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The Shoulder of Mutton

Playhatch, READING, RG4 9QU

Close to Caversham Lakes and the River Thames; a pleasant walled cottage garden, beams and open fire grace this long-established local favourite in tiny Playhatch. Beer lovers pop in for ales brewed just up the road by Loddon Brewery, whilst diners travel from afar to indulge in chef-patron Alan Oxlade's astonishing mutton dishes. The 7-hour roasted shoulder of mutton is famous; the 5-hour shepherd's pie deserves equal consideration; reserve a seat in the airy conservatory and indulge. The wider menu is equally impressive - braised venison and beef pie cooked with beetroot-infused gravy, or the 'Alternative Shoulder', that's pork shoulder cooked for 30 hours, with creamed potato and smoked barbecue sauce.

Further information

Tel: 0118 947 3908
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Ruddles Best, Loddon Ferrymans's Gold


12-3 6-11 (Mon & Sun 12-3 Sat 12-3 6.30-11)


26 Dec, 2 Jan, Sun eve, Mon eve


Children welcome.
Coach parties catered.



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From Reading follow signs to Caversham, take A4155 to Henley-on-Thames. At rdbt left to Binfield Heath, signed, 1st pub on left

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