The Shoulder of Mutton

The Shoulder of Mutton


0.5 miles
Playhatch, Nr. Reading, RG4 9QU

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This renowned country pub has succeeded under Alan and Wendy Oxlade’s partnership for 17 years, with service that is friendly yet professional. Their balanced and mouth-wateringly tempting menu offers everything from duck and fillet steak to vegetarian and fish options. Head chef Alan chose to specialise in mutton, making the pub a unique destination venue. The namesake shoulder of mutton is fall-off-the-bone tender and truly delicious. Other dishes are more contemporary, like the modern mutton shepherd’s pie, and the delectable mutton and lentil tagine. Many dishes can be altered to suit special dietary requirements, as they are made to order.

Scores of regular customers make it clear that the Sunday roast is hard to beat. Five meat options, mainly cooked sous-vide, are available every Sunday, along with homemade gravy and all the traditional trimmings. Do try to save room, as the desserts are to die for.

Obvious improvements have recently been made throughout, yet the pub still retains its warmth, charm and individuality; the garden in particular is delightful and definitely one of the best in the area. The light and modern conservatory hosts many private functions, which Alan and Wendy do with aplomb. Head to the pub’s user-friendly and updated website to find out more about this cracking venue.

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Opening Hours:
Tues:noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Weds:noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Thurs:noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Fri:noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm
Sat:noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm
Food Served Times:
Tues:noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Weds:noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Thurs:noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Fri:noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm
Sat:noon-2pm, 6.30pm-9pm