We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Crooked Billet

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5PU, England
+44 1491 681048
Website
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

776 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 770: English reviews
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a midweek treat for us [a thank you]. The restaurant is tucked away but well worth the finding [the set nav knew where it was :-)]. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was very well presented. The dining rooms are split up to give quiet privacy, really rather pleasant. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Iamyan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience at the Crooked Billet was as expected after having read all the reviews on here. The food was really lovely and very well presented. My OH did have a little bit of dry chicken but he said that it didn't ruin his meal. The only quarm that we had was that the food came out very quickly between... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mel R
Llanarmon-yn-Ial, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents used to take us here in the early 1970's, my brother and I had to sit outside or in the car with lemonade and crisps, while our parents sat inside the cosy pub interior with beer from the cellar. The beer (very good, Brakespears Organic) is still brought up from the cellar as there is no bar in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Llanarmonlass
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We keep coming back to the Crooked Billet. The menu and food is consistently fabulous and the service is top notch. We'll see you again soon!

Helpful?
Thank Louis S
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding The Crooked Billet is a bit of a challenge - it is tucked away on a tiny road off a side road. But it is worth persisting to discover a hidden and atmospheric pub restaurant. Twenty five years ago it was completely unsophisticated; now you can occasionally discover pop stars having an impromptu lunch. Good food, and not expensive.

Helpful?
Thank rfortey
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a celebration meal. Excellent gourmet pub food with a restaurant flair. Cosy atmosphere with a full wine cellar. Prices were at a premium but worth it for the service and menu. Worth booking a taxi in advance as the venue is hidden in the countryside!

Helpful?
Thank G_Gatsbys
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch with the family, and they were very accomodating for the various dietry requirements in our group. They have a gluten free menu which highlights the dishes that are gluten free, or can easily be adapted to be. Although there is no vegan menu, the chef offered several options for starters, mains and desserts. I was offtered: Starter... More 

Helpful?
Thank garbo2garbo
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
183 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub, which apparently was the source of the term 'gastropub' is a total gem which makes you wonder why anyone started a pub in such a remote back lane, even a couple of centuries ago. But the reality is that it is just perfect apart from ine thing. You gave to drive to get there. The wines stacked up... More 

Helpful?
Thank iolopj
perth
Level Contributor
153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub with oodles of Character! Yes it's higgledey-piggledy but that's part of the intrigue. Walls festooned with old photographs that are interesting and add to the ambiance And a lovely wood fire - what else can one ask for ? Well what's the food like - I suppose That's an easy answer - superb We were a... More 

Helpful?
Thank john a
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
243 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky that we could book a table here early in the evening as that gave us time to wander round the restaurant taking in all the old photos displayed there before most other people arrived. We had memories of the small pub just serving beer in Nobby's time in the sixties and it is still idiosyncratic, but in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janekdownunder

Travellers who viewed The Crooked Billet also viewed

Peppard Common, Henley-on-Thames
Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames
 
Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
 

Been to The Crooked Billet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 72
Cuisine
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:45
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:45
Saturday
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newlands Lane, Stoke Row, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames  >  Stoke Row
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 681048
Description
Open all day every day - 12 until late.Food orders from 12 – 3pm and 6.30pm onwards Monday – Friday.Cooking all day Saturday and Sunday.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Crooked Billet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?