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Relaxed pub in Thames-side village

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Maybe, like many, you'll have reached this modern-rustic pub along the Thames Path, which briefly leaves the river to run through Lower Shiplake and passes two minutes from its door. The dog-friendly bar is adorned with sporting memorabilia and is home to real ales from the nearby Loddon and Marlow breweries, and some 17 wines by the glass. Food-wise, there's plenty of modern British choice on the bar menu and the carte, including soft-boiled duck egg with porcini purée, pancetta, pine nuts and balsamic croute; and Cornish king scallops as starters; and mains such as pork osso bucco; sweet potato hache with creamed spinach, poached egg and bois boudran sauce; and Chiltern lamb rack with cashew nut crust, white bean cassoulet and pesto. For lunch, maybe an open sandwich or a Waldorf salad. The wine list extends to 60 bins, while owner Allan Hannah betrays his Scottish origins with over 40 malt whiskies. Summer Sunday barbecues are held in the pub's attractive garden.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12-3, Friday to Saturday 12-6, Sunday 12-3.30
  • Dinner: Thursday 6-9.30, Friday to Saturday 6-10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Loddon Hoppit, Rebelllion IPA, Timothy Taylor Landlord, West Berkshire Good Old Boy
  • Real ciders: Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Just off A4155, 1.5 miles from Henley-on-Thames towards Reading, follow signs at War Memorial junction

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