“ A Vintage Inn Pub. Forest Road, Binfield, Nr. Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 5SB. Tel: +44 (0)1344 304 446. „
I am not even sure that I should be recommending The Bullfinch, but it would be selfish not to. This pub / restaurant, located on the Binfield Road, between Wokingham and Binfield, is well worth a visit. Why is it notable? The staff are generally young and friendly – one gets the impression they enjoy being there and are interviewed and selected as opposed to just being taken on to earn extra money. You cannot however book a table, this has its drawbacks and benefits, however everyone has the same chance but equally can be disappointed or have to wait; personally we have always managed to get a table without delay. This is not a restaurant for a flashy night out, expect a mix of people most of whom seem to eat, chat and then leave. In summer months there is a sizable garden to the rear and a few tables and chairs outside at the front. Don’t be put off by lots of cars in the car park, it is quite large inside and in my experience rarely very busy. Smokers and non-smokers are in separate areas, although not separate rooms. Food on all occasions we have visited has been very good, delivered promptly and with a smile. Service generally is good, without being intrusive. Having found a table you order alongside the bar, then take your wooden spoon away and await your food. Two courses cost around £10, with a good selection of main courses at around £6.50. Vegetarians are also catered for with reasonable choice of both starters and main courses.