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The Abbot Cook

) #94 of 494 Restaurants in Reading $$ - $$$ , British,
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
+44 118 935 4095
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
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Reviewed February 6, 2016

Went with a friend. Both had burgers which were ok. Chips were good, and the side order of onion rings I also ordered were excellent. It was Thursday night, and very busy. Also noisy! We started sitting at a table by the window but had...More

Thank March1963
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Really great food - a step up from normal pub grub, good selection of beers, and a whole range of board games behind the bar. Great atmosphere and really helpful staff.

Thank Bullanie
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Used to visit this pub a lot, this visit reminded us why we stopped going. Food very expensive especially as the roast beef only has 1 slice!!!! Otherwise food good but would have only paid £10 for it. The puddings were all off apart from...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Went for Sunday roast... it was a shame that the food was so poor as the atmosphere was pleasant. Between the table we had all the meat selections on offer for roast- beef, chicken and pork, the only one that got a half decent report...More

Thank Kat H
Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We used to really rate this pub and I have previously commented about the quality of the food. Not sure what has happened, but when we went on a Saturday recently the only food being served was brunch (we had our hopes on having the...More

Thank Retro_Robyn
Abbotcook, General Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hi Retro_Robyn, thank you for tkaing the time to review your recent visit with us. In terms of your feedback we have taken on board your comments and are certainly looking to address the product quality issues you've identified with the veggie sausages, hopefully on...More

Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Overpriced microwave food pub owned by Mitchell and Butler, a national pub chain, pretending to be independent. Customer service is poor at best and unable to help with genuine issues. Best avoided.More

Thank Frequenttraveler2505
Abbotcook, General Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2015

Hi Frequenttraveler2505, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor, Twitter as well as our internal guest feedback. As I requested via Twitter at the time of your comments I would've liked to discuss your experience in a lot more detail...More

Reviewed September 24, 2015

Good for brews, burgers and chips. Menu not expansive but have some new items for a twist. Staff helpful and friendly. Go before 6pm on a week day and only spend £10 for two courses. Otherwise a wee bit expensive for pub food and drink....More

Thank Vawn K
Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We heard about this pub from a friend that brings her dogs in with her. We came in at 3 to find a Jazz band playing. We sat an ordered our Sunday Roast. We sat on table 16 with a perfect view of the band....More

Thank LindsayHooper88
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to the Abbott for a while now. Its the first time I've come on a sunday. The place was beautiful and the roast chicken was awesome. The staff were very helpful and busy. I thought the table service was a great touch....More

Thank OakfordAlec
Reviewed August 23, 2015

First time here for me and it was a good experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good and quickly served. I was surprised that it wasn't busier on a Sunday. Good range of beer and quirky atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $19
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 935 4095
  • E-mail
A Reading pub with a relaxing vibe. Regulars say The Abbot Cook has 'the best beer garden in Reading', but that's not entirely true; it has two. With a line-up of entertainment as eclectic as its top-drawer drinks list, there's also plenty going on inside this Cemetery Junction pub. Don't get us wrong, though: we're more 'gently buzzing' than rowdy and raucous. Our eclectic interior lends itself to a relaxed chilled out drink after work as well as a dining experience to celebrate those special occasions.
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