Review on The Ostrich Inn

The Ostrich Inn at Colnbrook lays claim to being the third oldest pub in England - although it has recently received a serious contemporary makeover. Dating from 1106, it was originally called the Hospice and its splendid timbered exterior has defiantly survived the centuries. 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.

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Gastro pub


Mark Gomez

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

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Facilities at The Ostrich Inn

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 70 covers
  • Family Friendly


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Ostrich Inn
High Street

Customer Ratings on The Ostrich Inn

1.8  / 5

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  • avatar
    Sir Paul L Lee KBE
    October 2012

    19 people found this review helpful
    What kind of service is this?

    I recently visited this quaint little pub, on the recommendation of a close business associate. My wife and I duly arrived and parked up the car, Oh, what a beautiful little pub !
    Upon entry, we were both pleasantly surprised by the level of cleanliness within. Most unusual for such character full premises.
    Having decided what we would have to quench our thirst, we then waited twenty seven minutes and still had not been served.
    Needless to say we left and found another venue to satisfy our needs.

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