The Baskerville

4.6
409 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

-The Baskerville has been voted Best Tourism Pub for the South East of England 2020-

The Baskerville is a traditional country-inn with en-suite rooms in the pretty village of Shiplake, Oxfordshire, situated a short walk from the River Thames. The Telegraph described it as “cockle-warming, unpretentious and home to a multi-award-winning restaurant”. Enjoy a ‘proper’ bar serving local beers, a restaurant, a beautiful garden and roaring log fires in winter.

Using wholesome, fresh and exceptional quality produce, Jamie and his team creates a selection of modern, casual dishes with a global influence, suited for sharing or eating in courses. Our menu of course caters for kids, vegetarians, vegans and the gluten intolerant. Other requirements can be arranged too.
During the restrictions of COVID 19, our menu is smaller than usual but still offers fantastic choice

Dogs are welcome in the bar, garden and rooms.

Four beautiful decorated ensuite rooms add to its character and charm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 409 People Are Saying
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ReadingRachel
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loving the new additions to the menu. Food was cooked perfectly and staff were friendly and efficient as usual. Thanks

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Tobor
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good wholesome roast dinner in a nice location and good atmosphere. Yorkshire pudding is a must!

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MarkL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be the most perfect pub dinning experience in the South of England. No idea how they get the balance just right. The friendly, efficient service, warm ambiance and great food are done so well.

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RosalindP
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Great food and service.

Really good evening.

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LYDIA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience of this restaurant. Lovely cabin feel to it's interior reminds me of dining experience back in skiing resorts

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EsraP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly and welcoming. Really good food and a warm atmosphere in a great local pub. Looking forward to returning.

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Lyndsey
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal at the Baskerville. Went for lunch and everyone had really nice meals - a few new additions to the menu, including inventive vegetarian food, which is always a treat. I had the whole roasted baby cauliflower, my husband had steak and chips and mother in law had market fish of the day (plaice - very fresh). Fantastic service as always and it was bustling and busy and had a great atmosphere.

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William
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Early evening supper. Quiet restaurant. Really warm friendly service. Fish and chips very good.

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Bridget
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and varied menu. The advice about choices was helpful and the quality of the produce excellent.

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MarkL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Warm welcome, impeccable service and great food. One of the best pub dinning experiences I've had in a very long time. Worth every penny.

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Jjjjjjj
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty food, good service in a nice environment.

MC
MiriamC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at the Baskerville. The food and service were very good and the ambience was suitably convivial. We thoroughly recommend it.

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SarahB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family gathering to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. The staff were superb, took time to explain the dishes with enthusiasm and real delight. The food itself was excellent. Perfectly cooked, original concepts with super fresh ingredients of the highest standard. I can't rate this venue highly enough. Thank you all so much for such a wonderful time. We will definitely be back again!

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ColinG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, good friendly service with excellent food. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

PB
PaulineB
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great round table, lovely freshly folded serviettes. Host was great. Food excellent

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SelvaD
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service...............................................................................

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Lyndsey
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local pub, food is always excellent and good value. Service really good as always. Had another lovely meal. We took our friends who hadn't been before and they also thought it was excellent and really enjoyed it.

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TimH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply a cool place to eat. Food is great and atmosphere is ideal. Staff are great and always have been. 👍🏻

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JaneR
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were so many choices that we wanted however we chose the burger and the fish … both excellent and we are ver choosy. We loved the wine list as well. The Stilton soup was exceptional!! The owner waited on us as well as our server and made sure all was well. You can’t go wrong here!

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ChrisF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and a good quality Sunday Lunch menu

AJ
AnthonyJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening from the point of arrival to departure. Great service and amazing food in a relaxed but vibrant setting. Wonderful!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a lovey table outside. Blessed with the weather. The food was nice pub fair. The salt caramel tart was more like a biscuit than a tart but the fondant was heaven.

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Sandy
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, friendly and polite. Good choice on the menu’s. Well presented and perfectly cooked. Social distancing of tables excellent. Well done.

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ChristopherN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Attentive and competent service; knowledgeable description of soup ingredients!

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Gertie
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious roast but pricey. Staff were friendly.

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SusieB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff went that extra mile to make sure we were having a great lunch. Really impressed with the service and the food

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RobertT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely please, very quick service and excellent food

JB
vipJuneyB
London
51 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second visit and just as good as the first. Lovely food and staff - will definitely return

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RUSS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly, welcoming staff - overall a lovely evening.

RR
RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Can’t recommend enough.
Great service and friendly staff.
You won’t be disappointed

JB
vipJuneyB
London
51 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely lunch catching up with a friend. Staff were friendly and helpful but not intrusive, and food was delicious will definitely be back.

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SamS123
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely lunch, great food, super helpful service and a fab atmosphere. Loved it.

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PaulineC
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We thought the menu was a bit limited but it wasn’t we chose and it was all delicious. I had the mink fish which quite expensive but worth every penny it was fantastic. Overall for the quality of food service it was very reasonable

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MaisyT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. pretty surroundings with candles and fairy lights. Makes for a romantic meal but also family friendly. Food was very fresh, well presented and delicious.

JM
JulianM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always good at The Baskerville, good food and service.

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Jjjjjjj
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice lunch in the garden with friends.
Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Baskerville is a great place to dine. The food, service, and ambience are all excellent. Cheers

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clivel
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we sat in the garden. Dog friendly. Good food, good beer. Just what we wanted.

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JohnH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Five of us of varying ages were comfortably seated, well fed and skilfully waited on at lunchtime on a not very busy Tuesday. I would definitely recommend the Baskerville.

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vipMark
London
160 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great pub, lovely garden, food good - but the staff are amazing! The politest staff in any restaurant or pub anywhere!

FAQs

The Baskerville offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 940 3332.

The Baskerville is rated 4.6 stars by 409 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.