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The George and Dragon at Swallowfield

££ - £££, British,
Church Road, Swallowfield, Wokingham RG7 1TJ, England
+44 118 988 4432
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“trout” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Church Road, Swallowfield, Wokingham RG7 1TJ, England
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

24th September 2017. Lunch for me (Dad) and my starving student daughter!! My daughter goes to Reading University; this is very well situated about 5 miles away - not too far, but far enough to get into some lovely countryside - and to see a...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for the first fine for lunch. Very impressed - big menu and a good range of classic pub food and higher end options. Food was all good, good sized portions and will presented. We had salt and pepper squid (crispy, much better than...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We had a Saturday lunch and enjoyed the good atmosphere and the beer. Seating is comfortable in the restaurant area and the service was efficient. We ate garlic bread (tasty) and meals including a thin steak (lean), leg of lamb (tender but a little bland)...More

Thank JohnT1954
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We have just spent a very enjoyable Sunday lunch here. This is the first time that we have had lunch here although we do visit regularly with out two Pugs. The food was exceptional, the service great and real value for money. We always get...More

Thank DavidinReading
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Been coming here for a few years but on last visit staff attitude and service was simply awful - food was and to be fair is usually excellent ( although i dont believe the menu has materially changed in years and could really do with...More

3  Thank PAC6750
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Always recommend to ring and book as the G&D is always popular, and busy. Another pleasant meal, cannot fault it. Warm and friendly.

Thank Caz B
Reviewed 15 December 2017

The food here is great and it is a lovely warm and cosy pub BUT beware if you are visiting with someone in a wheelchair. I took a group of friends for lunch recently and one of the friends is in a wheelchair. I had...More

Thank Jacqueline041
CharlotteatGandD, General Manager at The George and Dragon at Swallowfield, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this essential feedback. Firstly, I’m so glad you enjoyed our food and friendly atmosphere, but my apologies that your friend found the experience so difficult in her wheelchair. You are right that...More

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Phoned in advance to say in a party of eight,two were vegan,they said it was fine and we would be catered for.On arrival we once again quietly reminded the waitress that we were vegan and we were once again assured there wouldn’t be a problem.Everybody...More

Thank ge0rgej767
CharlotteatGandD, Manager at The George and Dragon at Swallowfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear George, Thank you for your review - your headline is accurate, in that our Sunday roast is not easily recreated for a vegan diner. I believe your lunch was a few months ago, as I was working that day and I remember coming to...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Great atmosphere, nice food and always good service. Our local since we moved here a couple of years ago.

Thank Joost S
CharlotteatGandD, Manager at The George and Dragon at Swallowfield, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Hi Joost, We love happy customers, so your review makes us very happy too! Thank you for your feedback, and see you very soon - the new winter A La Carte menu arrives in the next week or so, and it's looking fantastic... #justsayin'! Charlotte

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful traditional English village pub. We both had the roast beef and a glass of white wine. The beef was excellent as were the vegetables. The pub is beautifully kept on the inside and perhaps the outside doesn’t do it justice. The...More

Thank Neilgp0001
CharlotteatGandD, Manager at The George and Dragon at Swallowfield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hi there Neil, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We think our Sunday roasts are pretty fantastic too, so we are delighted that you both had such a great experience at the George and Dragon! Hope you'll come...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$63
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Swallowfield, Wokingham RG7 1TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Wokingham  >  Swallowfield
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 4432
  • E-mail
A traditional country pub serving fine food, wines, draught ales and lager. An informal setting in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, easily accessible from Reading, M4 and London. A great place to celebrate, meet clients, enjoy a Sunday roast or just catch up with friends over a few pints.
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