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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Of This Style For Miles!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There was more dirty cutlery to choose from than clean ones. Within 2 minutes of sitting down a miserable waitress came over, only to wait for 60 seconds, while my boyfriend read the one menu that was provided for the both of us and then muttered miserably that she would 'come back in a little while.' (Which she never did.)... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Always busy, we usually visit for a lazy weekday evening, decent priced beers and other drinks, food is cheap and decent quality, pretty much always hot, recommend it for a quick meal and a drink.

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I left you last week in a state of suspense – will I ever do another roast review? Next weekend I am in London so unlikely to be able to produce a review, and this weekend gone I was in the beautiful city of Hull – City of Culture 2017. I assume the cultured among you will be visiting? But... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

5 Minutes off M4 Reading South is this amazing Crown carvery. Don't go to the service station on the motorway, go along and enjoy a great carvery (Pork, Gammon or Turkey), loads of fresh vegetables and the Chef was really helpful, polite and encoraged the children to eat well! just down the road from the Holiday Inn. Other options were... More 

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Ipswich Suffolk UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten at other restaurants in this chain which are always excellent value. Ate here last night when it was quite busy but we need not have worried - the service was efficient and friendly with no big queues. A small problem with my wine was pleasantly and quickly resolved and we were agreeably surprised at how relaxed we... More 

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Salisbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

No dislikes, carvery very popular but staff had no hesitation in offering alternative menu to enjoy anywhere in the restaurant or comfy window seat in the bar. Excellent service, attentive staff. Well done.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a difficult review... I was staying in the Travelodge next door so had no choice really. I am not a fan of carveries. The food wasn't bad for such a low price. I was tempted to give 4 but that would give an impression of something that the pub is not. But if you want a cheap carvery... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Arrived here prior to watching Bradford play Reading and the place was crowded. Very disappointing. We doubted we would get a drink let alone the longed for carvery - we were starving after the 5 hour drive. We wandered through to the carvery bit and the crowds confirmed we'd no chance of eating here THEN along came the lovely helpful,... More 

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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
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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