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The Ostrich Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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High Street | Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0JZ, England
+44 1753 682628
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here completely by chance with 3 colleagues at lunchtime after a long and fairly pointless meeting. The service was good and the Ostrich Club Sandwich plus chips washed down with a pint of bitter shandy was just excellent. Good Effort!

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1 Thank wrighteye
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here on business, what a gem of a hotel. Staff were superb and helpful, room really nice and clean. Eat in restaurant for dinner, steak was gorgeous and cooked well Desert was to die for, will definitely stay again

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Thank Braddersa
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just staying overnight for access to Heathrow. We had a wonderful meal, very well priced and such welcoming, friendly and efficient staff. Good variety on the menu, and a very impressive wine list. Well worth a visit!

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Thank mark a
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of eleven visited The Ostrich for lunch today. It's decor is really nice following the refurbishment, very warm and inviting with a roaring fire. We were sat in room at the back which was great. I had ham, egg and chips and it was delicious. A very generous portion of great tasting off the bone ham, perfect eggs... More 

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Thank CarlosFandango41
London
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on Sunday evening for a drink and want to congratulate the Ostrich on what appears to be a superb refurbishment. We had the pleasure of meeting the new deputy manager, he filled us in on the renovations (it now has rooms, so a traditional Inn too) and from the description of the rooms, they sound delightful. On this... More 

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Thank SJBerkshire
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Searched in Google "Gastro Pubs" and the Ostrich came up. I called ahead as I know it was closed a couple of weeks ago for refurbishment and also as it was a Sunday. The lady answered and was very helpful, she booked us a table for two by the fire. On arrival we were quickly asked for drinks and we... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a colleague while away on business. Cannot speak highly enough about the service, or the standard of food. Will visit again

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Thank p47r1ck
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A good location for a business team dinner. We had about 18 guests and all went well. Food was consistently good and as an ancient Inn, it is good for international guests seeking to sample British gastro pub culture. Real ale on tap.

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1 Thank thewobblywombat
Slough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This pub is so quirky and lovely inside, staff are friendly and all drinks are available. I have eaten here before and it was lovely. We come here quite a few times and digs are allowed too. The only downside to this pub is the size of the bar seating area -it's tiny and often full. The restaurant is large... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We booked way in advance and were surprised that the restaurant was not that full on a Saturday evening, but the staff were helpful locating me several pairs of abandoned spectacles as I had left my reading glasses in the hotel enabling me to read the menu!! Good wine list, not too expensive for the area, and a varied menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 39 - USD 55
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Colnbrook, Slough SL3 0JZ, England
  • Public Transportation: Rail: Slough
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Slough
  • Phone Number: +44 1753 682628
Description
Believed to date back to the 12th century, The Ostrich on the old Bath to London road, close to Heathrow Airport and Terminal 5, is said to be England's third oldest inn. It's certainly a very fine example of its kind, combining everything you'd expect in a historic coaching inn: beams, nooks, fireplaces, crooked stairs, a cobbled courtyard and an interesting (albeit macabre) history. The chunky contemporary wooden furniture and bright colours come as a bit of a surprise, and work well with the huge, sagging beams, standing timbers and open fires. A wide-ranging menu serves good, freshly prepared food and reflects the demands of the area (the M4 and M25 are very near) and the concomitant mix of people. The specials board changes daily, while a lunch menu that is always ready within 20 minutes. A hearty Sunday lunch menu is served all dy long allowing you to indulge in a proper lie in and still have time for a roast.A private function room upstairs plays host to regular comedy nights and is available for hire for functions.

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