Lunch at The French Horn in Sonning

February 10, 2022

12.30pm for 1pm on Saturday 5th (SOLD OUT) or Thursday 10th February 2022

Members £102 / Guests £112

Dress: Smart Casual with Chaîne regalia

Full details can be downloaded HERE.

The booking form for Saturday can be downloaded from HERE, and the booking form for Thursday can be downloaded from HERE.

The French Horn has been providing hospitality for two hundred years. Originally a coaching inn the hotel has been in the Emmanuel family since 1972 with a focus on providing quality food and excellent service. It has a reputation as one of the finest restaurants in Reading with comfortable rooms.

The French Horn sits next to the bridge in the busy little village of Sonning on Thames. The hotel is on the banks of the river providing a stunning backdrop to the restaurant for our Lunch. Michael Emmanuel has worked with us to provide a great menu for our lunch.

Michael has worked with us on this occasion so that we can offer two sittings: the Saturday and the Thursday. This is because seating capacity has been reduced to 22 from 40.


  Selection of canapés 

  Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rose NV


  Traditional smoked salmon

  Chablis Domaine Long Depaquit 2019


  Pan fried Fresh Foie Gras


  A Marc de Bourgogne sorbet


  Spit-roasted duck

  Fleurie La Madone 2018


  Crème Brule

  Sauternes Chateau Les Mingets 2018.


  Coffee with homemade sweets and biscuits

Address: The French Horn, Sonning on Thames, South Oxfordshire, RG4 6TN Website:

Tel: 0118 969 2204



The Hotel has its own car park directly opposite the entrance at The French Horn Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, RG4 6TN.

Sat Nav: RG4 6TN

From London and the East: Take the M4 and exit at Junction 8/9. Take A404 and exit at 9b. Take the A4 towards Reading. After approximately 8 miles, take B478 (Charvil Lane). Drive through the village and cross over the river. The French Horn is on your right and the car park is on your left.

From the South West and West Take the M4, then exit at Junction 10, A329 (M). Continue on to the A329M towards Reading. After 2 miles, take the A4 towards Maidenhead. Follow the A4 across two roundabouts. Turn left onto the B4446, Sonning Lane. Turn left onto the High Street. Turn left onto Thames Street (B478). Cross over the river, The French Horn is on the right and the car park is on the left.

From the Midlands and North. Take the M40, exiting at Junction 4, taking the A404. Join the A4, then follow this for approximately 7 miles, leaving at the B478 (Charvil Lane). At the mini roundabout, bear right onto Thames Street. Drive through the village and cross over the river. The French Horn is on your right the our car park is on your left.

Train: There are regular services to Reading from London Paddington, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as other major railway stations across the UK. Please see for further details. There are two Taxi ranks at Reading station one on town side, one on Caversham side either will do and it is c£10 journey. Reading is 4 miles from Sonning on Thames.


Please book direct with the French Horn. Mention the Chaine event. The telephone number is 0118 969 2204

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