WELCOME TO THE SHOULDER OF MUTTON

A Traditional Country Pub and Eatery, the Shoulder of Mutton at Playhatch has been owned by Alan and Wendy Oxlade since 2000.

The longest run establishment by publicans for miles around.

WEDDING RECEPTIONS

This really is the time we shine! If you’re looking for a relaxed venue, with exquisite food, look no further

Valentines Day

On Wednesday 14th February invite your loved one, or ones, to enjoy our exquisite menu

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS

A Celebration of Life, or a Memorial. You can entrust us with the empathetic planning and preparations of the refreshments for your loved ones dignified farewell

OUR DELICIOUS MAIN  MENU

New menu out now!

Quintessentially English with a hint of European flavours. You will find there’s something to tempt everyone.

SUNDAY LUNCHEON

Often fully booked and with good reason. Our Sunday roast is exceptional. And our homemade desserts are to die for!

FUNERAL RECEPTIONS

A Celebration of Life, or a Memorial. You can entrust us with the empathetic planning and preparations of the refreshments for your loved ones dignified farewell

PRIVATE DINING

We love hosting private dinner parties, business lunches, or club meetings. We have two private dining areas, or you can hire the whole pub for exclusive use

PLAYHATCH PRESSé

Our Pressé, established in 2021, is made on site here at The Shoulder of Mutton. They are a range of real fruit syrups that are packed full of flavour and unlike any other cordial you can buy elsewhere. Playhatch Pressé is bespoke and produced in small batches, handmade from start to finish, and the elderflower is locally sourced on the edge of the Chilterns

GIFT VOUCHERS

The Shoulder of Mutton gift voucher is the perfect gift to treat food or drink loving friends and family. The vouchers don’t expire and they are available in as little as £5 notes to £50 denominations. You can buy them over the phone or in house.
Alternatively you can call us and pay towards a friend’s bill over the phone. It really couldn’t be simpler.

Call 01189473908

The Shoulder of Mutton

 Independent and Traditional Pub Restaurant

 Playhatch, Near Reading, RG4 9QU

 Phone: 0118 947 3908

 Email: shoulderofmutton@hotmail.co.uk

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Find us by Train:

The nearest train station is Reading, and then a 10 minute taxi ride.

 

Nearest Bus Route:

800 Reading to High Wycombe, or

23 Reading to Caversham, then 8 minute walk along A4155 to the Playhatch roundabout and then turn left we are the first pub on the left.

Opening Hours

Kitchen Opening Hours

Monday
Open For
Private Functions (OFPF)

Tuesday
Day  12pm to 3pm

Evening OFPF


Wednesday
Day  12pm to 3pm

Evening OFPF


Thursday
Day  12pm to 3pm

Evening  6.00 – 10.30pm


Friday
Day  12pm to 3pm

Evening  6.00 – 11.00pm


Saturday
Day  12pm to 3pm

Evening  6.00 – 11.00pm


Sunday
Day  12pm to 3.30pm

Evening  Closed


Monday
Open For
Private Functions (OFPF)

Tuesday
Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening OFPF


Wednesday
Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening OFPF


Thursday
Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening 6.30 – 8.30pm


Friday
Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening 6.30 – 8.30pm


Saturday

Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening 6.30 – 8.30pm


Sunday
Day  12pm to 2pm

Evening Closed


 

Note about our opening hours– The hours listed above are for the general public. We happily open outside of these hours for private parties. For groups of less than 35 there is a small fee to cover costs. You can find out more on the Funeral Receptions and Private Dining pages.

After many years we have fine tuned our opening hours to what works best for us, as both a family and a public house. Alan is always present in the kitchen, overseeing every dish that is served, as you can imagine a full on task in itself.

We will always open for group bookings and look forward to hearing from you. The answer phone is always on and you’re welcome to leave us a message any time