The Pot Kiln
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It may be owned by TV chef Mike Robinson, but this ancient, brick-built hostelry’s biggest draw is the foraged, shot & home-grown produce drawn from the surrounding countryside. Chef Jonathan Taylor has revitalised the cooking: venison (shot by Mike himself) might come as pavé with an intense little ‘shooter’s’ pie or as blood-red carpaccio on toast slathered with bone marrow, alongside a gooey-centred venison Scotch egg. The famous wood pigeon salad now includes salt-baked Jerusalem artichokes & pickled mushrooms, partridge benefits from smoked cauliflower & garden plums, while the likes of tarte Tatin with hazelnut parfait ensure similar standards come dessert. In all, it’s pretty creative stuff. Chirpy staff keep things rolling along efficiently, & the rumbustious locals’ bar prevents any descent into all-out gastropub excess – especially when there’s Berkshire ale to be had, brewed barely a country lane away.

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££££ - £30 - £49
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Location for The Pot Kiln

Frilsham, near Yattendon, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 0XX

01635 201366


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 7-9.30pm

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Mr. Colin B

01 July 2011  
I have eaten here before a few times and always been happy. Local food, focus on game – cooked well. I went again yesterday and found the place has moved up many notches – targeting a star maybe? The food presentation was top restaurant class – the food was perfect on every plate. We had the potted rabbit and the ox tongue to start – the ox tongue i had was the most tender meat and the most tender cooked tongue i have ever eaten. Good depth of flavour and cooked to perfection – melting and falling apart. For mains i had the belly of pork and my friend had the duck. The belly pork was cooked to perfection – very tender and not at all dry – the most tender pork i have eaten. Depth of flavour was again there – as to the duck this was again the most tender i have eaten – cooked pink but light in colour and the skin not chewy which is the challenge. We were too full for desserts so i cannot comment other than to say the selection was good. Service was impeccable, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. we arrived early and that was no problem for them. If you have been here before but not recently go back you will see a lot of change from what was already good! If you have not been start going! Price £70 for two with 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine.
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