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The Highwayman

€€ - €€€, British,
Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
+44 1491 682020
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish pie” (9 reviews)
“mutton” (3 reviews)
“beef” (13 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is now our favourite local restaurant. The owners can’t do enough for you and there is always a friendly welcome. RibEye steak is a personal go to choice and is consistently excellent. The atmosphere is friendly and warm with comfortable tables and plenty of...More

Thank alandavidclark
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular pub for an out of the way location. Tricky to get parked, but worth the effort to go there. Best to book a table to be sure of a place, especially on popular times. Mind your head as you go in, the door...More

Thank carolwhite92
Reviewed 12 January 2018

I've eaten in restaurants all over the world and found that The Highwayman in Checkendon near Reading for value, friendly service and general ambience rates among the best. The owner and chief took the time to have a chat with us while we were enjoying...More

1  Thank Hugh24rcouk
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Pre-ordered my meal as part of a group: got pea soup as a starter, a veggie curry thing for main and sorbet and fruit salad to finish. There was even a choice! Very impressed with their attitude.

Thank cathid333
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Our first visit with friends for lunch this week. The carpark was already full when we arrived, obviously a popular venue. The greating and service was friendly, and very professional. Excellent choice of menu, and good value specials. A very enjoyable lunch - we shall...More

1  Thank beegee2016
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Managed to get a late booking for Sunday lunch and we were so pleased to have got it. Had a couple of pints of beer and ordered the rib-eye beef sunday lunch. All I can say is that it was absolutely perfect - the yorkshire...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We last visited the Highwayman back in 2015 and were not that impressed. However, we have recently heard good things about it, so decided to give it another go. What a change, the food was delicious and the service both efficient and friendly. I started...More

Thank Redeye38
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had lunch there today (Wednesday). Nice and busy but the service was quick, attentive and friendly. Good beer from a couple of small local breweries and a very good lunch menu.

Thank Geoffrey B
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Went for £15 set menu for two courses. Food was delicious. Had Stilton and broccoli soup followed by poached plaice. Service was excellent. Very welcoming. Will definitely be back soon. Might be worth booking since it was quite full for a Thursday lunchtime.

Thank Pebbwally
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This was said by an American family member when we visited for Sunday lunch. And it was, a quality rib of beef, perfectly cooked and presented. The Highwayman team do a great job, always top class food and attentive service.

Thank Pete B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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