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The Rowbarge

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Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
+44 118 971 2213
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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was fantastic, we went on a Friday evening, the pub was heaving on the bar side but it didn't affect the restaurant just created a really good atmosphere of chatty happy people. The restaurant was also busy, and credit where it's due, the food despite running a busy kitchen was spot on... so many pubs struggle to cater at... More 

Thank Ksmithh01
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the cheapest for Pub food but very good and we felt - worth the price. Mind you our bill was not helped by the fab selection of gins which we indulged in..... Starters - had a sharing platter with cheese & pickles / pate etc and followed by sharing platter of cote de boeuf! Very rustic - cooked exactly... More 

Thank LindasScotland
Dudley, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasant setting for a meal. We visited and enjoyed some generous portions of good quality food. Our meals were well cooked and presented. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We have eaten outside on a previous occasion and the setting beside the canal, with its swing bridge, is beautiful.

Thank Reynard999
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best meal We've had for a long time here. My wife was two weeks overdue and hadn't has steak for 9 months and we order the Cote De Boeuf and it was OUT.....STANDING. Most expensive thing on the menu but was just amazing. Perfectly cooked meat on the bone, salad was delicious and chips perfectly crispy. Even... More 

Thank Richard R
Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an evening meal with friends on a very rainy evening last week. We were traveling on our boat so the pub was ideally situated being next to the canal. The staff and service were very attentive and good from the booking of the table ( I was given a menu when I booked a few hours previously) to... More 

Thank Persephone26
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal great food ,good service and huge gin selection .the only downside was the awful car park worse than the soome please do something at those prices could do better

Thank Magpie1965
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and myself had Sunday roast chicken, the food was lovely but nowhere near enough of it. The menu is quite expensive so we both expected more for our money. We then ordered desert, I had the Elton mess and my friend had the chocolate torte, again the portions was very small. The bar itself was very busy, unless... More 

Thank Theresadawn
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went this evening for a meal with a friend. The food was very tasty, was a shame there was no fresh specials however. The atmosphere was really nice and the setting is fab, always has been. I had the passionfruit tart with mango sorbet for dessert and would highly recommend, was delicious. Just one little thing was we had issues... More 

Thank AlwaysExploring182
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been meaning to try a walk on the Kennet & Avon for about 25 years. Somewhere to take a friend prompted it this time and we stumbled across this pub at a suitable time to grab some lunch. Staff were very friendly and helpful (providing one meal with extra gravy as requested). Interesting presentation of a fish pie but very... More 

Thank PipeTheStill
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

fabulous service and food - despite them being incredibly busy. we had a table booked for 2 and arrived on one of the nicest Sundays of the year so far - to find the pub absolutely packed - inside and outside. we could have sat out but decided because of the queue for people ordering at the bar we would... More 

Thank Helen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 971 2213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?