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The Bull

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41 The High Street, Theale RG7 5AH, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Nice friendly pub

Lovely clean traditional pub, went for lunch, expected to wait long time for food as it was so busy but it arrived really quickly. Good and staff very attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Rochester, United Kingdom
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Burghfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend of ours had mentioned having a particularly good meal here so we thought we would give it a try for sunday lunch a few weeks ago. first of all we were shocked how busy the pub was with people eating. We had soup for starter which was lovely and were very impressed with the size of our roasts,... More 

Thank Sharon J
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chose this venue as it was easily accessible for 16 family members travelling from different parts of Reading and some from Wales and London and Cambridge. We had a reserved table at the back of the pub and the area was ideal as we were not affecting other customers with our chatter and laughter. The staff were very friendly and... More 

Thank Joyce L
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Lovely clean traditional pub, went for lunch, expected to wait long time for food as it was so busy but it arrived really quickly. Good and staff very attentive.

1 Thank hcwcd
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Traveling down south recently I decided a service station was just not going to cut it. I came off the motorway and headed to the nearest village and stumbled upon Theale. What a beautiful place. The Bull looked very inviting so I gave it a try. It was like Christmas had come early. I was greeted by a warm friendly... More 

Thank 127Lue
Reading, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

After reading the reviews we thought that we would have a good meal...were we wrong. The starter of prawn cocktail was served on a small plate and the lettuce kept falling on to the table For main course I had turkey which was very tasty but my partner had a beef dish,two slices of brisket which was TOUGH. Both were... More 

Thank 431Canberra
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a great party in the Function Room upstairs and Staff go above and beyond to assist. Anne, the Manager deserves special praise and is more than helpful.

1 Thank Marilyn G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very pleasant and attentive staff, really good food - especially the starters! Always well-served drinks, and really nice atmosphere. Great place to come, especially since the refurb :-D

Thank Sam K
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Called here for dinner whilst on our way to visit family - all the staff were very friendly & the service was spot on. The atmosphere was very calm & the staff were very attentive. The decor was lovely, clean & fresh. My partner is a picky eater & the food came exactly how he asked for it. I had... More 

Thank Deanna2509
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Refurbishment has pleasant atmosphere and ambience. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Good food but on last visit service was slow due to refurb and new boiler being installed

Thank Mavis K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this pub by accident mid afternoon and we are really glad we did. The food was excellent and really good value. I had the duck special and my vegetarian husband was well catered for. The menu is varied . The pub is lovely and clean. The staff were attentive and the service was great. We... More 

Thank Rose J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 The High Street, Theale RG7 5AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Theale
  • Phone Number: 01189303478

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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