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The Highwayman

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
$$ - $$$
Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank beegee2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 19 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 18 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
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Have been to The Highwayman on numerous occasions , and always had consistently very good meals, friendly attentive staff and children made welcome . On this occasion we had a delicious Sunday lunch with choice of roasts .The roast beef was tender and pink ,...More

Thank annlc715
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went to the Highwayman yesterday, and had great service, great food at a reasonable price. Will definitely go again.

2  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We last visited this establishment approx. 50 years ago, when it was on the main road and was a meeting place after rugby on Saturday nights. So it was a trip down memory lane. We were delighted to see that very little had changed. the...More

1  Thank trevorchamarette
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went for a family meal on Saturday. Our last few family meals have not been great, therefore we reverted to somewhere we knew would be good and it was! Every course for us all superb, the service was lovely. Not over bearing but just...More

Thank guyartall
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exlade Street, Checkendon RG8 0UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Checkendon
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 682020
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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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