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Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
+44 1635 247550
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On the way home from an overnight away we were in need of some good seafood to end our weekend. The crab did not disappoint. They had a lovely table for us and not squashed into a gap but room for us to continue our conversation and enjoy the atmosphere. Food was amazing and presented to us by the lovely... More 

Thank Claire C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the pub itself is beautiful, my husband and I left feeling cheated. We had prebooked for a table of 10. As we sat to eat we were told there was 1 steak on the menu. Not a fish lover, my husband had no choice but to order the 'colossal prawns'. I do not think 1 large prawn and 1... More 

Thank Hannahd1206
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 14 all highly satisfied! Wonderful atmosphere, great food and very friendly staff I would highly recommend to anyone!

Thank Dan T
Andover, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was hard to fault The Crab at Chieveley when it came to good food, excellent service and a good night out. Now that the venue has changed hands, I cannot say the same. We have eaten on a couple of occasions since the ownership change and can say, although the food has been decent, the service and overall experience... More 

Thank Snail5
Guildford, United Kingdom
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393 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been some years since I was here last and I had not read the reviews before going this time. I don't know why but I don't recognise the place from the reviews. It is completely different than before, a much classier place with food that it a couple of notches above what it was before. Admittedly it is... More 

1 Thank Mike C
Wantage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We held our Company Christmas get together here in December 2016 after hearing rave reviews of the place, but we were massively disappointed in all aspects. The service was very hit and miss, the knowledge from the staff on the menu and drinks was poor. The food was average to say the least and although we had the Xmas menu... More 

2 Thank turbo666
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Our third stay here last night and had an amazing break as we always do. Lovely room, relaxing hot tub and gorgeous food. Sea food platter was amazing and my husband thought the venison was great. Will definitely see you again soon guys!!

Thank sheralea r
Sussex, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We met up for a family get-together and we thought the pub was very nice, re interior decor. But it was very cold - despite the fire/wood burner being lit in the bar area. Then we went through for lunch, but I kept my coat on for the entire time I was there. We all chose a starter and main... More 

Thank kimski44
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were here for a pre Christmas family lunch - firstly I cannot fault the service - the staff were fantastic - however the food most certainly didn't match this. Despite that the menu described different vegetables for each dish we were all served the same and these weren't particularly suited to the fish dishes - nor were they well... More 

Thank SorchaL
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The menu is always changing. On this visit we had roast beef and gammon which was well cooked and accompanied by potatoes and vegetables. The range of deserts was excellent. We had tart and passion fruit soufflé - both were really nice. Service was efficient.

Thank ChristineH04

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 56
British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wantage Road, Chieveley RG20 8UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Chieveley
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 247550
We're a country pub and all of our menus showcase the best of Britain with plenty of fresh, local produce and dishes that tip their hats to the seasons. Whether you want to indulge in rich local game, fresh-off-the-boat crab or just kick off your wellies and relax with a pint and a scotch egg, here you'll get a true taste of the great British countryside. It's not just our food that we're proud of here, we've also spent time picking the best local ales and award-winning British spirits and wines for behind our bar, alongside some old favourites. From Sipsmith artisan gin to Nyetimber bubbles, make sure to take some time to sample our drinks menu too. We even stock Snuffle dog beer for any canine companions. We are proud to have received 2 Rosettes and 4 Stars for our accommodation by the AA. We are also part of 'Pub group of the year 2016' by the Good Pub Guide.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?