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The Stables at Cantley, Wokingham, Berkshire

The Stables at Cantley

4.1
4.1
110 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Treat your taste buds to a scrumptious dinner, lunch, afternoon tea or brunch in our characterful 17th century converted stable barn.

We believe in serving simple, modern British cuisine. No frills, no fuss or tiny portions - just awesome food cooked to perfection.

Housed in a 17th century converted stable barn with exposed beams, inviting log burner and secluded courtyard garden adorned with festoon lighting, The Stables exudes personality and warmth as well as offering a delicious all-day dining menu fit for any foodie. Our menu celebrates everything English & features classic dishes such as Homemade Scotch Eggs, Pork Belly, Braised Lamb Shoulder & our signature Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Al Fresco Dining is also available in our secluded courtyard garden - large parasols will be provided outdoors in case of any inclement weather.

Located only minutes away from the bustling town centres of Wokingham, Bracknell & Reading.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am

  • Phone number

    0118 979 1666

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Murry Lane

  • Private party facilities

    Cantley House Hotel, set within 50 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside, is a beautiful setting to host your next celebration or event, from birthday parties and anniversaries to christenings and baby showers. Located on the outskirts of Wokingham, this privately owned boutique hotel offers everything you could need for your special day. Whether you are looking for a venue for a small and intimate celebration or a larger more elaborate event our unique and enchanting property has an array of function facilities available for hire that will suit most tastes and budgets; from the original suites of our Victorian manor house to our distinctive 17th century barn, we even have the capacity to house a marquee on our impressive lawns - perfect for those events where a larger capacity is required.

  • Private party contact

    Angie: 0118 989 5112

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Berkshire

    Lunch

  • Berkshire

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. N

    Nickk

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good venue, first time visit. Professional service. Evidently popular for Afternoon Tea too. Roast dinners very good. Childrens options well received too. Would return.
  2. TA

    ThomasA

    Buckinghamshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Very nice atmosphere at my favourite restaurant. Will be back soon.
  3. p

    prippit

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    A little underwhelming…roast beef was really well-cooked and tasty; potatoes hard and dry; veg overcooked; Sunday menu quite limited and uninspiring.
  4. HB

    HelenaB

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We went here on a Sunday afternoon for a roast. We went a few months ago and had an amazing meal and have been recommending to everyone since. This time was incredibly disappointing as the food was tasteless! It was also completely different to what we had before in terms of presentation and what was included. We both ordered beef after they’d sold out of pork. It wasn’t roast beef, it was a thick and chewy steak.. the starter was tiny and also disappointing as it just didn’t taste of anything. The staff were lovely and accommodating but the food really let this place down. Considering the price, we won’t be returning.
  5. W

    Woky

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Lovely setting both inside and outside. Staff very good. Had to wait quite a while for main course after starter. Expected proper napkins not paper ones at this level of restaurant on a Saturday evening.
  6. SC

    StephenC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great atmosphere and helpful staff. Really enjoyed our 25th Wedding Anniversary meal, thanks for the celebration plate
  7. MP

    MartinP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I booked following receiving an email promoting their new pizza oven so I thought it an ideal venue for my son’s birthday, however the pizza oven only operates until 5 so we had to eat of the menu. The main took almost an hour to be delivered we were told the chef was not feeling well! The setting is very nice on a Summers evening but the service and cost spoilt the evening.
  8. ND

    NilgunD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner there. The service was very attentive and the young guy who served us was very polite and friendly. I would highly recommend Cantley House
  9. AG

    AlisonG

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place to eat. No wasps, attentive service and lovely food. Can’t wait to come again
  10. C

    Claiton

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was really good and pleasantly surprised. Menu was very short but that can be a good thing as I think what they do they do quite well. We were outside which was quite nice on these good weather days we are having, so not sure how the seating inside is. Waiter was nice but we had to call him a few times and got a couple of items wrong on our bill that was easily corrected. Overall it was a really nice experience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit, and certainly will not be the last, it was just perfect for a special but quiet and relaxed birthday lunch for two. The lunch menu, while fairly limited, was just right and the lovely garden/stable-yard setting really added to the experience, enhanced the aroma of the lavender plants... oh, and look out for the quirk clock atop the old stables :-)
  12. NT

    NickT

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were both very impressed by the quality of the food - lamb and pork in our case, followed by sticky toffee pudding. Good to see wine by the glass at a sensible price (virtually no mark-up on the full bottle price!) Service very good from all of the friendly team there
  13. TA

    ThomasA

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and great food! We enjoyed the vegan options on the menu. We will be back!
  14. AS

    AndyS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Went for Sunday lunch with 2 vegetarians and there was no veggie roast option. They ended up having the lunch just without the meat with some strange gravy. Equally the restaurant was very quiet even though it was Sunday lunchtime. Such a shame, we were looking forward to trying the stables...

    The Stables at CantleyResponded on 16 June 2022I am sorry to hear that we have not met your expectations. It's a pity that you did not say anything to the Restaurant Manager who was looking after your table on the day. I believe that you were served an ample amount of roasted vegetables though. All produce that we make in our kitchen is made from fresh. You may find that often venues that have "veggie roast" on the menu buy it in, rather than make it fresh. We will review this going forward and in the meantime we recommend our Vegan Menu.

  15. JB

    JadeB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was fantastic, service was slightly slow considering it wasn’t very busy, but I think that was due to only 2 waiters
  16. KR

    KimR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really delicious roast dinner, in a super setting. Not the cheapest roast but probably the best I've had in a long time!
  17. n

    normana

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great and the deserts are to die for. Thanks
  18. TA

    ThomasA

    Buckinghamshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Good value for money. Good choice of vegan food. Will be back.
  19. T

    Tiff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality is at the forefront of this restaurant and is somewhere I will return to for special occasions. Highly recommend the Creme Brulee!
  20. PB

    PaulB14

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good value for money
  21. AB

    AndyB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant lunch here with extended family. Lovely table in the garden. Excellent, friendly service with lovely food.
  22. CA

    CliveArn

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall a very nice meal. We went at 3pm-a quiet time with only 3 other people in the restaurant. The problem with this is that the main menu is NOT available at this time-not made clear on the website. We wanted scallops which was not available on the simplified lunch menu at this time. Howver, the waitress offered to ask the chef if he could do it as the restaurant was not busy with just the two of us. He did and they were superb. My steak was excellent. Only 1 Creme Brulee was available which was very good. Recommended.
  23. DC

    DannyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had my birthday dinner with the family. The meals very of very high quality. My lamd was done to perfection. Highly reccommended.
  24. CH

    ClaireH

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice evening, not busy but we ate early, food tasty and well presented, service friendly.
  25. S

    Sara87

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really impressed and staff where very friendly and helpful :))
  26. CI

    ClareI

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I don’t like to write this as the staff were great but I was, for the first time, disappointed. The Stables is the place I take people since I moved here a year ago and they are always impressed. My in laws were over for the first time in 2 years and so it was our first choice. We hadn’t checked the menu but had always loved the Camembert and broccoli and Stilton so it was a shame not to see that on there, but we know menus change. Service was good but it was very quiet (not a problem but a reflection?) and the fish was quite greasy, the triple cooked chips were certainly not as good as previously (not sure if they were home made) and the bread was quite dry. The steak in the sandwich was nice and the mussels were good. I am not sure I would go back now but would like to think it was a one off. Such a lovely place.
  27. MB

    MarkB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting for Mothers day and we were all very impressed. We all had the roast as part of a 3 course meal. The food was superb and well presented, the staff friendly and the atmosphere inviting. We will certainly be returning.
  28. D

    Donna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was lovely. Menu was small. Place is really nice. Service was a little slow, but they were friendly.
  29. JS

    JanS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great. The only fault was it took a long time to arrive at the table, but it was worth the wait! The Staff were attentive, friendly and helpfull. Prices we're a little higher than we would normally pay, but the food was of a high standard so happy to pay a bit more for it.
  30. LF

    LesleyF

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We took my Mum there for her Birthday as we’d heard it was a nice restaurant. The menu was very limited and the food was awful. I couldn’t eat my meal as it was utterly disgusting. My daughter had a bug in her soup and they didn’t even take this off the bill until we complained. There were only a handful of bookings and yet the service was really slow. We will never go there again.
  31. BE

    BEAREY

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This was for a joint birthday celebration and we were 5 Adults and 2 children. Meal came to £250 including a frw drinkscwhichbwas reasonable if it weere jot for: Nearly 1 hour wait for the food Portion sizes were too small for adults. It was delicious but the steak was chewy and full of grisle which I did not expect for £22. And eveb though the table was booked it was bot ready. Half hour wait and the place was empty but for us and 2 other couples. We also have feedback to the staff on the day; especially about portion sizes and wer mey by just nodding blank faces..oh ok...?!! The place itself if lovely with nice outdoor space, too. Would I come again? Unless they omproved on their portion sizes and service, I doubt it.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lunch time visit which was very quite, attentive staff, food is well presented but only 1 vegetarian dish which was good and not the usual mushroom risotto. Nice selection of deserts and hit drinks, including the Malibu hot chocolate. Overall our first visit was a pleasant one and we will be returning.
  33. MD

    MichelleD

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch, shame it wasn’t busier. Great food and service
  34. CH

    CarolH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Menu limited, but something for everyone. Basic wine £28 per bottle. Service good. Tables small for 4 people. It's a restaurant of a reliable standard for business meetings.
  35. CD

    ClaireD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, beautiful venue, attentive staff great
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Staff very friendly & helpful. Just a small suggestion that they check the dishes of the day and if changes can be made for dietary reasons. Very pleasant atmosphere all round and we were in a quiet table. Only partly spoilt by a noisy birthday group as the acoustics dont dampen it. Perhaps groups should be located at one end not in the middle! Food was good
  37. PT

    PeterT

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Accept the restaurant is called “The Stables” bug piping a stable smell was a bit over the top :-)

    The Stables at CantleyResponded on 28 February 2022Thank you for time to review the Stables Restaurant. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. We certainly do not "pipe in" any smell into the restaurant, though. How very strange? I hope you will come and sample the Stables again soon.

  38. E

    Ellie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Disappointing that the OpenTable booking app is not updated around their actual opening times and allowed me to book a table and send a confirmation of the booking without anyone from the restaurant bothering to contact me that they are closed from 5pm on a Sunday afternoon/evening. We arrived and disappointed to be turned away saying that we couldn't be served. They need to update the app to avoid others being disappointed and actually check their bookings.
  39. VB

    VickiB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful building. Friendly staff. Good food. Would visit again.
  40. I

    Igwood

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely venue and excellent food! Would highly recommend to anyone.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Stables at Cantley is rated 4.1 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Stables at Cantley

Milton Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 5QG

Additional information

  • Area

    Wokingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–9:30 am Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking is available for up to 60 cars.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Murry Lane

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    0118 979 1666

  • Private party facilities

    Cantley House Hotel, set within 50 acres of stunning Berkshire countryside, is a beautiful setting to host your next celebration or event, from birthday parties and anniversaries to christenings and baby showers. Located on the outskirts of Wokingham, this privately owned boutique hotel offers everything you could need for your special day. Whether you are looking for a venue for a small and intimate celebration or a larger more elaborate event our unique and enchanting property has an array of function facilities available for hire that will suit most tastes and budgets; from the original suites of our Victorian manor house to our distinctive 17th century barn, we even have the capacity to house a marquee on our impressive lawns - perfect for those events where a larger capacity is required.

  • Private party contact

    Angie: 0118 989 5112

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