The Dog & Badger

4.5
20 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Dog & Badger is a delightful grade II listed country pub, circa 1390, with a restaurant, private dining room and 6 beautiful hotel rooms.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 20 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Energetic
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spectacular and such good value for the area!

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ShaanP
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt one of the best Sunday Roasts we’ve had.

The new management was extremely attentive, friendly and accommodating. Myself and my family cannot fault the experience we had here for my brothers birthday

Fully recommended!

HB
HelenB
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday roast I’ve ever eaten.

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casualdinner
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely experience at The Dog & Badger.
The food was delicious and the service was good. I believe they have mostly been staff so they were still training but still had a great service from the manager training the staff.

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Ac12
Buckinghamshire
23 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First night opening after lockdown . All a bit chaotic - I'm sure it will improve!

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Kitty
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Over the last weekend I had an evening dinner and also a Sunday Roast. All I can say is that the quality of the food was amazing and the staff were very helpful and attentive. My only point is that the portions were very large so I could not eat 3 courses and so would have to decide between a starter or dessert with each meal.

Both Ryan and Julie that were serving us were excellent and i would very much recommend this pub.

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HelenR
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The meal was lovely but sadly the service was a bit slow and the pub had no on tap bitter and only lager which was a big disappointment.

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DanielL
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service, nice atmosphere (perfect combination of character and comfort). Excellent selection of wines. Short and refined menu. Great bar area too.

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jamieh
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious Sunday lunch the Cauliflower cheese was one of the best I've ever had.

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GarryC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for three years and this year on Valentine’s Day, was by far the best visit with you. The welcome, the service, the food, AMAZING! .the young chef Merson is a keeper, absolutely wonderful menu and food. Thank you all so much for a wonderful stay. Julie, Jodie and Maddie, keep doing what you are doing! You are lovely. xx
Katie and Garry Coomber

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JackS
Oxford
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my lovely girlfriend here for valentines, tables were arranged excellent. Food was to die for and the drink wasn’t too bad either haha! Overall great night

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Pretty average pub fare. Maybe kitchen trying too hard to be more up market. Scallop starter was ok, went a little OTT for us on the fish based sauce. Main of ribeye was overpriced at nearly £40 each for not huge amount of meat, very triple cooked Chips (almost roast potatoes) and a whole burnt carrot (skin) which i did not understand why it would be served this way.

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vipscotty
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal and friendly service - unfortunately didn’t get the coffee we asked for but looks like they were low on staff and they got busy

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Franklybrit
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second Sunday lunch visit in a couple of months and yet again did not disappoint. Beautifully presented and incredibly tasty roast dinner with no need to buy extras as the cauliflower cheese comes as standard and the portion size of exactly what you expect for Sunday lunch...decent! Attentive service, great experience

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vipJessica
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some small tweaks could be made to improve, e.g. providing a separate bowl for Olive stones and side plates for sharing starters. Overall, however, the food was executed to a high standard and the staff were attentive and pleasant.

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dinooxford
France
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Since this pub/restaurant has changed hands the standards have gone down hill rapidly. most of the original staff have left the menu has changed (not for the better) . Satuday night the room was empty, the food rely poor quality a solid hamburger with chips you could use as nails. The manager was very apologetic and reduced a £70+ ( far to excessive) bill by £7!! I will not be returning

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Stamm
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, everyone was really nice and the food was innovative and delicious. The ambience was great combing modern and old features. Highly recommend!

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Bridav
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

On arrival it looks a lovely place,warm and inviting.But then the small menu arrived which surprised us.the specials were two only and very predicable and typical.we got over that and then the food arrived.fish was overdone and hard and the chips very poor.bulk standard peas didn’t help.
The dessert was almost inedible but at least they had the decency to not charge us for it.
Such a disappointment.the new owners need to pull up their socks big time otherwise this will be another failure,There is so much competition a few miles away that they need a lot more than the decor to be attractive to Thames valley eaters or visitors

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AnnetteT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious pork belly today which was on as a special. REALLY good! Deserts were also fab - apple crumble and a white chocolate mousse. So good! Thank you, see you again 😊

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TomT
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious lunch in wonderful surroundings. I will certainly go back again.

FAQs

The Dog & Badger is rated 4.5 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.