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World Turned Upside Down

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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763 ‎
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Busy pub, good food

Busy pub but a very good carvery at a great price. Choice of three meats, Gammon, Turkey and Beef all cooked really well. Reasonable choice of veg and the usual roasties finished off with great gravy and a choice of condiments. Plenty of lagers to choose from but a bit short of beer on draught.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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South Wales
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South Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Busy pub but a very good carvery at a great price. Choice of three meats, Gammon, Turkey and Beef all cooked really well. Reasonable choice of veg and the usual roasties finished off with great gravy and a choice of condiments. Plenty of lagers to choose from but a bit short of beer on draught.

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Rochdale England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Food either overdone or underdone (cauliflower). I have had a few Crown Carverys and there do vary. I won't be going back to this one but it did seem popular. Bacon and sausages used which were left over from Breakfast.

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Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The price of the food was very good but the standard was poor. The nachos should have come with sour cream rather than mayonnaise. Didn't risk the cheap breakfast.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We walked over to the pub for an early dinner after our whole day meeting nearby. Food including the carvery was really good and in abundance. Cost less than £8 per person which included dessert.

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Reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Not bad - generally good value for money and always plenty to eat. Can be dried out depending when you arrive. Good pub...

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My wife and I and two friends ate Sunday lunch at this pub today while we were visiting them.The pub looked nothing from the outside ,however the staff were very welcoming and the carvery lunch was extremely good value at less than £7.50 a head.A choice of four meats was on offer with unlimited veg.Exceptional value.Our server Lisa was attentive... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Took the kids here as a treat for breakfast on mothers day. They loved it. Shame they don't do free refill drinks though like Toby carvery. With 4 kids it did mean they only got 1 drink each. Food was nice, service was fast, good price.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This is not the place I would have chosen - but out of necessity went there for a meal. It was cheap and actually very good for the price. It was better than other establishments that charge more. The staff were friendly the toilets were clean and overall I felt that the place was really trying to offer their clients... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

After a very disappointing experience at the similar Toby Carvery a scant 5 minutes away at Lower Earley, we decided to brave this one by a different company for Breakfast. Service was excellent and we were served our coffee's on a tray with ample milk- no measly UHT pots here. The staff were friendly and attentive. We made our way... More 

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Drove some 15 miles to have an enjoyable meal unfortunately being disabled have the need to use disabled parking space immediately outside the public entrance; a total lack of thought or consideration for disabled people as both disabled spaces taken up with wedding cars NOT displaying disabled badges, one assumes as long as the money comes in then people are... More 

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Additional Information about World Turned Upside Down

Address: 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
Phone Number: +44 118 987 1763 ‎
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 987 1763 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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