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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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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Great breakfast

We stayed at travelodge which had no breakfast so came her for just that. The front door had been smashed so appeared to be rough. But once inside, it was a really nice place. Service was affected by machinery being moved in kitchen but the breakfast was hearty and great value for money. I will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Edward_L_Welshboy
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed at travelodge which had no breakfast so came her for just that. The front door had been smashed so appeared to be rough. But once inside, it was a really nice place. Service was affected by machinery being moved in kitchen but the breakfast was hearty and great value for money. I will return.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband I go regularly. Nice food and a good price. We enjoy the atmosphere and the quirky interior. Over the years the food has remained the same good standard. We always take visiting friends their as well.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited on weekday evening. Although it serves a few pub type meals, it's primarily a carvery. Choice of gammon, turkey or beef (or a selection of 2 or even 3) freshly carved. Then help yourself to a vast choice of vegetables, gravies and sauces. Cost..£4.29, and you can go back and help yourself to more vegetables! At this price, it's... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Booked a table for 7pm for 14 including children 2 with special needs explained we would all arrive individually or in groups, still waiting at bar which was noisey, fowl mouthed football supporters, and exceedingly drunk loud locals? Still waiting for the table @ 8pm. Excuse given 2 new members of staff still in training. ... OBVIOUSLY STAFF HERE HAVE... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We eat here regularly before going to watch Reading FC football matches. It's near enough to walk to the ground and far enough to walk off the roast dinner. It's a carvery style restaurant with help yourself veg. For about £15 we can have 2 roast dinners and bottle of red. The staff are helpful, the beer is very well... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Christmas dinner at this restaurant was fantastic. We enjoyed the food and the cost was brilliant. Soup starter was full of flavour. Main course was also full of flavour. Thank you to all the staff involved in making this a very enjoyable meal. The chef was very happy and chatty when serving the main course. We enjoyed the whole experience.... More 

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Our regular venue for Reading V Watford matches Get in early as it will be full by 1.30. 20 min walk from ground. Decent carvery. Very friendly staff.

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Groombridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Friendly hospitable pub. Good carvery,with selection of four roasts on offer today plus you could chose home made pie or half a roast chicken all very well cooked. Well worth a visit if you like good British food at a price that anyone could afford.I wish we lived nearer so that I could try them again

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This has become like our local, and I look forward to eating here! The staff are all so very polite! A place wit very great atmosphere, a great vibe and very reasonably prices food for the choice you have. Go on a Sunday and will be a little bit more in price, but that makes up for the weekday prices!!... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Five of us visited today including a one year old. The carvery was excellent with plenty of options and the price was good. The baby had his own plate which was free. No waiting and attentive friendly staff made this an enjoyable experience.

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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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