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The Cunning Man

Burghfield Road, Burghfield Bridge, Reading, RG30 3RB +44 1184439457

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

The food was very good and the service excellent.

Shirley Weston 22 September 2016
from Reading

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Boasting an appealing pastoral design, The Cunning Man, near Reading, has a charming thatched roof, an oaken and cobbled brick interior and a warm hearth-fire. More, it is located next to the Kennet and Avon Canal, so the traditional British pub cuisine can be enjoyed with beautiful country views from the al fresco beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Cunning Man menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Cunning Man ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

Though in Burghfield, The Cunning Man is only 9 minutes’ drive from Reading West Train Station, or 12 minutes from the town centre.

The Cunning Man

Burghfield Road, Burghfield Bridge, Reading, RG30 3RB

Contact +44 1189598067
Reservations +44 1184439457

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Customer reviews for The Cunning Man

3.9 ((((* (based on 41 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (29)
  • al fresco (15)
  • child friendly (13)
  • value (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • views (8)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* by from Reading

    Love this pub. Nice atmosphere and country feel to it. Food nice can get busy though so best to book..

  • ((((* by from Reading

    The food was very good and the service excellent.

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Have dined here many times - the chicken pie, in particular, is very good.

  • ((((( by from Reading

    Fantastic food in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of choice on the menu including British pub classics to some more unusual dishes. All cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. All the staff are friendly and helpful. Always best to book a table because it gets very busy especially when the weathers hot!a

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Very lovely atmosphere, friendly and good food

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Enjoyed a very nice meal, waiter was attentive and there is a nice atmosphere there

  • ((((* by from Ascot

    Dined here for my mum in laws birthday, lovely welcome, friendly service, there were a few items not available on the menu as it was in the process of being changed but all of our food was really nice, fresh and well cooked and fantastic value as we booked a special offer and got 20% discount off our bill.

  • ((((* by from Reading

    Dining experience was really lovely friendly staff and food was lovely my only negative was not enough vegetables with our roast
    Also love that pub is dog friendly

  • ((*** by from Reading

    Very disappointed as the sunday menu was limited following removal of all the roast dishes and a couple of the other mains. Staff helpful at start. The steak was on the tough side, ham hock was good. Waited 15 minutes to have plates cleared and for bill in a not busy restaurant. Booking service great. Easy to use online.

  • (((** by from Readomg

    Pleasant ambience. Excellent service. Main courses - chicken and lamb - both tough and chewy and overcooked.

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