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The Pack Saddle

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Bar, British, Pub
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Chazey Heath | Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7UD, England
+44 118 946 3000
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Suffering from the excesses of a Saturday night we were hankering for a Sunday roast without wanting the effort of cooking it. A friend suggested the Pack Saddle and I was so glad they did. Food was great, good portion sizes and friendly staff. We stuffed ourselves with 3 courses and was happy with each. Would recommend to friends.

1 Thank Daniel D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for a Sunday roast and I went for the roast pork loin...and boy did they roast it....about 3 or 4 times.....and then possibly microwaved it just to make sure there was no moisture left - it was drier than the Sahara - inedible. At least the roast potatoes and Yorkshire were nice...phew. Customer service was also pretty weak... More 

1 Thank La_extranjera_hambre
Brimpton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Atmosphere was excellent and we were lucky to get a table with umbrella as weather was sunny and warm. Children were happy as they could play on the equipment in the playground

1 Thank Irene N
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636 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We wanted to go out for a nice Sunday lunch and decided to come here. There is a huge beer garden, ample parking and great location next to the A4074 just 5-10 minutes from Caversham. As a Sunday lunchtime we both chose Roast Beef and not only was it friendly and quick service it was a large serving and then... More 

1 Thank Stumpy12345
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A good meal for 3 adults and two kids - the menu was fine and the food enjoyable ! Plenty of room outside for the kids to play and enjoyable fish and chips ! Well looked after and a fair price !

1 Thank DavidWhalleyBurghead
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Late afternoon lunch. Arrived and had to seat near the bar as the only space available, elsewhere was taken by childrens parties indoor and outdoor. There is a childrens play area and in the summer time can be very busy and noisy with excited children playing. Took a while to get served with our drinks and even longer to order... More 

Thank Pauline P
Reading, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Visited without booking and the staff were very accommodating. The roasts ordered were delicious with massive Yorkshires washed down with some good cider.

1 Thank kab583
Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Having been recommended to visit, we did so. We were very disappointed. Staff/service was chaotic, no organisation. Waited long time for food. Over priced for what it is. Staff did not make us feel welcome. Food was OK, but nothing to write home about!

Thank Eileen2013
Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

After visiting about 6 weeks ago and being thoroughly impressed we thought that we would return for Sunday lunch. The kids love it here as the play area is very nice and keeps them happy, and as it's an enclosed garden we know that they are safe. The roast was okay (not sure we needed onions mixed in with the... More 

Thank Matt S
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Rang before deliberately to check availability and was told just turn up... so what you don't expect is to then be told that you cant actually order and could only order in 20 minutes (why??).... only then to watch other people walk in and have their orders taken - a very obvious way to annoy us. Gent next to our... More 

Thank peter b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chazey Heath | Mapledurham, Reading RG4 7UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 946 3000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?