The Pot Kiln has been regarded as one of Britain's best country pub restaurants since it was taken over by Mike
and Katie Robinson in 2005. The pub is very much the real deal, being not only a haven for serious eaters, but also
a watering hole for those who love the peace and tranquillity of a proper old English country pub serving real ales,
with no pretensions. Just run your mouse over the photo above to savour the view from our front door!
Mike Robinson has been fascinated by game and wild food since childhood, and brings his expertise as Britain's
foremost game cook to the pub's menus. Venison in its many guises is a speciality, and Mike manages the wild
Fallow, Muntjac and Roe deer on 20,000 acres of land in the surrounding North Wessex Downs Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its ancient Saxon deer parks and open chalk downland. All the deer ends
up on the menu, guaranteeing quality and freshness. The Pot Kiln garden supplies most of the salad and
vegetables in the Summer months and is picked daily by the chefs - you can't get fresher than that!
We have recently been joined by Richard Robb as Head Chef. Richard was formerly at The Purefoy Arms in
Hampshire which also featured in the Top 50 gastropub list (see below). Richard shares Mike's enthusiasm for
using seasonal game and wild food in innovative and beautfiully cooked dishes.
As well as the 'à la carte' menu, hearty bar food is also available throughout the year in the cosy bar and the large
garden which is bliss on a sunny day looking out over the fields and woodlands beyond. On Sunday evenings,
during the summer we serve our renowned wood oven fired pizzas in the garden - an attraction for children and
The award-winning real ale is all made by the redoubtable Dave Maggs of the West Berkshire Brewery, and is
brewed just up the road from the pub!
Throughout this website most
pictures can be enlarged by
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over them - try hovering over the
distant view of the pub to give you
some idea of why the PK is so
The Pot Kiln is closed all day Tuesday
Mon to Sat: 12-2pm and 7-9pm
Sun: 12-2.30pm & 6-8pm
Mon to Sat: 12-2.30pm & 6.30-8.30pm
Mon to Fri: 12-2.30pm & 6-11pm
THE POT KILN