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The Reformation

) #6 of 488 Restaurants in Reading ££ - £££ , British,
The Reformation Horsepond Road | Gallowstree Common, Reading RG4 9BP, England
+44 118 972 3126
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (39 reviews)
“roast beef” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Reformation Horsepond Road | Gallowstree Common, Reading RG4 9BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Great food (if a little pricey) and great play area for kids. I will certainly be going back.

Thank Johnathan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcome received today from Rich & Sam when we visited the Ref for Sunday lunch. I had the amazing Roast Beef served with cauliflower cheese to die for, my daughter would highly recommend the ribs where the meat melted away from the bone. Service...More

Thank Mrs Julia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here, I highly recommend the scallops to start. Very good service and nice modern feel with traditional quirks.

Thank Rory M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No traditional pub meals on menu except steak or burgers so I chose the ref burger which was very greasy. Every couple of minutes staff kept coming out to see if we'd finished which makes you feel like they want you to hurry up. Dessert...More

4  Thank Kerry H
twiglet1986, Owner at The Reformation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I am sorry you didnt enjoy your recent visit to us, but you dont say what day you came. it is a shame you didnt notice the Brakspear battered cod on the Wiltshire cured ham, double fried duck eggs on the menu as i...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order taken promptly, drinks arrived quickly as did food. Fish finger sandwich OK...fish and chips (child's portion and adults) the batter was very hard and had separated from the fish (quality of fish good) but fluid seeped from the fish making chips soggy. 5 out...More

1  Thank exhotelier1942
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been meaning to come here for dinner for a while but ended up stopping over for a light lunch on our way back from Henley. We got king prawns for starters, they were cooked to perfection. The sandwich was also very good, it...More

Thank mhurley_01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Roast very good, other food ok and find it expensive for what it is. Starters average and expensive too.

2  Thank Gerry2968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well where to start...Amazing does not come close, it's been along time since I have asked for my steak to be medium rare and receive either well done or too rare, Richard the head chef got it spot on 1st time, the service was out...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Just a very short review but I feel that's all that is necessary, amazing food and fantastic friendly staff. We had the roast duck Thai red curry which was by far the best curry I have had, even those from a decent Indian or Thai...More

1  Thank TomandLina
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go out for dinner as neither of us could decide what to cook, We ended up in the Reformation, what a fantastic choice. We received a warm welcome and we treated to Exceptional food. Cooked to perfection and presented...More

Thank Derren F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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