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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

33 London Road, Reading RG1 4PS, England
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Reading, Berkshire
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168 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to The Great Expectations for the 1st time and we live in Reading! I was pleasantly surprised, the bar/seating area was clean and they had the heating on so it felt warm & cosy. Drinks are average priced for Reading, we also ordered some food, wraps each, which was served after a short wait and... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second visit in the past 6 months. Guys serving behind the bar although dressed well and looking smart were slow and just didn't have that human interaction, no eye contact, nod or smile. In fact they may have been androids. Beer although brewed on the premises was nothing special, and that's what I thought last time to.... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 1 (twin room) on Saturday 23rd January 2016 with a friend after watching my daughter perform in a show. The room was warm, clean comfortable, spacious and nicely decorated. We had drinks in the bar until closing and were not disturbed at all throughout the night. We had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was spot on,... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a 2 night stay to visit family, room was big and bed comfortable. Breakfast nice however sausages a little on the charred side, but tasty. Did not drink in bar but it looked nice enough. Not a great deal of noise heard when i was going to bed.. however it was a late, late night. Only bugbear was the... More 

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Southampton
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came into the restaurant just for a quiet cup of tea and the chance to do some work on my laptop with their free Wi-Fi. They were very hospitable, offering brilliant service. A lovely interior--the tiles on the ceiling in the front lounge are stunning!

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review.we are very proud of our warm and friendly staff. Hope to see you again soon . More 

Kent, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

As a Charles Dicken's themed bar, this place is something of an anomaly, but it's still a very good place to have a drink. They now have a number of home brewed craft beers which were quite nice. The staff were reasonably friendly. Well worth trying.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I have stayed here many times over the years, but havent stayed for quite a while though. I stayed here in early December 2015 for 2 nights. The main criticism I have is the sub-standard House-keeping during my first shower I found 2 elastic womens hair things on the soap-dish from previous guest, I also found discarded shampoo bottles in... More 

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

We do apologise for your bathroom being missed by our staff. We hope you chose to stay with us again . More 

Woodley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Great food, poor service. After waiting 1 1/2hrs for our puds although we had booked in advance, poor wait but fortunately good company. Confused about our orders despite being told we are running late. Confusion all round with orders even though we had ordered in advance.

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Sorry to hear our service was slow.l believe we did apologies at the time of your booking . l am glad to hear you were happy with your food once you received it. More 

Cheshire
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you just need a room to sleep in and have a half decent shower the next morning then this fits the bill. The walls are a bit thin and I had to bang on the wall to stop the bloke snoring in the next room. Ah yes not forgetting the charm of chamber music (water noises when flushing the... More 

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Portsmouth
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great meal for 6, me and my sister, our parents and my grandparents! Had steak, burgers, chilli, whitebait and mushrooms and were all cooked to absolute perfection. Great service too :) reasonable prices

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review your meal and service with us.we hope to see you again soon. More 

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