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The Winning Hand

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Bath Road | Beenham, Reading RG7 5JB, England
0118 930 2472
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One last meal before it closes

I've eaten here fairly regularly with the same group of friends so was glad of the opportunity to have our Xmas meal here on what will be our last visit before it closes in the New Year. Food & service was good as always & my beef shin main course was lovely. It's a shame that the economics meant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
SpencerHorne
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've eaten here fairly regularly with the same group of friends so was glad of the opportunity to have our Xmas meal here on what will be our last visit before it closes in the New Year. Food & service was good as always & my beef shin main course was lovely. It's a shame that the economics meant that... More 

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Thank SpencerHorne
London
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Stopped at this pub whilst visiting the area. Four of us arrived at 1pm on a Sunday lunchtime. Although we had not made a reservation we were offered a table in the new extended restaurant. There were plenty of options available on the menu supported by a special 'daily menu'. The waiting staff were very efficient. The meals arrived promptly... More 

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Thank DiggoryLondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Only been to this place on a Tuesday as it's 50% off starters and main meal. Food is top notch here. Staff very friendly

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Thank Zoe L
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

After a day in London, a meal was just what we needed! We all had different dishes, I had soup; my husband had pasta; my daughter had risotto and her boyfriend had the pie of the day. All the food was delicious, my only complaint was that the food was delivered to our table, but we had to ask twice... More 

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Thank Pen G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were told that on Tuesdays the meals were half price, how could we refuse a chance to try the food. It was very good pub grub, with a very extensive menu and very generous portions. The service was very good, despite the restaurant being packed, as one would expect with such an offer. There was a very good choice... More 

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Thank Anthony A
Reading, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I haven't eaten here for some time so was paying my 1st visit since it was refurbished & to our party's surprise & delight Tuesday nights were 1/2 price on starters & mains. Food was good (cod & pancetta fishcake very nice) & staff were friendly & provided good service. Only slight downside is that sitting in the newly refurbished... More 

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2 Thank SpencerHorne
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Popped in for a meal after noticing the upgraded exterior and the "Restaurant Bar" signage, rather than going to a more regular haunt. The service we received was excellent and the food arrived in a comfortable time from ordering. Unfortunately it was all a bit mass-produced, not bad quality at all but just not very special. Certainly nothing to complain... More 

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Thank MESal2013
Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Visited the restaurant recently and was nice to see that someone had spent a lot of time, effort and money refurbishing the place to make it into the warm, welcoming environment. Up Market pub is not a description I would use though as not sure what warrants the "Up Market" label. The staff were all very friendly and attentive. As... More 

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Thank Jacqui S
Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Have eaten here several times over the years. Always been fairly good. Had the best scallops ever several years ago. Had a very good steak last time. Service and ambience always good. Don't like eating in the extension, so always ask for the main dining room. Will certainly return.

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Thank rdavidl_jackson
london
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely restaurant on the A4 between Theale and Aldermaston. It has a varied menu, the service is good. I had a 10oz gammon steak which was delicious.this is an up market pub well worth the money

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bath Road | Beenham, Reading RG7 5JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 0118 930 2472

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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