanks Kevin and team.

C
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole table (4) agreed our meals were the best we'd had in a long time! The fish dishes were exceptional and the quality of the Vension and Steak was excellent. Devine desserts too! Kevin, the manager and all his staff were attentive and friendly and it was a fantastic evening, an very good value considering the quality of the food. Well be back!

CR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Baskerville never fails to impress. Lovely evening and great atmosphere.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

29 th wedding anniversary

B
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a brilliant place to eat and relax. Food is always delicious and staff are very friendly

JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wedding anniversary was fantastic thanks to a great meal at The Baskerville

BA
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in lovely surroundings. Thoroughly recommended.

L
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasant environment. Pub was busy with a good atmosphere.enjoyed very much.

S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a really friendly welcome and the staff were more than helpful. Even moved us to a quieter table without us having asked. The service was excellent and the food was up to it’s normal very high standard. A great evening was had by all of us.

LW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and tasty food. Would definitely return.

M
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered almost by accident this little gem of an establishment will certainly be on our list of regular haunts. Amazing food, wonderful staff and service, everything was outstanding. Cannot recommend too highly.

KM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal at the Baskerville for my partner’s birthday. The food is great and the staff are very attentive. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this pub/restaurant to others. Superb location a minute or two from Shiplake station also makes it very accessible for those wanting to sample a G&T or two or nice bottle of wine!

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The noise was due to my party having a wonderful time!!!!
Not a criticism at all
Good food and wine, we loved the local Henley sparkling wine and my friend the Crabbies Ginger Beer
Excellent attentive service
Not cheap but good value
See you all again next Henley Regatta, alas, live too far away to be a regular

S
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food was exceptional. Lovely friendly timely service too.

K
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying for one night at the Baskerville partly chosen as it has a restaurant. The food and drinks were good and the staff attentive. We didn't feel rushed and had a relaxing evening eating after our drive.

J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff and efficient service. We thought the starters we quite expensive for the size of the dish. However, it’s great being able to order top ups on veg, roast potatoes etc...

N
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful pub/restaurant. Brilliant landlord, friendly, efficient staff and excellent menu. Good choice of wine. What more could anyone ask for? We will be back!

P
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Probably the best restaurant that we go to on the Thames west of London! WE will certainly come again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yearly meal with old friendd

s
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food and drink was very good. Service was friendly and we liked the cosy atmosphere. We were impressed by their clever idea of charging 75 pence for jugs of tap water and donating this amount to the charity Water Aid. We’d love to see more pubs and restaurants doing this.

SV
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, all our plates were clean. Great staff and a friendly atmosphere.

JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful evening at The Baskerville. The beef pot pie and duck legs confit were superb.

JH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Baskerville to celebrate my birthday. We have been many times before and have never been disappointed, there is always a good choice of food, especially “in season” items, I loved the wild garlic and potato soup.

FG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved food location and service

We were a party of nine we well catered for felt very well looked after

Definitely coming back again

Thanks for making our family celebrations so special!

DB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and service with decent wine list and menu.
Limited parking but easy to find street parking close by.

JP
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and delicious food. We had a great Sunday lunch.

AS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service in this pub just outside Henley. The staff couldn’t do enough to make our meal a great experience.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Best Sunday roast we have had in a long time.

OT
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and attentive, friendly service. A real treat.

CK
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Having seen Trip advisor reviews I was expecting a better overall experience, service was very good, noisy but had a good atmosphere.
Was disappointed in the food, although of reasonable quality, found it to be expensive for what was basic pub food.
Staff very attentive, but not too pushy.
So to conclude, probably would nt rush back.

RW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been a few times over the last 5 years and the Baskerville always delivers. Nice setting, pleasant service, great food and decent value are a winning combination. And it’s 3 mins from Wargrave by train. We will be back!

MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely, varied menu. Great food and service. I'm looking forward to going back!

VE
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing find and only gutted we never visited before. The gastro dining was a wonderful experience. Each course was tender, succulent, fresh and full of flavour. The staff were so friendly, which is a rarity these days. The building dates back to the 1930's and is on a lovely river Thames walk from Henley. Dogs are welcomed in the bar area and rooms. I have already booked to return for Mothering Sunday. Thanks everyone for making it such a memorable night.

BS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - great food
Very helpful with a nice surprise for my son on his birthday
Nothing was too much trouble

CM
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted a special restaurant for my mother's birthday this place ticked all the boxes and didn't disappoint food staff and ambience was all outstanding

T
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing friendly fun accommodating love it. Accept dogs no worries anything you ask you get. Amazing food friendly staff clean tidy just ideal

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