The Baskerville

4.6
354 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

-The Baskerville has been voted Best Tourism Pub for the South East of England 2020-

The Baskerville is a traditional country-inn with en-suite rooms in the pretty village of Shiplake, Oxfordshire, situated a short walk from the River Thames. The Telegraph described it as “cockle-warming, unpretentious and home to a multi-award-winning restaurant”. Enjoy a ‘proper’ bar serving local beers, a restaurant, a beautiful garden and roaring log fires in winter.

Using wholesome, fresh and exceptional quality produce, Jamie and his team creates a selection of modern, casual dishes with a global influence, suited for sharing or eating in courses. Our menu of course caters for kids, vegetarians, vegans and the gluten intolerant. Other requirements can be arranged too.
During the restrictions of COVID 19, our menu is smaller than usual but still offers fantastic choice

Dogs are welcome in the bar, garden and rooms.

Four beautiful decorated ensuite rooms add to its character and charm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 354 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkR
Gloucestershire
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extremely nice lunch for my partner for her birthday. The food and ambience were superb as usual

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were welcomed on arrival to the end of our visit, I was so impressed. As a vegetarian pub food is often heavy and unimaginative but the small plates offered were delicious especially the burnt aubergine on labneh with toasted walnuts & pomegranate seeds- Delish! The waiter was so friendly and informed about all the different foods and the wine too. The Bedouin tent looked awesome so definitely will do that another day. Just a lovely place, lovely ambience and lovely food!

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GeraldR
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I was dining alone and it was busy yet, I received attentive and friendly service. I felt I was a valued customer.

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, fantastic food and great service

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We finally met up after 18 months on zoom - and The Baskerville was a great choice.

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EmmaC06
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic lunch out! The pub was clean and well socially distanced, lovely/friendly staff and the food tasted absolutely delicious! Thank you for catering to my dietary requirements - my second visit and won’t be my last!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch at Baskerville. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Their cauliflower cheese was so yummy wish there was second helping! 😋

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PhilG
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, great hosts and service throught our meal. Friendly and professional The Baskerville is a favourite of ours. Always nice to be greeted by the owners.
Fresh flavours, interesting menu, good value wines.

We shall be back!

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PaulM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Super friendly team. Strongly recommend.

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MSC1
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Welcome was lovely. Food and service were both good. Bit noisy as we were close to kitchen and coffee machine!

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VickiM
London
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food - highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Very friendly. Good menu.

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Barb
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying here, so ate here too - good food and nice choice, staff friendly and attentive

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SimonT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country pub and paid the small supplement to sit in the Bedouin tent which has a great ambience.
Food, staff and service were all amazing and definitely will be visiting again

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MargaretC
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service smouldering recommend to all.

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AndrewW
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was poor and overpriced, very greasy and they didnt have the home made crisps even though the place was empty?!

Sat us next to the toilets ebven though it was 5pm and the place was empty and staff took ages to see to us.

I know it is just a pub but I did expect better

The Baskerville
Responded on June 25, 2021

Dear Andrew I'm so sorry you had a very below standard experience, and I apologise we did not get it right on this occasion. We have tried very hard since re- opening to build a strong and knowledgable team alongside a menu that compliments the demographic of the broad range of our customer base. Once again my apologise, and we would love to welcome you back to experience what the majority of our customers experience. Pls feel free to contact me direct to arrange a visit. Simon 07775 645287

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Requested very well done, even used cremated, arrived semi pink. Not the end of the world, but didn’t enjoy it.

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FiCo
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect evening. Delicious food in a relaxing environment, excellent management and all in a beautiful setting. Thank you Team Baskerville!

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Foodie
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Unfortunately quality of the roast let the pub down.

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TonyM
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first visit to this pub restaurant The 3 course Sunday lunch was exceptionally good. The choice of dishes was reasonably wide without being overwhelming.

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KeithT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny warm days in the garden at The Baskerville is always a great location for a just a drink or food. On this visit 4 of us had Sunday lunch in the garden and as with our past experiences the service and food was excellent. Great staff.

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ZoeH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, so many lovely choices. Brilliant service

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxed atmosphere for a summer evening. Food was excellent. We will definitely book again!

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AdrianV
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had lunch here. It was extremely busy and the staff were run ragged but remained calm and cheerful. The food was the usual excellent standard. My wife had the monkfish and I had the flank steak. We had a nice plate of mixed vegetables - cauliflower, carrots and green beans in a delicious buttery sauce. I had the chocolate fondant dessert, cake outside and lovely warm gooey chocolate inside - heaven - served with vanilla dairy ice cream. There is an extensive drinks list, but as it was a hot day I just had 2 pints of Amstel lager, and a Drambuie with coffee. The Baskerville is a quality dining experience but you must book in advance as it is always so full due to its popularity.

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Hannah
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome from the host, we were made to feel at home. Great food and drinks, served in timely fashion. We will be back again soon

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JohnO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good food as usual, looking forward to the beef back on the menu for sunday lunch. s

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IlanaC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely day! Thank you!

The seared tuna with pear and avo was superb. The service was friendly and warm. The weather helped.
I'd say the interior is a little dated now, time to update it :-)

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nowhere better on a sunny day

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Bekibee
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with very delightful garden and restaurant. Service was attentive but not invasive of our gathering. Only looses one point due to not being able to it in the garden- despite no one arriving to occupy the tables during our visit. Would have been nice to have been offered a limited period of time in the garden. The waiter who greeted us at the gate had already said no before checking. However the table we had inside was cool and by a window overlooking the garden, food was sublime and we had a very enjoyable lunch

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SusieD
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual staff and service just spot on and very relaxed vibe. Love the place!

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LorraineC
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful professional staff, good food, lovely location.

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Anonymous
London
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely day outside in the sun. Very well kept garden and decent tables to sit on. Food good and staff friendly.

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MartynR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday lunch. Food was very tasty and clearly home cooked - we all commented on the great choice of vegetables and when we asked for extra gravy and apple sauce the staff were all incredibly helpful and forthcoming.

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Greatcocktails
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely food.

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Michi
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very interesting selection of light bites and starter plates, quite like tapas. Reasonably priced and pleasant old fashioned pub with an amazing Bedouin tent in the garden for outside dining.

We thought the main course selection was very boring, particularly given the imaginative starters etc.

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Tolip
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, very warm welcome. One of the party became ill before the meal arrived and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful, going far beyond what would have been expected. Moreover, they would not accept payment for the meal ordered. Those of us that were able to eat, thoroughly enjoyed the food.

Highly recommended - we’ll be back.

JK
JudyK
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat inside on a round table for 4, service was attentive but not intrusive. Quality of the food was good. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The staff were friendly and pleasant, the food was fantastic.

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LeanneW
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Having booked through open table for the tent when we arrived we were told you couldn't do that online and if we wanted a table in the tent there was a cover charge of £5.00 this was not mentioned online so we decided to sit in the garden we were very disappointed
Food good if not a bit expensive and service was good

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AnneG
Oxford
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As there were 5 family members to celebrate my birthday, it was very nice to be in a private room by ourselves.

FAQs

The Baskerville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0118 940 3332.

The Baskerville is rated 4.6 stars by 354 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.