The Baskerville

4.6
383 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 383 People Are Saying
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RobertT
Oxford
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

PC
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
1 review
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.

JH
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
151 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!

SM
SarahM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, especially the bbq chicken. Desserts were lovely too.

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AlanT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Monkfish on the menu had been cooked really nicely. It was a very enjoyable meal.

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roberto
Oaxaca
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly and efficient service in a nice ambiance.

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PatS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational food. Flavours were amazing throughout all 3 courses. Service was exceptional.

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NatashaLG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely find! Great food, fantastic service and a quiet atmosphere. Recommend it!

SD
StuartD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service /amazing food and good atmosphere.. highly recommended 👌

NR
NikkiR
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just glorious! Amazing food, fantastic service and we loved the tent!

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PeterS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly service. The Food was tasty and well presented.
The menu was a little limited due to supply issues which has been a common theme with restaurants recently that we have visited.

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FreddyS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Easy booking service very attentive staff made welcome food very good

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb. The food was excellent and the service was so friendly. So good it was a shame to leave!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal to celebrate Dad’s birthday. Absolutely excellent service and lovely food.

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SalvatoreB
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First trip to The Baskerville! The Sunday roasts were outstanding, I had the brisket and my wife had the lamb - both were fantastic and I will definitely be back again. Our desserts were also fantastic! Apart from the great food - this was a dog friendly pub - which was another big plus for us!

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Fraser
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Baskervilles for a while for obvious reasons, it was so nice to be back, the food was amazing, a great atmosphere, Kay and the team looked after us very well, can't wait to come back

CL
ChrisL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here. The menu was interesting and all dishes were appealing. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Would recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We will be back; lovely staff, lovely venue and great food. Would have hot 5 stars but issue on main course arriving albeit was dealt with once bill arrived

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MarkR
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely nice lunch for my partner for her birthday. The food and ambience were superb as usual

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were welcomed on arrival to the end of our visit, I was so impressed. As a vegetarian pub food is often heavy and unimaginative but the small plates offered were delicious especially the burnt aubergine on labneh with toasted walnuts & pomegranate seeds- Delish! The waiter was so friendly and informed about all the different foods and the wine too. The Bedouin tent looked awesome so definitely will do that another day. Just a lovely place, lovely ambience and lovely food!

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GeraldR
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was dining alone and it was busy yet, I received attentive and friendly service. I felt I was a valued customer.

LR
LauraR
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, fantastic food and great service

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We finally met up after 18 months on zoom - and The Baskerville was a great choice.

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EmmaC06
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic lunch out! The pub was clean and well socially distanced, lovely/friendly staff and the food tasted absolutely delicious! Thank you for catering to my dietary requirements - my second visit and won’t be my last!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch at Baskerville. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Their cauliflower cheese was so yummy wish there was second helping! 😋

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PhilG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, great hosts and service throught our meal. Friendly and professional The Baskerville is a favourite of ours. Always nice to be greeted by the owners.
Fresh flavours, interesting menu, good value wines.

We shall be back!

PM
PaulM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Super friendly team. Strongly recommend.

MS
MSC1
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Welcome was lovely. Food and service were both good. Bit noisy as we were close to kitchen and coffee machine!

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VickiM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food - highly recommend

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 383 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.