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Ye Olde Leathern Bottel

221 Barkham Road, Barkham, Wokingham, Berkshire  RG41 4BY View Map.

General Manager:

To be confirmed.

Contact us

Tel. 01189 784222

pub opening times meal times
Monday - Saturday 11.30am - 11pm
Sunday 11.30am - 10.30pm
Monday - Saturday 11am - last orders 10pm
Sunday 12noon - last orders 9.30pm

Whats New & Forthcoming

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What is new and forthcoming at Chef and Brewer

What's New & Forthcoming

British Born & Bred Festival:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
Celebrating the very best of British heritage breeds.

Back by popular demand is our British Born & Bred festival. Why not try our Wiltshire Cured Pork Bubble & Squeak - Wiltshire cured bacon belly layered on a Savoy cabbage & baked potato cake, topped with a free range poached egg. For mains our Royal Cambrian Lamb - succulent and tender Welsh mountain reared lamb rump. Finish with our sweet Apple Tart Pizza Slice - puff pastry topped with sticky sweet caramelised apple slices.

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Truly Fabulous Fizz:

Available until Tuesday 31st May 2016.
We think fizz is fabulous so we are dedicating the whole of May to Fizz! We are introducing a new pink fizz - Maschio Dei Cavalieri Sparkling Rose and also have 2 limited edition fizz cocktails. All selected by our honorary guest Fizzician. We have a whole range of other fabulous sparkling wines for you to enjoy too.

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Fathers Day 2016:

Sunday 19th June 2016 - Treat Dad to a 2 course or 3 course meal from our special set menu. Remember to book your table.

2 courses £16.00. 3 courses £18.00.

If you reserve a table for after 7pm, the 3rd course is on us for everyone in your party.

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About Us

Ye Olde Leathern Bottel in Barkham is in a semi rural location. The building... Read more

About our venue

Ye Olde Leathern Bottel in Barkham is in a semi rural location. The building dates back to the 17th Century and we re-opened in Winter 2008 following an exciting refurbishment with fabulous new decor, fixtures, fittings and furniture. Families are welcome so bring the children along and they can try our new kiddies menu. If you want to relax before your meal there are comfy sofas as well as candles on the tables of an evening which creates a romantic ambience. History has it that weary travellers would see this venue as the first building they came to in a barren heath landscape, travelling North. The gallant French highwayman, Claude Duval, is said to have owned a house nearby and another local character was Molly Miller, much feared as the town witch. Today this is a much more welcoming venue offering better food and drink than in the days of highwaymen and witches! Like all Chef & Brewer pubs we employ high quality Chefs who have superb kitchen facilities. The food can be chosen from a main menu or unique Specials from the chalk boards which allow our Chefs to show their flair! You will be served meals which have been prepared from the freshest of ingredients and cooked to order. To complement your meal there is an extensive choice of quality wines. Real ales are a very popular alternative to the wine and we offer heavier, warmer ones in the winter and lighter ones for the summer. Ideal for being enjoyed in the beer garden on a warm sunny evening! Come along soon and be given a friendly welcome by the helpful team at this rather special destination food house.

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Our Food & Menus

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Chef & Brewer food

At the heart of our Chef & Brewer is the chef who delights in creating daily changing Specials using fresh ingredients. Selected for their seasonality, our ingredients really matter to us. Combined with care and freshly cooked for you, our dishes deliver the best of traditional pub food and more. We offer a range of great value menus throughout the week, so you can be assured that great quality Chef & Brewer food does not cost the earth. Take a look at our chalkboards for our great selection of chef’s Specials.

Meal Times

Monday - Saturday 11am - last orders 10pm
Sunday 12noon - last orders 9.30pm


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  • Large Beer Garden with lighting
  • Large Car Park
  • Disabled Car Parking


  • Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility


  • Children Welcome
  • Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement
  • Cash Back available
  • Debit and Credit Cards accepted