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The Golden Retriever

4.3
4.3
54 Reviews
£25 and under
International

When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Golden Retriever in Bracknell.

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What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MH

    MartinH

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect and very good service

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab value for money great fizz Friday £35 for Moët great pub food and service

  3. PC

    PhilipC

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    One of the loveliest Sunday roasts we've had, all four of us really enjoyed our meals. Staff were warm and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble.

  4. W

    Wfld

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Great atmosphere. Extensive menu and good to catch up with friends.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Family Sunday roast for 7. A little slow service for food and drinks but friendly waiter made up for it and meal worth the wait.

  6. KL

    KenL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    It was a very busy Sunday lunchtime. We had a nice table for two near the fireplace (as requested). The service was excellent given it was so busy. The only drawback was that the food was disappointingly just warm rather then hot. The ambiance was spoilt because it was so busy and we could hardly carry on a conversation. We have made a booking for Boxing Day evening at 7.30 when I guess it will be similarly busy. Is there a quiet area you can recommend ? I am thinking whether we should go to the Warren House instead and which is closer to where we live. Your advice would be welcomed. Kind regards Ken Livet

  7. M

    Matilda2

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The lunch was very good , service excellent, choice of tables, The only down side was the Ladies toilets are in need of repair, cistern broken, door lock broken, floors dirty, hand dryer not working, the carpets in the entrance to the toilets are very dirty and greasy and upstairs not good for those with mobility problems, there is a down stairs loo but locked and key needed but unable to get attention of bar staff as very busy. This toilet situation is a shame because everything else was so good, toilets do in my book, denote the hidden standards of the restaurant so hope they are given some attention.

  8. CT

    ChristianT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sorry, my review is in dutch. Een fijne plek om heerlijk te eten. Reserveren is aan te raden, want het kan druk zijn. Het eten was gewoon goed. De bediening was vlot en attent.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good food and service

  10. MS

    MargaretS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service,food and good value. Only negative is more chicken on menu would have been good.

  11. LC

    LilianaC

    Berkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The pizza was great and good value for money. We will definitely be back

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Very busy, lovely atmosphere, food good but service a little slow

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was lovely even though it was a set menu for Mother’s Day

  14. MT

    MaryT

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    A very enjoyable experience. Will probably avoid Sunday in future as it was just so crowded and therefore noisy. An indication of how popular it is important guess!

  15. J

    Jl27

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Food was very good as was the service but didn't like where our table was. Much prefer sitting to the right side of the pub and in future if no tables available that side would give it a miss.

  16. T

    Twols

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice evening out with my parents. Shared the duo of cheese with my mum to start, with my other half and dad having the pate. No complaints both very nice. Was a good wait time between courses, didn’t feel too rushed or too long a wait. Mains arrived, wagu burger, rib eye steak and lamb shank were all very good. My mum wasn’t happy with her meal but all credit to the restaurant , it was taken away and replaced with an alternative of her choice, and she really enjoyed the replacement. Overall good value, good service and good atmosphere.

  17. MH

    MalcolmH

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Meet and greet in the pub was good reservation was as requested and straight to seating area waiter waited until we had settled the approached was friendly and advised us what specials were available excellent food for both of us and a very pleasant time had would recommend to others

  18. JG

    JohnG

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great ambience. Awesome. Can get very busy so booking essential.

  19. JT

    JaneT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, great food, great staff. Lovely meal with a friend

  20. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Service was a bit slow, drinks were forgotten and main course was brought out before starter was cleared. Food was very good. Price was good

  21. MH

    MalcolmH

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good reception, pleasantly escorted to table. Excellent waitress named Victoria very attentive but not pushy excellent service, food selection good and served hot where required given time and space to select what was required good evening had by all

  22. DV

    DarrenV

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good service, food very good & everything was available on the menu

  23. JL

    JohnL

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We had 8 guys on a golf trip and loved this place. Food was pub style and ambience was great, we had n outdoor table on a beautiful night. They were very understaffed so service wasn’t great but cool spot.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service food great value for money and super location

  25. JG

    JohnG

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here a couple of times now and found it to be busy each time,( says something about the quality of the food and service) only downside with booking through opentable was it didn't actually place my booking so restaurant had no idea I was coming, luckely I had emails showing I had booked and was seated for my meal. Best book direct via pub website.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Would recommend this restaurant good food ,service and good value for money.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We had a lovely family roast. Was really enjoyable

  28. W

    Websters4

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We came for a catch up with friends, I recommended here for a nice Sunday dinner and it didn’t disappoint, lovely roast enjoyed by all, the only issue we had was the appointment I made with open table hadn’t gone through to the restaurant but they sorted a table.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with the grandchildren food was amazing and the atmosphere was great

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The golden retriever is a lovely venue. It has a welcoming atmoshpere.

  31. M

    Margdel

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Convenient meeting place, easy booking. Good service, delicious food in pleasant surroundings.

  32. C

    Cazz

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was lovely and staff were very friendly and attentative

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Potatoes and cauli cheese were a bit... well done but tasted ok and rest of roast was very nice. Good overall

  34. JA

    JeanA

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly greeting on entering and good range of beers. Staff were very attentive and steaks cooked to our liking. Would recommend.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food, no waiting, friendly witresse - no problems - good value.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Sister visits from the Midlands and was dissatisfied with the new Saturday menu the set menu for £25 was £35 really practically everything on there was extra £

  37. S

    Sarah

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    When we arrived we were advised that our booking was not in their system despite me having the email confirmation Quite a wait between services but it was Father's Day The roast was lovely but spoilt by the burnt roast potatoes

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Helpful and friendly staff and good food which makes a pleasant experience.

  39. F

    Finn

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good quality food, friendly service and baby friendly.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were quite concerned when we arrived as the car park was completely full and the pub was very busy. However, after a short wait we were seated to our reserved table and actually the starters and drinks came pretty swiftly considering, with main courses arriving a comfortable gap after we finished these. The food and service were excellent and I would highly recommend it. It's standard Vintage Inn menu - which has a variety of tried and trusted recipes so I suspect the quality is pretty similar all the time. Price was competitive too. We had a quiet table in a corner which was great. Bread platter probably not worth the money - have had much better in other restaurants, but otherwise everyone was very happy with their meals. Unlike many Vintage Inn's this pub does not take Gourmet Card - too busy.

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The Golden Retriever is rated 4.3 stars by 54 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Golden Retriever

Nine Mile Ride null Bracknell, Berkshire RG40 3DR

  • Neighborhood

    Wokingham

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Dog Friendly, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available

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