Review on The Perch and Pike Inn
The famous Ridgeway Path runs right past the front door of the Perch and Pike Inn, which is idyllically situated in a pretty village just a couple of minutes' stroll from the River Thames. No wonder it's a godsend and favourite pit-stop for thirsty walkers and famished sightseers.
Inside, the seventeenth-century building still feels quintessentially English and thoroughly traditional, with its log fires, real ales and welcoming atmosphere; there are also four delightful letting rooms for those who want to linger. The kitchen aims to please all-comers with a wide-ranging menu of classic pub standards and more innovative modern dishes. At lunchtime you can expect good-value favourites like fish and chips or bangers and mash, but things move up a gear in the evening.
You might kick off with warm smoked trout on a bed of Caesar salad or the 'avocado tower' with summer salad, honey and mustard dressing. Main courses cover everything from baked escalope of salmon on sorrel sauce to pan-fried lamb steak (cooked pink) topped with roasted red peppers and chilli butter – although the house special is breast of chicken stuffed with Feta cheese, wrapped in bacon and served with white wine sauce. In addition to draught beers, the Perch and Pike has a decent stock of reasonably priced, global wines.
The Perch and Pike Inn is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Kim Koniotes and Chris Pool
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card