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The Cunning Man

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

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

Wonderful food two of us had the duck supper it melted in your mouth, went during the week as thought it would be quieter which is was. Service was smooth and not rushed. Staff friendly and helpful.

Denise Yeomans 15 March 2017
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
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Customer reviews for The Cunning Man

3.9 ((((* (based on 54 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (37)
  • child friendly (16)
  • value (16)
  • al fresco (15)
  • large parties (13)
  • views (10)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 15 March 2017 by Denise Yeomans from Reading

    Wonderful food two of us had the duck supper it melted in your mouth, went during the week as thought it would be quieter which is was. Service was smooth and not rushed. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Des Buckley from Calcot

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  • (((** 5 March 2017 by John Frake from Reading

    Had 3 steaks and 2 sweets. Overall service was very good, cheerful and promt. Two of the steaks were great and one was tough and had a lot ifgristle. The apple pie was great but the cream brulee was small and served with 2 biscuits that had seen better days.

  • ((((* 27 February 2017 by Keith Bridger from Reading

    Very pleasant, met my service expectations

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Wendy Owen from Reading

    Came for Sunday lunch, roast beef very gristly and yorkshire pud chewy

  • ((((( 15 February 2017 by Christian gray from Reading

    Such lovely cheerful staff,food was amazing ?? Will definitely be going back

  • ((((* 31 January 2017 by M j Miller from Swindon

    WE ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED BY THE STAFF WHO ARE FRIENDLY. THE FOOD IS ALWAYS EXCELLENT

  • ((((* 27 January 2017 by Laura Da silva from Reading

    Felt very comfortable although we did wait a while for the bill. The food was very nice and the atmosphere was lovely.

  • ((((( 23 January 2017 by John Gripton from Reading

    We have used this restaurant on many occasions over the last few years. But this is the first time we have bothered to book in advance which worked very well, the food was fine served in good time, and the staff were very good.

  • (((** 29 December 2016 by Andrea Clark from Taunton

    2 people in our party had steak. This meal could of been made better with some veg, mushrooms or coleslaw. Same applies to Hunter chicken dish. We were a bit disappointed as travelled up from Taunton for a family meal. Also found the soft drinks pricey. There were also about 5 dishes which were off the menu. Had quite a wait over an hour and 15 mins but very busy waitress did tell us only 2 chefs were on.

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