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Golden Retriever, Great Hotlands, Wokingham

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Nine Mile Ride
Wokingham
RG40 3DR
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Vintage Inns (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about Golden Retriever

Prime example of a Vintage Inn eating house: rambling identikit interior of 'modern rustic' in corporate designer style, with odd features like a fireplace and a bit of bogus stone flooring plus numerous old prints and photos of the area. Entirely laid up for dining, although they seemed happy enough to serve drinks only. Having said that, very tidy and slickly operated and the general atmosphere was not unpleasant. A restricted range of ales post-Covid, with just TT Landlord and London Pride on offer but the former was in excellent condition. Outside there is a large tabled patio area. OK if eating - nicer than the average family dining joint - but not worth a special trip otherwise.

On 27th May 2021 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Golden Retriever

Looks decent from the outside (there’s some nice outside seating at front, overlooked by woodland) but in reality it’s like a Chef & Brewer but without the charm. Large rambling interior painted in beige with wood logs filling wall gaps. Selection of papers. Three ales; Doom Bar, Pride and a so-so St Austell Tribute. Cloth-eared wally of a barman did pints on auto-pilot and struggled with concept of halves once pulled-up. A graveyard of good beer pump clips on the beam hint at better days past at the bar. Massive disappointment, pull your finger out M&B.

On 23rd July 2015 - rating: 5
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Golden Retriever

Looked lovely as I drove past, so I thought I would pop in, not knowing its a vintage Inn. Not really my cup of tea - a barn of an eating area with a typically uninspired menu.

It was functional for my needs of getting something to eat but not worthy of the fine building that it is housed in.

On 26th April 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 869 recommendations about 861 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Bracknell, 2.55 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Crowthorne, 2.87 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Martins Heron, 3.2 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Golden Retriever, Wokingham
29th Oct 2021, 13:13
Review submitted by Peter Mills
 
28th May 2021, 18:40
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - Discount amount not stated by Berkshire South East CAMRA - last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 May 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 27 May 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : No last updated 27 May 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 May 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 May 2021 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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