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The Rowbarge

Station Road, Reading RG7 5SH, England
01189 712213
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Ranked #67 of 489 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $28
Cuisines: British, Pub
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A lovely spot on the canal with superb views. The food was very well presented with very large portions but that detracted from the expensive beers and wine on offer. If I had been a tourist, I would have felt short changed for the price I had paid. Having said that, the staff were courteous and again, the surroundings are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I loved this pub. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I was greeted with a lovely smile and very helpful advice on choosing a glass of red wine from the bar man. He also suggested that we might like to sit at a table near the fire which we gladly did. The food was excellent and very good value.... More

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Hampshire
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have been to this pub many many times. The pub is very attractive and inviting and in an excellent position on the canal. We've sat in the garden on a nice sunny day, round the wood burner on a cold winters one and had a sandwich in the bar on a wet Saturday. Each visit trying their good selection... More

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been a couple of times this year and the staff and cooking are improving each time. This time a new menu promised rabbit, guinea fowl and spicey cod amongst other regular dishes. We enjoyed the latter two dishes, both good but the star was the Cod which was well-spiced and came on a root vegetable, mussel and saffron... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had heard reasonable reports of this pub/restaurant, so booked for three for Sunday Lunch. The main meal was very disappointing. Between us we had roast pork, which was chunks, rather slices of leg and not very tender; roast beef which was very rare and tough, although it tasted OK and chicken, which seemed all right. The vegetable were mixed... More

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

we have been here a few times over the years and have never been disappointed with the service or the food. Last night was a busy Friday ,and were quickly served at the bar and shown to our table ,the service very friendly and efficient considering how busy it was . Our food arrived quickly and I have to say... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent meal for two, reasonable price, good coffee after. Companions lamb was reportedly very good and service prompt yet discrete. Forgot to pick up the vouchers as we paid, won't forget next time!!

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

have been a few times now ,the meals are excellent the service outstanding and very friendly a real must for all

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Visited at the weekend as a group of 7 family members with 3 different generations. Everyone found something on the menu they liked and there were clean plates all round.The guinea fowl was very much enjoyed as was the tender rabbit. The service is always good and nothing is a problem. In all the times we have visited we have... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Ate here in the evening of 27 October. We were a party of 12. The food was very good, reasonably priced and the service pretty slick considering we were quite a large party. The only negative was that they didn't have a table big enough to sit us all together, which they did tell me when I booked and said... More

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Additional Information about The Rowbarge

Address: Station Road, Reading RG7 5SH, England
Phone Number: 01189 712213
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Average Prices: USD 11 - 28
Cuisine: British, Pub

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