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Great Expectations, Reading - pub details

Great Expectations
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Address: 33 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3885) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading (0.5 miles), Reading West (1.1 miles), Earley (2.5 miles)

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Excellent pint from the local brewery, well worth a visit.
hollybush33 - 28 Jan 2017 14:19
I used to live nearby so was intrigued to try this place out - I'm also something of a Dickens fan. It's Ok - beers were in good condition and some of the nooks and crannies are enjoyable - but it's a bit themey.
BoehmBawerk - 20 Feb 2013 09:16
Impressive building with a large multi-room bar. The staff seemed surprised to see us at shortly after 11am in the morning, but were open for business, despite still mopping the floors. The place soon started to fill up. TVs were a bit of a distraction, but otherwise this was a pleasant, if a little dark, drinking environment with sofas providing a touch of comfort. 3 ales were on - Andwell Sovereign, White Horse Wayland Smithy and Butcombe Bitter. Not a bad start to our day in Reading.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Nov 2012 19:58
Mid to lower end of the market as fender100 notes, yet prices do not correspond accordingly. Overpriced, even by Reading standards. Nevertheless, my pint was in good condition. Food is mediocre, won't be having again. Staff skip the queue in favour of regulars. That's fine, just don't expect to gain new regulars that way.
dynamiteninja - 7 Aug 2011 11:26
And the award for the worst pub food tasted in the last 10 years goes to....drum roll....Great Expectations! Utterly awful. Ordered a steak baguette. Think supermarket thin sliced beef, placed on a grill until it can been torn like card and then place in a nuked baguette. First time I have sent food back before even touching it in over 10 years.
Pub_Pilgrim - 5 Apr 2011 13:15

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