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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Expensive sorbet

Had the set lunch and it was ok but the uniformity of the fish did not make me think it was very fresh but frozen fish cooked. One of the party ate a la carte which was only ok. However 5.95 for an albeit lovely sorbet was exorbitant!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Misty52
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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had the set lunch and it was ok but the uniformity of the fish did not make me think it was very fresh but frozen fish cooked. One of the party ate a la carte which was only ok. However 5.95 for an albeit lovely sorbet was exorbitant!!

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Thatcham
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

looking at some of the review here not sure if maybe someone here went to another place? I agree with with some comments, plenty of space, the owner looks after the guest more then making money, we arrived and it was full but was told to await at the bar and shortly a table would have been free(saturday night no... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have been to this restaurant many times always polite staff and good food at reasonable price on Tuesdays there is a half price menu which is excellent value

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I dined here a few weeks ago with friends. We dined on a Tuesday night when you get half price on starters and mains, which is great value! I had the king prawns to start, however these were very disappointing as the prawns were so small there was hardly any meat on them. I have had the fish cakes for... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a last minute booking for a 50th birthday lunch party after the Greyhound in Tidmarsh canceled our booking 4 days before (their loss and our gain as we won't trusting them again!). The Winning Hand booked us in last minute and it turned out to be a great move. We have eaten their before as the Chef cooks... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My partner and I booked a table for valentines. Upon entering the venue it was quiet and spacious. We were greeted and asked for our reservation. Once checked off we were shown to our table, which was placed in the middle of a small spacious room. There were about 10 other parties present, mostly couples with one larger group. I... More 

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Reading
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Went there last night for a birthday meal, we had a table book for 17. I have to say that the service was excellent. We didn't have to wait for drinks or food, someone was always there to server us. I had the set menu which was great value for money, the pie was delicious. Everyone really enjoyed the food.... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

we used to go to the winning hand years ago when it was run by the two brothers. new staff and ownership, its ok but lost some of the fantastic food and wines the boys always gave. Sorry we compare the newbies with them - but we were so disapointed.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Met an old friend here today as it was half way between us. Have to say service was great - polite, helpful and accommodating. Food was very good. Opted for the Xmas menu. Recommend the stuffed field mushroom as starter. Roast turkey lunch well presented. Restaurant is much nicer on the inside than first impressions from the outside. Will be... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Call in on my way home most Friday evenings and enjoy a pint. The place is still quiet but I enjoy the friendly chit chat with the Staff and Manager. On my list of places to go and eat but the one downside is the lack of Vegetarian options available. Other than that Love the place to bits.

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

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