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The Bull

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41 High Street | Theale, Reading RG7 5AH, England
+44 118 930 3478
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Reading, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking at the reviews, I must say we must have decided to have a team lunch on the wrong day. Yes, because the staff was nervously yelling at us to be quiet or she couldn't take orders. Very unprofessional. And if you are wondering if we were noisy, no we weren't. We were just chatting like someone would do in... More 

Thank SergioMcGreg
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

I was advised to try this place by another pub who weren't serving food. I think that says something about how good it is. The food was stunning, locally sourced and smoked on the premises ribs. Some of the best I've ever had. The Wadworth 6X was fabulous and the atmosphere was really warm. The bar staff were really welcoming... More 

Thank Sheatho
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Visited this pub on a Sunday because they offer the full menu not just a roast. There were 7 of us in the party and we arrived at midday as we hadn't booked and were unsure how busy it would be - it was full by 1pm so maybe worth booking if your going around this time. All of the... More 

Thank BerkshireBoozer
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we have visited the Bull at Theale and it is a nice pub with a friendly atmosphere. the food was very good and large portions and very reasonably priced. There is a car park but there is free parking on the street after 6 The staff are very friendly I think we will eat here... More 

Thank Steve P
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

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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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

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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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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: +44 118 930 3478

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