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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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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

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Thank Magpie1965
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

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Thank Theresadawn
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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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 

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Thank Helen W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of the evening sun and called in for a bite to eat, a lot of people eating even though early and plenty of tables reserved. This place is more than geared up to provide the service that it does and on this repeat visit, delivered. Service is pleasant and there are plenty of people around so you are... More 

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Thank Andy M
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at the Rowbarge and it was not bad but not great either. Took a few moments to be seen but no big problem. Ordered wine, and then food being the lamb shoulder and a burger. The lamb was not right and smelled and had to return to the kitchen which was replaced without fuss and the kitchen agreed... More 

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Thank glennhillier
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as it had been recommended to us and when you walk in the door you are greeted with a smile and a hello you feel like the staff know you. We looked at the menu and then went and grabbed a table our side. They have 6 ales on. We ordered off the menu the food came... More 

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Thank Best_things1952
Braintree, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a long weekend canal barge holiday with friends and our first stop was the Rowbarge. We hadn't booked and there were 6 of us. We only got in due to a cancellation. We all had different meals and they were all lovely. Would love to return here. Desserts were to die for! Lovely pub in a lovely... More 

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Thank Debbie S
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to regularly eat at the Rowbarge, however this was our first visit for a while - we certainty won't be returning any time soon. The worst selection of vegetarian "options" I have seen for many years. Having one veggie main meal on the menu cannot be considered an option and shamefully doesn't provide vegetarian diners a choice. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?