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£2 - £7
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 26 December 2022

Visited on Christmas eve to watch a local band. Great atmosphere, regulars friendly and the two ladies behind the bar were awesome 👌 It was a very busy evening and they had the service nailed.....they are a credit to this lovely pub👏 The cheeky chihuahua...is adorable tooMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022

Popped in here a couple of weeks back. A bit of a collection of regulars popped in and out while I and my other half had a couple of drinks. I think the team opened the kitchens a bit early so we could have some...scampi and chips! Nice place, there was a little dog wandering about which I think belonged to one of the staff, and a couple with a dog in the beer garden. We will be visiting again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 November 2021

Friendly staff, reasonable prices. Live music every Friday, Karaoke every Sunday and quiet enough during the day to come and work with a change of scenery. Have been a regular customer here for years and always received a warm welcome. Venue not currently doing food...but I understand that they're planning to bring back food in the new year.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 17 November 2021

So much for the reviews under this. Heard that bands are playing here so decided to come along. Expected your usual locals local on a back street, quiet, a bit tired, but cheap beer.and food so worth a look for that and a bit of...music. What we got was over priced, even by Reading standards, beer, a distinct lack of choice of booze, no food bar crisps, an unwanted high off others openly smoking weed, oh and a bar brawl. Two bar brawls in fact. We joined others in walking out. If I want fights, drugs and a feeling of being robbed for a pint of cheap lager, I'll go into town, at least you know what you're walking into and can prepare for it. Expected an old man's pub where the worst we would get was looks of mistrust as students. Not glasses being lobbed at people and harassment from drunks in the early evening. What a dump!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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David R, Owner at The Roebuck, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2021

Hello, I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with your visit, there is a few things id like to address with you. We are currently working on a new food menu, since covid we have been short staffed and failed to find someone to...More

Reviewed 27 August 2019

It’s a traditional pub, food sourced locally and very tasty I might add, warm and friendly staff, very clean, fabulous entertainment on the night we were there, also has a great beer garden to boot, thank you to the staff you made our night special,...polite couldn’t do enough, we will definitely be returning when I come back to Reading. What a gem of a place. The owner should be proud.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Nice relaxing pub, perfect for a quiet drink with friends Really good food and drink selection at very good prices

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Having a quiet drink in a family and dog friendly proper pub - - - - - nice Food looks good but eating ourselves

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended, the service was fast friendly and polite, food was amazing, hands down the best roast. Will definitely be back, such a welcoming atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Been on a couple of occasions for work do, the food has been outstanding, landlord very helpful and lovely. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Came here to watch football, really friendly staff and a great atmosphere - I’ve eaten here before and really enjoyed the food! Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Proper community pub, friendly atmosphere, great staff and a nice clientele. Its a little like home from home. If you have ever watched the TV programme cheers, the Roebuck is the traditional English version of it.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

This pub is just a great little place. Friendly staff, TV for sport, pool table, jukebox, a few board games. Definitely my kind of pub, beer garden. Also they have some events on every now and again so worth having a look what’s on. Also...Eric the chihuahua is a lovely addition.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had a lovely meal ere with a girlfriend. Very friendly welcoming pub. Food plentiful, cooked lovely.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Local pub serving simple good value food, a corresponding wine list plus a choice of beers. Garden for the summer all run by a friendly team, watch out for the guard dog.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The person who wrote 'Unreliable' was more accurate than most reviews. They advertise meals up to 9.00 p.m. but we went about 8.30 and the kitchen was closed, we were told by a very sour-faced barmaid, no "sorry" about it. She said if it's slack,...they close the kitchen at 8.00 p.m. Several times before we have been and the kitchen's been closed, even on days they've said they're open. We've given up trying now and only go there for a drink occasionally. Another reviewer says "by the river"...? I don't know where they were, but the Roebuck's nowhere near a river - they must be talking about some other pub. It's a nice little pub for a drink, but it could be so much better, especially if they stuck to the eating hours they advertise!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Karaoke is 1st and 3rd Sunday every month
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Food is served 12.30 til 6 on a Sunday and is Sunday roast
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The Roebuck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5