Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
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Wee Waif by Greene King Inns

Old Bath Road, Charvil, Wokingham RG10 9RJ England
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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3.6 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal hotel in Charvil does not have to be difficult. Welcome to The Wee Waif, a nice option for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a seating area, and a desk, and you can stay connected during your stay as The Wee Waif Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features newspaper and baggage storage. Plus, The Wee Waif Hotel offers a lounge, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Travellers looking to enjoy some fish and chips can head to The Lands End Pub. Otherwise, you may want to check out a pub such as The Lands End Pub.

The Wee Waif looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Charvil.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Robin S wrote a review Jul 2020
Reading, United Kingdom93 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Tried to book a table using the app at 1800 and was told nothing available so phoned and booked OK, got there and the app wouldn't accept a voucher code so had to order at the bar. It was confirmed the app didn't have proper functionality and that there were cut off times for booking. Clean, food was OK but took a while to arrive and it wasn't busy, got a bowl of low cal mayonnaise and sachets of pepper put on the table which was a bit random. I asked for salt, vinegar and ketchup and was told they didn't have many ketchup sachets left. I said I don't care I want some! what were they doing saving them in case someone else asked? As always, reasonable food, reasonable price, service a bit quicker than normal at the bar as fewer customers so it was odd the food took so long to arrive.
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Date of stay: July 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carly Salisbury, General Manager at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Hi, thank you for the review. We are continuing to improve the app and hope to make more vouchers accessible soon. Apologies for the wait on food, I will look into this and resolve. We have plenty of ketchup and hope you will try us again
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Vacation42796510316 wrote a review Sept 2023
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location and easy to get to. Plenty of parking. The staff are all friendly and helpful. The roos are kept very clean and well looked after. The only problem is the dated bathroom. Although there is plenty of hot water the shower is over a old large bath. Climbing in and out of the bath is not very easy especially if you have any mobility problem. There is a lack of hand rails so it is very difficult. I asked if there were any rooms with walk in showers or disabled rooms and was told all rooms have showers over a bath. If you able bodied this may not be a problem but older guests especially if they have mobility problems this is a big problem. The problems are a shame as this is an excellent hotel and the breakfast was very good with plenty of choice.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor room saves climbing stairs.
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 9 Sept 2023
Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day! We look forward to your next visit, take care!
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Bear_Claire86 wrote a review Nov 2021
Reading, United Kingdom116 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been to many greene king pubs and all offer good value food, and the wee waif is no different.
However where they do differ is with the service from the staff.
Theres always a friendly atmosphere and staff are always helpful and cheerful.
Special mention has to go to ANNE! To always go out of her way to speak to you and has stayed cheerful and friendly throught the tough times we have had.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 11 Nov 2021
Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team. We hope to see you soon!
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Godspeed F wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't rate them highly enough, stayed at the hotel, had dinner and drinks afterwards.

During these difficult times of Covid19 I was impressed with the measures taken by the Wee Waif and it's staff. Social distancing and sanitising made me feel safe and comfortable. Considering this is an affordable place, there were not short cuts and the staff were professional.

The app for ordering food and drinks worked great and there were no delays at all .

Great job guys.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Greene King, Owner at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 27 Jul 2020
g0dspeedf, thank you for your support and this wonderful review. We are glad that you felt safe and enjoyed your stay
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Catherine M wrote a review Oct 2020
Doncaster, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly team, great food hotel and pub spotless. Rooms comfortable big menu with great value meals. Hotel had some great deals and when you book direct you get 20% discount on food. Great value breakfast on offer continental, full cooked, and unlimited drinks all for £7.99, open to non everyone from 7:00am midweek
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 24 Oct 2020
Hi Catherine, Thank you for the five star review and great feedback! In these ever changing and sometimes difficult times it is very nice to receive great feedback that i can share with my team. Thanks again, i hope you have a great day and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Carly and the team
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Guinevere2018 wrote a review Sept 2021
Reading, United Kingdom63 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We often come here as a family or individually with friends.
The menu is clear and access to allergens (for me!!) is pleasingly detailed.
Staff are reliably friendly, polite and happy to chat if not busy. Always a lovely welcome, and great food and service.
Restaurant is clean, with quiet unobtrusive (but calming ) music - not too loud or too quiet.
Great menu.
And a big ‘shout out’ to the fabulous service from Michelle and Angie every time we visit and they are on duty.
Jamie is also friendly and helpful each time he is around when we visit.
The added bonus is the small tv for our young son :)

Thank you - we will be back very soon (as always!!)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 30 Sept 2021
Good Afternoon Guinevere, Thankyou so much for the wonderful review. I will make sure that i pass on your comments to the team as i know they will be delighted to hear these. We hope that you follow our page on Facebook as we are actually having a new menu coming next week which we hope will provide you with even more great tasting dished to try. I look forward to seeing you again soon Natasha Partridge Assistant Manager
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Michael D wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was filthy dirty. The mattress had urine and soiled stains all over it , the headboard was stained . The bathroom had hair and dirt in the plug hole, the toilet seat did not fit, there was mold all around the bath and bath accessories. When I asked for a hand towel as the room was set up with only one, even though we booked it as 2 persons staying , a very rude receptionist replied and as she almost threw me another towel " its the standard one hand towel" The manager and staff could not raise a smile and on leaving I understand why they do not ask you " if you have enjoyed your stay"
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Do not stay here is you want a clean room
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Response from Greene King, General Manager at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 27 Jun 2023
Dear Michael, Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us valuable feedback, unfortunately it seems like we have disappointed on this occasion. I have raised your points with the housekeeping team who work hard to keep our rooms to a high standard, we do appreciate the hotel is tired and hope to be able to invest in improvements in the near future. With regards to the friendliness of the staff as you can see from other guest reviews this is normally an area we score high in, so it is disappointing this was not reflected in your stay and I would like to apologise if you felt any member of our team was rude to you. Kind regards Natalie
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tbc5t wrote a review Jan 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom8 contributions9 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 1 night. The hotel room felt clean but the bed had a big crater in the middle where I could feel all the springs so it wasn’t really fit for purpose. Outside the room in the corridor had a smell like bin bags but inside the room it was much fresher. A new mattress is needed to make this an acceptable stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Firstly Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, it is always disappointing to read about a negative experience however it is on such reviews that we are able to identify issues and make sure they are not repeated for future guests. Our housekeeping team are continually being audited to make sure the high standards we pride ourselves upon are maintained so it is pleasing to hear you found the room clean. With regards to the mattress we see the bed as the heart of the room so there are no excuses for this being uncomfortable, while the team are tasked with inspecting these on a regular basis sometimes it is only brought to our attention when someone like yourself has actually slept on it. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the uncomfortable bed and also the smell you describe in the corridor, I will personally be addressing these issues immediately. If you feel you would like to discuss any aspect of your stay further please do call me on the Hotel number. Kind regards Natalie
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shirleyphillips2016 wrote a review Apr 2022
Reading, United Kingdom25 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always amazing. We come here every couple of weeks and I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal. The staff are always super friendly, the service is fab and speedy and you get a large portion of food for a very reasonable price. What is not to like.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Probably best to book but they have always fitted us in.
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Thank you for such a glowing review! ✨️ we are so pleased you enjoy your visits. We agree... what is there not to like? We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Natalie and the team
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spidra14 wrote a review Oct 2020
Reading, United Kingdom43 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice food and reasonable prices, quick service using the greene king app. Covid restrictions were observed and the tables were sanitised. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would recommend for families
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Greene King, Marketing at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Hi - thank you very much for the five star review and great feedback! In these tough times and different ways of working it is great to receive positive feedback that i can share with my team who i know will very much appreciated. I hope you have a great day and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Carly and the team
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jayne t asked a question Jul 2022
Reading, United Kingdom
Hi. Does the restaurant have air conditioning Thankyou
Reading, United Kingdom25 contributions3 helpful votes
We haven’t ever been there on a really hot day but I have never felt it was too warm in there. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
bellathedog2012 asked a question Aug 2016
Reading, United Kingdom
What is the Check in time please?
Answer from Mark2849
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
We checked in late but found the staff very friendly so I would recommend you phone and ask I would think that they should be able to accomodate you
SDB1970 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Exeter, United Kingdom164 contributions66 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else"
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Nick P wrote a tip Mar 2024
Newbury, United Kingdom26 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid Saturday evenings. Very few staff and limited parking."
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Vacation42796510316 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor room saves climbing stairs."
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MissMe wrote a tip Aug 2023
Reading, United Kingdom22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Peak times the car park can be full "
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Michael D wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here is you want a clean room "
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PRICE RANGE
£50 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireWokinghamCharvil
NUMBER OF ROOMS
84
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Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (3.7 miles), Escape Reading (4.6 miles), and Knockout Escape Rooms (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wee Waif by Greene King Inns?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wee Waif by Greene King Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and Coconut Bar & Kitchen.
Is Wee Waif by Greene King Inns located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Charvil.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Reading IDR (4.7 miles), Greyfriars Church (3.9 miles), and Surley Row Conservation Area (3.4 miles).
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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