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The Highwayman

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Checkendon $$ - $$$ , British,
Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
+44 1491 682020
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (9 reviews)
“mutton” (3 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub dates back to 16th century with new extension. Always as I have remember 33yrs ago when I was student in Reading. Now with great kitchen and menu. Enjoyed the excellent cooking with my family . Friendly owner and staff, will help me keep...More

Thank Kiang Chiok S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have visited The Highwayman several times over the years, either just the two of us, or with friends and I don't know why I haven't reviewed this place before! However we were with friends for lunch today (23June) and we are...More

Thank Mijobish
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Great menu, friendly helpful service, food superb, lovely ambience and layout and decor. They are happy to adapt menu for individual requirements too. Parking ok, car park small but can park on roadside, this road quite quiet. Take care if driving on A4074 though to...More

Thank jamming2016
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On our arrival at this pub we felt its very friendly atmosphere. The staff were delightful and helpful with choosing wines for our meals. The 4 of us had different main meals and they were all very good. Dessert was also very good. There was...More

Thank susan y
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A friend of mine booked for Sunday lunch. I checked the menu, no veggie roast, so I emailed them to ask what the veggie option was.I wasn't happy with the choice, so they made a lentil roast, with veggie gravy. The service was great. Food...More

Thank lelfoot
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Family and friends took over the whole place last Saturday for a wedding reception. Staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. The weather fortunately was good and everyone with kids headed for the garden and swings. Plenty of room for everyone. I was...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely time at the Highwayman, friendly relaxed atmosphere and staff with great sense of humour. Fantastic spread of different beefs so tender and pink in the middle with roasted vegetables and other side dishes.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 22 May 2017

First visit yesterday on the recommendation of friends. And it was very good indeed. Late booking so could only get a table at 2.30pm and was worried some roasts would have run out/be stale. But not a bit of it; all very fresh, choice of...More

Thank Cymro-in-Reading
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great Sunday lunch. Excellent atmosphere. Well served. Good beer and wine. Lovely country side around. Quality of food is so good. Aware of Gluten a Free needs.

Thank Steve471
Reviewed 30 April 2017

An excellent lunch in a lovely atmosphere with very good service. Had the whitebait to start, then liver and bacon as a main and rhubard pavlova as dessert. All delicious. Cost inc wine £30/head... excelllent value. Would recommend. Note: you need to book at weekends......More

Thank andyc1956
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Checkendon
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 682020
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The Highwayman Inn is located in a beautiful hamlet near Checkendon, on the Berkshire, Oxfordshire border, only an hour from London and 20 minutes from Reading and Henley on Thames. The pub dates back to the 16th century and still retains some of its original characteristics.Our aim is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy our award winning food. We are committed to using local suppliers and produce with above all an eye for quality.If things go wrong or are not to your taste then please talk to us. We are genuine people that work really hard and care about what we do. We are always happy to listen to comments that will help us to improve our business and product. We want you to have an experience that is what you wanted and expected. It is disappointing enough to know that we have not given the best of ourselves but to read it later on the internet when it could have been dealt with at the time is frustrating and upsetting.Whether in my establishment or any other talk to the staff treat them with respect and they will work that much harder for you.
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