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Back Of Beyond-Reading

104-108 Kings Road, Reading RG1 EGB, England
+44 118 959 5906
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travelers talk about
“fish chips” (2 reviews)
“mash” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
104-108 Kings Road, Reading RG1 EGB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this pub many times for drinks, and I've always had a great experience - really good value for money and a nice atmosphere. I decided to have my first dinner experience here and unfortunately it wasn't so positive. I ordered one of...More

Thank Becky W
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Becky W My apologies for the poor service that you received on this occasion. The response that you got from us was sent by one of the management team here, so it was not automatic. There was recognition that we did not get things...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I popped into The Back of Beyond on the recommendation of my 16 year old son who regularly visits for breakfast after a session at Buzz Gym just next door. My initial impressions weren't great; the pub is really dingy and in desperate need of...More

Thank Bobby1301
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Bobby1301 Thank you for taking the time to write this review. My apologies that our standards slipped on that day and that you had such poor food. I have discussed your comments with my team and hope that this will not happen again. We...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Me and a small group of friends visited this Wetherspoons for dinner and a few drinks, and honestly I have never been treated as badly as I was by the Duty Manager, Sam. I began politely ordering my food at the bar, to which he...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention and apologies for your recent experiences. These issues have been looked into and corrective action taken to ensure that all our customers can enjoy our pub appropriately. It is feedback like this that we learn from...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Was in recently pleasantly surprised nice friendly atmosphere staff seemed on the ball there was none in our party and food came out fairly quickly and near enough together well impressed also loos on ground floor makes a nice change from having to traipse upstairs...More

Thank brian a
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Hi Brian, thanks for taking the time to review us. We are happy to hear that you and party all enjoyed your visit to BoB. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

It's a little bit of a walk from the town but worth every step. Friendly staff. I was in about 12 ish and food came quickly. Only down did is that it's a bit dark but everything else is fantastic. Definitely recommend to everyone.More

Thank Ella B
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2017

Hi Ella, we are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself. It's a little walk down the road from town but worth it. Yes I agree it is a little dark in places. Hopefully soon we will have this sorted Hope to see you soon very...More

Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend this establishment. Staff very polite and knowledgeable about products, service fast but still friendly and a very welcoming atmosphere

Thank wham500
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2017

Thanks Wham500 for your review. Its lovely to hear that you find us friendly and welcoming. I will pass this onto the team. See you soon.

Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I visited this wetherspoons every morning whilst staying in the area for Reading Festival, having visited before in precious years and really enjoying it. We are all between the ages of 19 and 23, and upon arrival were nothing but...More

Thank Courtney L
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Dear Courtney L I can only apologise if you were made to feel unwelcome by myself or any other members of the team - this was certainly not our intention. The matter of the whole group needing ID for alcohol is because in the past...More

Reviewed August 23, 2017

I purchased a jacket potato in this pub yesterday evening. It had clearly not been baked, just shoved in a microwave and was barely edible. The cheese that came with it was tasteless and was the smallest quantity I think I've ever been served. Don't...More

Thank David W
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited with 5 friends. No problem looking for and finding a table for 6. Good selection of food and all calorie counted so no excuse if looking to be healthy. Despite 6 individual orders at the bar, food was delivered so we all ate at...More

Thank Janet F
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Thank you for your review and we are happpy that you find us great value. We have won a platinum award for our toilets and know it's very important to have clean toilets. . We like our customers to be able to sit and relax...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017

I have always found the staff helpful and friendly. The food good and well presented and very much value for money. Because of the size of the venue you can usually find a table if not on very busy nights I understand you don't have...More

Thank MaryOuseley
Rachel L, Manager at Back Of Beyond-Reading, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you Mary, we are happy to hear you find us helpful and friendly. We have lots of deals everyday to chose from and try to give ours customers best value. Hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $17
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104-108 Kings Road, Reading RG1 EGB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 959 5906
Description
Large pub with beer garden at rear over looking the Kennet canal.
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