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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good value - shame they don't have real whole turkeys any longer

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
K H
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Reading
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
168 reviews 168 reviews
65 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
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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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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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