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The Old Bell, Grazeley Green - pub details

Old Bell

Address: Goring Green, Grazeley, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1LS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4082) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Mortimer (2 miles), Theale (3.6 miles), Reading West (4.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.2/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Place has a bit of a reputation with the local boy racers club in the car park but on my visit on Wednesday was pleasantly surprised to find it very quiet. Good bar service and beers available included Brains - SA and Marston - Single Hop.
Beer_Spotter - 21 Mar 2012 00:13
Awful service awful food completely inedible leve well alone
Brainiac - 15 Mar 2012 21:34
Originally visited in June 2009 and staying again at a local hotel on Thursday/Friday last week were a bit hesitant at re-visiting after reading the recent reviews.
However, revisit we did on both Thursday lunchtime and Friday evening and weren't disappointed.
In fact, it appeared to be as I remember it and far from stark, cold and uninviting as per the previous comment. There was a log fire roaring away on both days and the staff were efficient and helpful.
The lunch deals were very good value and tasty (Chicken tikka skewers and a curry) and the evening meals were very tasty, served quickly and extremely good value. My bistro salad with chicken skewers was very filling (stilton, croutons, mixed leaves and a very tasty dressing) and my girlfriends chicken & chorizo with sweet potato mash was also very good.
I can't match this pub to the last three reviews unless the staff have completely changed and when we revisit the local De Vere hotel again we will certainly come back to this pub.

chunkypetersplat - 31 Dec 2011 23:02
went there yesterday after quite a break since the refurbishment and the previous landlord and landlady left, the place is stark, cold and uninviting. The sole "Duty Manager" was struggling to serve the customers waiting, he was polite when he eventually served us but no apology for the wait etc...we got served eventually and took a seat. There were used pieces of cutlery on the tables, the tables were dirty...then we waited and waited. The food arrived, the hunters chicken and the chicken in the mixed grill was like rubber and the hunters chicken looked as though it had been flash burnt and looked dreadful. The veal off the "specials" was overcooked and tough.
The waitress didnt really know what to do when we were asked if everything was ok. We couldn't take a replacement as we didn't have time but no offer of a reduction etc nor did the very young "Duty Manager" come to see us.
Very disappointing and we will not be going back again...the pub has been destroyed as a local country pub!!!
ATCMan - 13 Sep 2011 19:14
I have now eaten here a few times and keep hoping it will get better. I work near by. It doesnt went over for a late lunch as somewhere that serves food allday and found the kitchen to be closed between 3-6pm under new management so thought it may on improved.
I had a starter which came out as the wrong dish took 30 mins to bring out the replacment by then my husband had finished eating his. Great start. I then had the Piri chicken which came out before I finished my starter. The chicken was dry and I mean cant swallow dry. Explained this and got offered something else by this time my husband who had a steak which again was very bland and chewy had finished what he was going to eat of this. Not once did the staff ask if the food was ok or try and rectify this. So being �60 worst off not being offered a refund and had to stop on the way home and buy fish and chips. Avoid!
eatouttoomuch - 2 Apr 2011 15:55

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