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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763 ‎
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and...
We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and Service provided by our Very Experienced Team. We are located on the outskirts of Reading and we boast a Large Car Park popular with Coaches of Away fans visiting The Reading FC Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Fc Football and London Irish Rugby. We are the closest Pub to the Stadium and is only a 20 walk. We cater for all Coach Tours whether you are on a day out and just passing through, visiting Reading or indeed as mentioned..A Coach Full Of Football Fans. Please Call Us for Further Information.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    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
....and why not?

I have now visted this pub/carvery several times - the staff are exceedingly friendly and the food is "like mom used to make" - it is your roast sunday dinner. Being a standard carvery it is meats plus a decnet selection of vegetable, gravies, sauces etc They do have a menu of other dishes but why... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
normansfletcher
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derbyshire
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have now visted this pub/carvery several times - the staff are exceedingly friendly and the food is "like mom used to make" - it is your roast sunday dinner. Being a standard carvery it is meats plus a decnet selection of vegetable, gravies, sauces etc They do have a menu of other dishes but why would you? Lots and... More 

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Thank normansfletcher
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful staff, great tasting food for dinner and breakfast and a nice price to pay. Will definitely come again.

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Thank BrokenToaster
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this for breakfast as we were staying at the Travelodge on the same site. Yes breakfast is all you can eat for £3.99, on a self service system. The food is kept hot under lights so can dry out a bit, but for the price you can't expect waiter server. This is a cooked breakfast only English style. The... More 

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Thank MickTw
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its our local carvery so is very easy to get to the food is always good and staff always helpful nice atmosphere

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Thank deldopson
Reading, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I came here for a Saturday morning £3.99 breakfast. You do have to pay a bit more for unlimited coffee or tea. It is pretty much what we expected. Pay your money and help yourself. The food is under lamps and gets a bit dry but all in all it was pretty decent. The restaurant was pretty... More 

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Thank quietman70
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We eat here regularly when watching Reading FC. We can get two carvery meals and a bottle of wine for the price of two drinks in the hotel at the Madjeski Stadium. The food is cheap, self-service carvery and the desserts are well priced if you have enough room. Three joints to choose from and help yourself veg. The quality... More 

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Thank Basingstoker
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch with some friends, the bar service was very good. We got seated and went for the carvery lunch, the food selection was very good and the food was good. The waitress service on the other hand was appalling and the worst service we have ever experienced. They didn't come to our table once unless we managed... More 

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Thank Pekin B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Even though both place are owned by same company the food here is loads better than toby cavery by far

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Thank hollygoat
Nice, France
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Been here lots of times, No real complaints except for the wine stock. Its not consistent, used to do Blossom Hill Red, then stopped, then did another wine and that stopped. Now we have another. Not Good. Why cant you go back to blossom Hill red we get everywhere else.

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Thank MARTIN S
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We have used this place quite a few times now as fairly local.If you want an average meal for your money then this is the place.Always popular with the locals and always busy.

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Thank Rod B

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 7
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and Service provided by our Very Experienced Team. We are located on the outskirts of Reading and we boast a Large Car Park popular with Coaches of Away fans visiting The Reading FC Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Fc Football and London Irish Rugby. We are the closest Pub to the Stadium and is only a 20 walk. We cater for all Coach Tours whether you are on a day out and just passing through, visiting Reading or indeed as mentioned..A Coach Full Of Football Fans. Please Call Us for Further Information.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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