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The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse

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$$ - $$$American, ,
30 S 4th St, Reading, PA 19602-1047
+1 610-685-8511
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  • Very good45%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“scotch egg” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (11 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (8 reviews)
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
30 S 4th St, Reading, PA 19602-1047
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

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.

Thank Paul K
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.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Their menu is limited and that's a good thing. Too many selections usually means that the food is not fresh. What is on the menu is enough to satisfy most diners from casual bites to hearty English pub food. I've never had a bad dish...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Love the atmosphere, especially in the Fall and Winter with the fireplace lit. Nice and cozy with delicious comfort food and desserts. Also, very friendly service!

Thank Marcomaven
Reviewed April 11, 2017

My husband (a Brit), my sister and I stopped in for an early supper during the week of April 2nd. The menu looked appetizing and when the food came, fish and chips, seafood macaroni and cheese, and shepherd's pie, it was a wee bit disappointing....More

Thank Wabbit011
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We came here the day after St Pattys Day and pretty much had the whole bar to ourself. Bartender, Audrey is awesome!! She had us hooked on the delicious Moscow Mule drink!!! This place is amazing! A diamond in the rough! A must stop if...More

Thank bird103
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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