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Travellers' Choice2023
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
About
Fresh seasonal and locally sourced produce ,cooked to order , great single origin coffee, cask ales, craft lagers & fantastic cocktails.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic food here the staff are excellent and friendly and the steak is top notch. Good beer and great atmosphere please come again

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice work do meal! As always, service was delightful, thank you! The starter was nice as was the main and i enjoyed the pudding too.. we will be back!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

High quality food, fair prices, cozy place, welcoming staff. Burger, chips, sides, beers, drinks, central location.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Would defiantly e recommend the mussels and the burgers. The chcolate panacotta was delicious too!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. The fish tacos were chefs kiss! Highly recommend. Really lovely vibe and great service! Will be back again!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lyndhurst never fails to impress. The food is so good and in particular I keep coming back for the incredible chicken burgers. I was a big fan of the katsu chicken burger, but the crispy gochujang chicken burger today was just wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning to visit Reading, we often go for an early evening meal. The pub offers a wide variety of dishes, from terrine on toast to steaks curries and lots of fish dishes. Recently I have turned down lots of delightful dinners in favour of plate...of gnocchi. Small globes of tasty pasta delight with a generously-filled interior (the latest was mixed mushrooms) and a creamy mushroom sauce, parmesan and rocket and other leaves, all with a glug of good olive oil. It won't make me thin, but it made me very happy!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have booked the work Christmas Dinner here two years in a row now and the food, service, and portion sizes have been fantastic each time. They've also allowed us to drop off our secret Santa gifts and other Christmas games in advance when needed.

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There , Thank you for taking the time to review the Lyndhurst. We are so pleased your group enjoyed your Xmas meals . Look forward to seeing you all soon . Thank you once again

Reviewed 24 January 2024

Best pub roast dinner i've ever had. Comparable to Christmas dinner, dare i tell that to granddad. Pub quiz was great fun, solid pint of Guinness. very reasonably priced (could definitely increase their prices if they wanted to. Looking forward to going againMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jay , Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the pub quiz . Craig really makes the quiz fun and its always a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks once again for your very kind words and we look...More

Reviewed 21 January 2024

The Sunday lunch was absolutely amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection. Staff was very attentive thank you 😊More

Date of visit: January 2024
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paula. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review . We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals . It’s always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback . Thanks once again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 18 January 2024

Outstanding food. Excellent portion sizes. Great prices. Superb service. Lovely and clean pub. Love this gem in Reading

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Vicki , We are so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of the pub . It’s always wonderful to receive such great feedback . Thank you once again for taking the time and would love to see you again soon

Reviewed 30 December 2023

Such a lovey atmosphere, staff so welcoming and friendly. Food was delicious - best burger, fish & chips we’d had in a long while. A gem of a place that also welcomed our Springer with open arms - highly recommend 😊More

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sam , Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lyndhurst. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meals . We love our little friends and look forward to welcoming you all back soon . Thanks once again for your very...More

Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

We visited the Lyndhurst for Christmas Day dinner and we were not disappointed. We had 3 courses: Scallops, champagne sauce with Caviar to start, Hereford beef fillet for main and chocolate textures with blood orange sorbet for dessert. Each course was so good. I was...very impressed. Service was great, staff all really cheery and helpful with a happy atmosphere. The Lyndhurst always has great food and they did it again on Christmas Day. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Anna , Thank you so much for such wonderful pictures and such an amazing review . We are so pleased you all had a good time . It’s always pleasing to hear such positive feedback as the team work really hard each day ....More

Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

I am happy to add to the shower of praise the Lyndhurst is currently receiving! I’ve known this pub for years having been through several operators so I am thrilled to see it doing so well. What makes it so special is the fact that...the food is absolutely superb, even on a busy Xmas Friday night it all came out perfectly and was delicious. We were three friends who ordered pretty much all the starters and shared them, every one was fantastic. I would highly recommend a visit, oh did I mention it is also great value for money? Bravo!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

The Sunday roast was terrific, service was great, and the price was right. Would go again and recommend to friends/family.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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S F, General Manager at The Lyndhurst, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tommy , Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Lyndhurst. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Sunday Roast . Thank you once again for recommending us and your very kind words . We look forward to welcoming you back...More

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So sorry I've only just seen this. I have seen families here with small children, and so my guess is that you'd be fine. Both recent times I went, were during the day. Another time I went on a Thursday night around 8ish... More
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Yes we do love our furry friends .we also provide them with treats and water
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There are 2hr parking slots avalible at the front and round the side of the pub on the various roads, normally there are spaces avalible
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lyndhurst

Yes, The Lyndhurst offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Lyndhurst is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Lyndhurst is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5