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The Reformation

££ - £££, British,
The Reformation Horsepond Road | Gallowstree Common, Reading RG4 9BP, England
+44 118 972 3126
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast beef” (22 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Reformation Horsepond Road | Gallowstree Common, Reading RG4 9BP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The last time we visited (under the old Management) we were impressed so we thought we'd come back for another Sunday lunch. This time, however, we had a completely different experience! We started to worry when we saw that there were no cars in the...More

1  Thank TheWTeam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place lacked atmosphere and although the table had been booked previously there were no tables set anywhere. The menu was uninspiring and the food was very poor. Presentation was dull and the overall the quality of the food was poor. In particular the tagliatelle...More

2  Thank Keith A
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Visited new owners recently. Early days for the new Tennant's, but pub lacked a bit if atmosphere. Hope they find their feet and a chef as a lot of competition in the area.good luck.

Thank J39MTS
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Always willing to give new business a chance, but not fair for people booking based on fabulous food and service of previous owners. The pub remains a gorgeous place to visit on a sunny day with delightful outside play area to keep children etc occupied....More

2  Thank Shona S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the reformation today under new management, we had the roast and both of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Great staff and lovely food,would defiantly recommend !!!

Thank alannahgeorge
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Friendly pub, good honest pub food, great quality, well prepared. Nothing pretentious. The gammon I had was delicious and the salad crisp and tasty.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Great welcome from new land lady very bubbly and up for a chat and lovely family too, it’s just a shame that the food lets them down at such an early stage, the menu is very basic and with such competition from near by pubs...More

1  Thank Georgia S
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Been in to eat a few times and not a complaint in site! Food and drink always amazing! Currently being handed over to new owners but the old owners Sam and Rich smashed it! Couldn't think of a nicer or better couple to run it!...More

Thank harrybJ4240KT
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This lovely traditional Chiltern pub is a great place for all as it caters for everyone with plenty of space for families with children and cosy bars/conservatory for friends and couples to meet and relax. The food is well presented and most importantly DELICIOUS!! The...More

Thank DizzyDebs2013
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Thank you Sam and Rich for a wonderful Sunday lunch, as always. Roast beef for hubby and exquisite lamb for me. Simply the best! Wonderful vibe and lovely to see such a range of ages enjoying themselves, thank you.

Thank Suederbyshire960
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Reformation Horsepond Road | Gallowstree Common, Reading RG4 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 972 3126
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We are a typical cottage style pub serving classic pub food alongside modern britsh food. Set in beautiful oxfordshire countryside, We offer a warm welcome to all our customers and welcome well behaved dogs on leads and children in our fully enclosed garden.
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