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New Leathern Bottle, Jealotts Hill

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user reviews of New Leathern Bottle, Jealotts Hill

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A much nicer pub that the plastic tree outside suggested at first glace.

Served two real ciders - Westons 'Single Orchard' and Orchard Pig 'Explorer'.

Very large garden.
jgurney1 - 21 Jul 2015 21:07
A new licensee took over a year ago. He has really cleaned the pub up. Excellent bar snacks and a super Sunday lunch. Always a good selection of good real ales. Also runs a monthly classic car meet. Personally I do not like the permanent piped music. televised sports and gaming machine. Good for kids too
HRDTriumph - 30 Jul 2014 08:13
All round nice little pub good for lunch. Dog friendly too.
firkin_finder - 25 Oct 2012 17:42
I think the adverse comments on here must relate to a different pub. I cannot find fault at all. Stumbled across this beauty while visiting friends. The staff were friendly and attentive, six of us ate and all loved the homecooked fare! The beer was excellent. The only downside was that we had to leave! Will definately be back when next in Berkshire. This is a must visit place full of charm and character.
Lofty72 - 20 Oct 2012 11:43
Came in one day with some friends for lunch. We were quite late for lunch and a sandwich would have sufficed. Instead, we were given an extremely frosty reception. The unspoken language we given was "go away" even just for making a polite inquiry. The place also looked rather tired and shabby. Bar staff were odd and not at all helpful. One to avoid.
fender100 - 9 May 2012 14:31
Friendly traditional pub which supports community and charity events. Beer is good - Vale Black Swan and Young's Bitter are permanent and there's a guest ale plus a couple of traditional ciders. Rather out of the way but well worth a visit. What I'd call a proper pub, and none the worse for that.
metrology_man - 8 Jul 2011 12:52
Well 'imnodope' i agree that the staff were very friendly and helpful but apart from that i don't have a clue what you're on about.

I visited last Sunday with my family and we all agreed that it was a great little pub. The food was very enjoyable. Within the family we tried a range of dishes on the menu... The roasts were fantastic - meat was cooked exactly the way i like it, Burgers were handmade and delicious, Nutroast was the best the family member had had in a while. Would just like to add that all the meals had large portions sizes which makes them great value for money.

I would definitely recommend this pub to everyone, especially people with children as there is a large play area for them to play in. It's well worth a visit

realtruth - 7 Sep 2009 14:30
OK, there was a great welcome by the 2 girls working the bar.

The 2 real ales on, were very well kept, so all ok there.

BUT the food was something else, it was not at all good.
I had a Sunday roast of pork and it was awful. There was no taste in the food and it seemed to have been cooked by a complete novice.
One of my family had chilli and chips and that was tasteless also. The burgers were another tastelees item.

The one thing this pub needs is a proper cook/chef, or even a part time mum, to make the food presentable and tasteful.

We came here around a year ago, and thought we would give it another chance, but nothing has changed.

A saving grace is that there is a reasonable fenced garden for kids to play, which, come to think of it, is why we met the family and grandkids there in the first place.

Oh well, it will be the Duke of Edinburgh, a few miles away next time, when food is required.
imnodope - 24 Aug 2009 17:16
Went here again with friends for Sunday lunch. Horrified to find that the same dodgy nut roast was the vegi option as it was last year. That was accompanied by almost solid vegi gravy . . . . Will have a liquid lunch next time.

Fab beer, rubbish food if you don't eat meat, but my partner says the traditional sunday lunch was fine.

Toilets have been refurbished and were very nice!!
slugbreff - 1 Jan 2009 20:50
I quite liked this place.
nickthefish - 10 Jun 2008 09:39
Found this pub recommended in the local CAMRA Berkshire South East newsletter and decided to give it a visit last week. Great selection of beer including Greene King - XX Mild and Strongs - Best Bitter. I'm not a fan of Greene King beer due to it's dominance in the South but I must say the XX Mild was a cracking pint. Landlord was welcoming and partial to a bit of fun with his customers. Outdoor has a grat sized garden for kids including tree slide and climbing frame all enclosed and with pub set back from the main road in an ideal safe area. Check out their website for many innovations that the Landlord has devised to keep his customers coming back including ... wait for it, driving them home after 9.30pm in the Bracknell Area. I for one will be returning with the family to sample the Sunday lunch.
Beer_Spotter - 28 May 2008 22:15
Had not been here for some years.This Sunday, the pub was very busy. The staff were friendly and jovial, exceptional service. Food and drink all great.

Pathpounder - 22 Jan 2008 14:38
Not sure what to say about this pub apart from "don't go in the Gents" which is a comment from my partner.

The food was nice, and the real ale was great, but the tables were sticky and I usually think the toilets are a reflection of the state of the kitchen.

I'll go back in a bit and see if its changed at all . . . .
slugbreff - 4 Nov 2007 22:44

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