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The Cunning Man

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

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

Great menu love the pie n mash very friendly staff.

Tina Kent 16 April 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
Reservations +44 1184439457

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Customer reviews for The Cunning Man

3.8 ((((* (based on 59 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (43)
  • lunch (38)
  • child friendly (18)
  • al fresco (17)
  • value (17)
  • large parties (13)
  • views (12)
  • business (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 16 April 2017 by Tina Kent from Reading

    Great menu love the pie n mash very friendly staff.

  • (**** 11 April 2017 by Jill Barton from Reading

    Arrived 40 minutes early at just after 12 and told to sit anywhere. They had already run out of Peroni, fish and cups, sharing platters and more. The lovely weather had been forecasted for days, so no excuse. Service was hit and miss. Third visit here and each time it gets worse than the last. Could be so much better. Nothing positive to say really, sorry!

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by John Stoney from Darlington

    We had a very enjoyable meal. Excellent steaks, good ambience and atmosphere.

  • ((*** 30 March 2017 by Pauline from Reading

    It was a set menu for mother's day

  • (**** 27 March 2017 by Valerie Edwards from Reading

    I haven't been there for some years and I will not be in any rush to return we had booked the table for 12.30 and had 3 courses the service was so slow we didn't leave till 2.30 although the waiter worked hard and we were not charged for our desert with only two chefs in the kitchen on a Saturday lunch time it was disappointing.

  • ((((* 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


  • (((** 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

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