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The Palmer Tavern

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128 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1JL, England
+44 118 935 1009
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible61%
2 Aug 2017
“be prepared to spend an extra £60 on the parking fine”
17 Feb 2018
“Parking scam alert”
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128 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1JL, England
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Absolute con. They offer car parking then send a parking charge notice demanding £60 with threats to raise it to £100 if not paid in 14 days. I will never use this place again and would strongly recommend others avoid. It ruined an otherwise pleasant...More

1  Thank joco1000
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers,...More

Reviewed 9 February 2018

I'll start with the food, It was awful but sometimes you have a bad meal I get that, However when I complained no discount or even apology was offered which I think is terrible. On a final note I received a parking fine through the...More

1  Thank Cbaars11
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, I am very surprised and disappointed to hear about your food experience. It is very unusual to hear such a complaint, especially in respect of the lack of response from our staff. I can only apologise for this and it is most certainly not...More

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The owners of this pub are allowing a cowboy private parking firm to issue £60 fines to anyone who doesn’t register their number plate behind the bar. Would be just lovely if they made it clear that was necessary in the first place! Patronise a...More

3  Thank RobBarbour82
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers,...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Met my mate for a quick drink. In there for 40 minutes and got a £60 parking fine. They give you an opportunity to register your number plate but I didn't notice the inadequate signage. How many pubs run this system? None that I know...More

3  Thank Matthew W
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers,...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in for an evening drink and the landlady neglected to say that the reason there's a tablet at the bar is to register your license plate, otherwise you will be fined for parking! Good thing I asked when getting drinks. She had an absolutely...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers,...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

Make sure you register on arrival or you get hit with a £60 fine for parking. Green King and their lessors should be ashamed of the system used. A great way to lose custom!!More

1  Thank SVfromUK
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was collecting my partner as she was having a drink with group of friends in the pub at the end of August. I'm currently being intimidated by the parking company that operates this car park. I only received a fine sent to my parents...More

4  Thank diarmuidcoffey
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Currently being scammed by the parking operator this pub has leased the land too, which is now escalating to harassment! The pub itself has refused to provide any assistance!More

4  Thank Screemaaaaa
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Thoroughly hacked off and disappointed to find that I received a PARKING TICKET of £60 after a brief visit to this pub the other evening. Unlike any other pub carpark in existence it seems, this one is privately run. Apparently you are meant to let...More

3  Thank mrsdeeBerkshire
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hi, We do understand that it must have been frustrating receiving a ticket from Smart Parking relating to the car park. The car park is a pay and display car park managed by Smart Parking who allow us to offer free parking to our customers...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We went mid-day midweek so it was almost empty. Our drinks were brought to our table without asking - the service was excellent.

Thank 74Awaruku
Robyn S, Manager at The Palmer Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi, Thank you for a good review! We are please that you enjoyed your visit to us. The Palmer Tavern

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1JL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 935 1009
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Description
Welcome to the beautifully refurbished Palmer Tavern in Reading, a charming pub with real character and a warm welcome for locals and visitors alike. Offering an extensive selection of rare premium spirits - including gins, whiskies, rums and vodkas - quality real & cask ales, craft beers, lagers and fine wines. Live music and sports, beer garden, great burgers and hot dogs! Please Note: The Car park is pay and display but free for our customers - just ensure you register you vehicle on the tablet at the bar!
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