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The Herd


In the heart of Pangbourne, a new exciting steak restaurant, The Herd offers its customers the ultimate experience of steak in a fun social setting with tasty cocktails and 60 crafts gins. The chefs cook on fire in the restaurant with ash wood to offer intense heat with minimal smoke, creating a little theatre for your restaurant experience. Their house herd is the Royal Windsor Red Sussex which produces a magnificent marbled beef, perfect for a tender steak. There are of course some other breeds, including Highland, Angus and Wagyu, which are some of the favourites.

Where is The Herd located?

The Herd, a unique dining den located in the lively village of Pangbourne on the banks of the River Thames, in the Elephant Hotel. Situated only minutes from the bustling city of Reading. A boutique hotel with a dash of opulence and many comforts. 

What cuisine is on offer at The Herd?

The Herd steak restaurant provides guests the ultimate steak experience with excellent results using only the finest freshest local ingredients sourced from independent local suppliers. The steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days and are cooked to perfection on an open fire.

What is the signature dish at The Herd?

The Herd are passionate about steak and have left no stone unturned. Thousands of steaks have been tasted and many farms have been visited throughout the world in order to create The Herd. Flavour and tenderness are of premier importance and everything they do is designed to provide you with the ultimate steak experience, second to none. This starts with the breed and feed and goes all the way to the cut and cook.


The Herd

I went here on a rare kid-free evening with my wife. We went straight from work, so early evening but even then there was a decent enough hubbub about the place We went there on the reputation of its steaks, and were not disappointed. Before you order a meat platter is presented to you, showin...

The Herd

We had a lovely meal at The Elephant, Pangbourne just before Christmas. There is parking at the site and nearby. I use a wheelchair and there is excellent wheelchair access to the restaurant. There is very attractive Indian decor and I liked the atmosphere of the place immediately. The menu is ve...

The Herd

We also ate in the Herd restaurant. Great concept of cooking the steaks in the old fire place in front of you. Great food theatre. Food was beautifully presented and the waiting staff were very knowledgable and pleasant. Restaurant was full and had a good atmosphere. Also went to the bar for a co...

The Herd

We have now been twice and are too worried to tell anyone else about it in case we can't get a table! The steaks were cooked to perfection - four of us had our steaks cooked to different levels and all arrived on the table at the same time and were perfectly cooked to each individuals taste. Staf...

The Herd

Had a wonderful time at the Elephant, I met one of the Chefs called Claudio from Romania. I was so impressed by the quality of food and service, I recommended this restaurant to my friends and family. Since then my daughters best friend celebrated her Grandmother's birthday there. Excellent! Than...

The Herd

Best steak ever cooked over wood BBQ, rosemary and garlic rub, very tender and tasty, not had one as good as this for a long time, was here a few months ago and still the best. Beer also exceptional and service fantastic, chef and waiters very keen and friendly.

The Herd

We have just returned home from what we can say was an excellent meal. The steak was cooked to perfection by a very friendly female chef. We had a really good waitress and considering it was only her third shift, she did a great job, we be back very soon!

The Herd

Amazing food, delicious steak and sauces. Cooked to perfection. Great service very attentive staff. Restaurant was very quiet but was Easter Monday evening !

The Herd

Very nice relaxed atmosphere and very good steaks, all had the Fillet which was cooked perfectly. Look forward to my next visit.

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Extra info

Closed Times: 11PM

Open Times: 6:30PM

Arrival information and directions

Church Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, PangbourneRG8 7AR, United Kingdom

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