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The Bull

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41 High Street | Theale, Reading RG7 5AH, England
01189 303478
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have not eaten here yet but went to view the place as an option for a family reunion. I can not thank the duty manager Anne (or caroline sorry I forgot the name) She was extremely helpful . She even recommended bigger venues near by in case our numbers exceeded the fire regs. She recommended hotels and parking going... More 

Thank jwoolger
England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what happened to my original review, looks like the ether got it. Our team lunch had colleagues from the four corners, with a variety of tastes, we arrived just before 12 they were not open yet, someone was cleaning the tables outside, it was a nice day so we waited, on entering we were served drinks, then placed... More 

Thank Vince D
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Stopped for food just expecting some average pub food but was pleasantly surprised at the quality. The Nachos and dips were the best I have ever had in any place. All was home made, lovely, can't wait to have it again. The fish and chips was delicious and the Vegetarian lasagna very tasty. Nice outside space, several areas inside to... More 

Thank Schnuckiputz
Reading, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a light lunch with my Mum. Mum did not fancy anything from the menu. Staff were very helpful and we're happy to accommodate her request. Good tasty , reasonably priced lunch. Would recommend.

Thank bluemissile
Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Just popped in for a quick bite after spending the day in Berkshire, travelled up from Epsom. Warm greeting, friendly pleasant host, food was served quickly, hot and plenty of it. Very reasonably priced. If in the area again, we would certainly re-visit. Thanks to the host.

Thank tattooedbob
Bristol, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a convenient 'half way house' for meeting family who live at opposite ends of the M4. The staff were friendly and welcoming as were some of the local people in the pub. The meals were nicely presented and reasonable value. We hadn't booked but on a Monday lunchtime this was not a problem. We were just a little... More 

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Mark G, Manager at The Bull, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to us. We apologise for the ladies toilet being our of service on that day. They were having a much needed refurbishment and we had no choice but to close them. There was a sign on the gents that this was currently the ladies toilet and for gentlemen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The service was quick friendly and helpful. We all had a great evening singing and dancing to live band! Pub was easy to find, very clean and tidy.

Thank Amanda L
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Excellent service, friendly polite staff made us feel very welcome. Food was delicious with variations to your normal menu. Will definitely eat here again

Thank MonicaL161
Portishead, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

This pub/restaurant is well placed on the High Street in Theale just off the M5 so we decided to meet some friends there for Sunday lunch. We had a friendly welcome and the staff were nice however the service was slow and the food although well-priced was average.

Thank Sharon324
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Popped in as delayed on motorway. Although a locals pub we couldn't have felt more welcome. Good specials board. Imaginative and reasonably priced. Recommended.

Thank CarolineD733

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 High Street | Theale, Reading RG7 5AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189 303478

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