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World Turned Upside Down

Bar, British, Pub
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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763 ‎
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place with great tasting food, which is excellent value for money!!! Staff welcoming and friendly. Bottomless cup of fresh coffee is also great after a meal. Spent ages chatting with my mate after dinner - comfortable, nice atmosphere, staff attentive but do not pester you!!!

Thank A W E N
Reading, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find a table no waiting, food excellent and service, made most welcome and really enjoyed our meal.

Thank colinwhitwell
Sarstedt, Germany
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93 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good pub with a large selection of drinks. Staff are very helpful and friendly. A good pub menu for good food at reasonable prices. All you can eat breakfast buffet.

Thank frank3357
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved to eat here food so tasty job to decide which to have carvery, or fish n chips or pies and all at fantsstic prices and all food is still piping hot when you get back to your table . Staff all happy and welcoming ..

Thank shadygirlie
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I really enjoyed my experience at this restaurant. Also the waitress, Lisa, was excellent at making sure we were happy with all of our meals.

Thank ellierosewheeler
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Just visited the World turned upside down for a last minute Father's day dinner, we rung up to see if they had a table for 6 and the guy reserved the table for us straight away :) we got there 20 minutes later and had a fantastic meal, the staff serving the food we're very friendly and the bar staff... More 

Thank Jo-Ann C
United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Hi, I am a regular visitor to this restaurant as the staff and food are all good. Yesterday morning decided with friends to have breakfast there. I was given a plate which had to be returned as it was dirty, had dried egg on it. The next one also had dried beans, several others under was also dirty with dried... More 

Thank JoyUnitedKingdom
Newport, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Nothing posh or special but good for quick meals. Carvery also looked good. Friendly staff but decor and carpets seen better days.

Thank JP070766
Reading, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If we're returning from shopping in or around Reading of a weekday evening this is our go to place for a quick, cheap and filling evening meal. Glamourous the surroundings aren't and the quality of the veg can on occasions be variable but our visit today was just fine. Plenty of meat and the vegs reasonably fresh and hot, more... More 

Thank Henry T
Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Have visited WTUD on several occasions, staff always efficient and pleasant. Food plentiful and hot, constantly topped up vegetables. Meat carved thicker than many carveries. Breakfast also highly recommended. Great value

Thank Graham W
Joe C, General Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank You So Much For Your Review - We Are Very Glad You Enjoyed Your Visit To Our Carvery And We Hope To See You Again. Many Thanks....Joe & Team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $7
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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 ‎
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?