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The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse

$$ - $$$,
30 S 4th St, Reading, PA 19602-1047
+1 610-685-8511
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“shepherds pie” (8 reviews)
“apple crisp” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
30 S 4th St, Reading, PA 19602-1047
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant near our hotel on a Thursday at 5 pm. We stumbled upon this place and are glad we did. The place itself is very charming. The food excellent. Service was great. When we were there, there were very few...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kcandg123
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We only stayed for a drink at the bar. Wish we could have stayed longer. The woman at the bar was very nice and informative about local events and sites. We enjoyed the pumpkin scotch ale, real fire, half-timbered walls and candle lit tables. As...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AcademicCompanion
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

dined at the business. comfort souther food accompained by excellent drinks. cozy cottage atmosphere including fireplace. everything was refined and the service was awesome in a sparkless place. 5 stars

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank joseph c
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Went to the premise for a couple of drinks and we got comfort food. I did not have the opportunity to rate the dishes , however, the frinls were nice.a little priced like NY city prices in the depth of PA. This is not a...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank gladiator428
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Cool bar in a historic log cabin. It was packed we managed to get the last high table in the bar area. The tap beer selection is good. We had the salmon bites and fried brussel sprouts for apps both good. Also live music Friday...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank chetndeb
Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Speckled Hen is in one of the oldest buildings in Reading so it has all kinds of history and tons of charm. While there is plenty of seating, I recommend that you call ahead for a reservation on weekends.....we went there on a Friday...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank SHayes3
Reviewed February 25, 2018

We didn't have a reservation, got in early with out trouble, and were seated next to one of the fire places, which we enjoyed. The food was uniformly excellent. My wife had the Brussel Sprouts and Shepherd's Pie, which were both tasty. I had the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank PAman
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The menu selection is small but amazing! The bar was fully stocked and the specialty drink, Apple cider sangria was the best ever! We found this place by accident and now we can't wait to go back. We sat in a small room with a...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank kimberly13066
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Very good food. My wife had probably the best fish and chips ever (and we just came back from Maine)! Very lightly breaded fresh cod and great fries. I had shepherds pie that was very tasty. Nice atmosphere with friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Lasalamandre
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Always a friendly place to eat and enjoy a meal in a nice atmosphere. Good food with a wide variety of selections.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Gregory L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 S 4th St, Reading, PA 19602-1047
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-685-8511
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