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“Berkshire experiences!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Taste of England

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The Taste of England
Ranked #30 of 46 Restaurants in Thatcham
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Essex. UK
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Berkshire experiences!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Tried the food first time tonight! The standard was of a typical transport cafe with the addition of a bar!

The gammon steak was a typical supermarket offering. There was no flair in either the cooking or the presentation! It was cooked to just the point where if it went further it would be cardboard!

The bar prices were higher than I would expect but fitting for the area!

Not the place to take someone if you wanted to impress!

In general it is a family pub and can only be described as a pub doing bar meals!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank BrianFrisby
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12 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
newbury
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“stand in landlord tast of england thatcham”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

i visit the tast of england when on leave from the army obviously not all
that often but allways find it a very friendly pub good food well cooked,
landlord and landlady on holiday did not know the acting landlord
but he managed the pub brilliantly the landlord and landlady must
be very relaxed on their holiday knowing its in such good hands

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank tinkerNewbury
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Newbury
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What is all the fuss about?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

A very disappointed visit to this establishment. The restaurant advertises food sold from 7pm until 9pm and we arrived at 7.30pm to be told the kitchen was closed. Listening to some of the people who were drinking this seemed to be the normal practice. We decided to try again on 3 separate occasions and the same thing each time. The restaurant? (more like a pub) was not very busy with 2 people playing crib in one corner and using some very strange and strong language. a few people playing darts. Not a very welcoming place (unless you were a local).

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Andrew C
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London
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place, 'interesting' building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

Good honest pub grub at decent prices. Landlord very welcoming and a nice ale on tap. Building is a converted farm outbuilding which feels a bit like a community hall so slightly surreal atmosphere, but food and welcome makes up for this.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank shamrock_uk99
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1 review
“Friendly,family,pub much missed in this current climate.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

There is not many pubs these days I would like to call my local but this one hits the mark. If you remember when a pub was a place to relax and enjoy a good meal without being rushed,hassled or ripped off this's is the place to visit. In a nice quiet out of town location I should keep this one to myself but I feel I have to share it with you......hope to see you there!.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nemo2me
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