Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9QU

Tel: 0118 947 3908

About us

Refurbished in October 2007 the Shoulder of Mutton offers customers the choice of either relaxing in a traditional, cosy country pub or admiring the garden from within the chic, contemporary new-look conservatory. The open fireplace makes the bar inviting, whilst the spaciousness of the conservatory makes it ideal for private functions. (Also see facilities page)

In 2008 the Shoulder of Mutton were named as one of only two runners up in the national Red Tractor 'Best British Pub Award'. They were the only pub to be recognised in the 2007 Pride of Reading Restaurant Awards and were Highly Commended Finalists. In May 2005 they joined the Mutton Renaissance Club to become a pub specialising in Mutton dishes. In 2007 the Shoulder was featured on BBC1's 'The One Show', making a mutton pie for their article.


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  • great food, nice atmosphere

    19/06/2014 by

    lovely pint, great service, nice little suntrap garden, would go again

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  • Great Food

    06/03/2012 by

    Have been a couple of times now and the food has always been great. You have to try the mutton at least once, it is well worth it...delicious. I would advise to get there early if you can as I know those who have got there towards the end of service and been disappointed that their favourite dishes are not available. All in all, great food, good beers and a lovely feel to the place, would highly recommend.

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