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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
Good Pub.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was recommended this pub through friends and was arranging a meal for 20 people, so though we would give it a go. We visited on a Saturday evening for a set menu 3 course meal, and we had no complaints. lovely food, big portions, great staff and reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I attended The Winning Hand with a group of family members and friends for a event. We we're located at the top of the restaurant where we was seen too by a lovely member of staff named Jo. I would like to just praise her and give a special mention as she really did an outstanding job catering to everybody's... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very friendly service, lovely delicious food, the beef was superb as was the Belgian waffle. Very helpful staff looking after all 15 of us. Would definitely visit again if in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I am glad i went on a Tuesday when it was half price because the meal wasn't worth the higher prices they ask for on a normal day. The starters were beautiful really nicely presented and really tasty and i couldnt fault them, then i had the lamb for my main and it was lovely apart from the potatoes which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had Sunday lunch here with with brothers and sisters in laws. Excellent service from the time we arrived until we left. Large selection ion the menu. Food was excellent in taste and amount served. Staff attentive but not overly so. Excellent value also.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Let us say at the outset that the food here was superb, and at half price for starters, and for main course, on a Tuesday, excellent value! It's lucky, very lucky, though, that this establishment, had the custom of my wife and I as, upon arrival, having apologised for our casual attire (we had been on our way to LHR... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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  • 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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