Review on The Ostrich Inn
Dating from 1106 and reckoned to be the third oldest pub in England, the Ostrich Inn at Colnbrook (a corruption of its original name, the Hospice) has been given a massive contemporary makeover. The original timbered exterior looks as bright as a button; inside, heavy pillars, sand-blasted beams and crooked stairs blend well with stylish wooden furniture, stained glass panels and black slate floors.
Like other members of the Cross Oak Inns group, the Ostrich offers an eclectic menu that roams around for Thai-spiced fishcakes, mussel and crab linguine, lamb shank with celeriac mash, cumin and tomato jus, and – of course – fillet of ostrich Wellington; useful back-up is provided by old favourites like homemade pies, local bangers and fish and chips.
Steaks and burgers, pasta and salads fill out the repertoire, and trendy sandwiches are also available at lunchtime (Mon-Fri). Sunday lunch always features a traditional roast, and the well-spread international wine list focuses on reliable names, with a few elite 'reserve' vintages for good measure.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30 (12.00 to 9.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express