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The Cunning Man

Burghfield Road, Burghfield Bridge, Reading, RG30 3RB

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

Great food and friendly staff

Suzanne 27 April 2019
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

3.8 ((((* (based on 75 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (55)
  • lunch (49)
  • value (22)
  • child friendly (21)
  • al fresco (20)
  • large parties (16)
  • views (16)
  • business (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • entertainment (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • (((** 29 December 2016 by Andrea 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.

  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Sally-anne from Reading

    Had Christmas Eve meal here friendly service, good meals for a reasonable price. Only issue was trying to get through on the phone to confirm the online booking.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Brian from Reading

    Good choice on the menu at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere

  • ((((* 1 November 2016 by Mike from Reading

    Beef was a little tough and veg overlooked.service a little slow.
    That said all the waiters were very efficient and accommodating.

  • ((((* 10 October 2016 by Carl from Reading

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

  • ((((* 22 September 2016 by Shirley from Reading

    The food was very good and the service excellent.

  • ((((* 6 September 2016 by J from Reading

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

  • ((((( 28 August 2016 by Lynette 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

  • ((((* 12 August 2016 by Claire from Reading

    Very lovely atmosphere, friendly and good food

  • ((((* 5 August 2016 by Carole from Reading

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

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