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“Stank of stale sick”
Review of The Monk's Retreat

The Monk's Retreat
Ranked #458 of 654 Restaurants in Reading
Cuisines: American, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner
Description: This pub was one of the first Wetherspoon establishments to open outside of London and celebrated trading for 20 years in May 2014. Open from 7am daily for breakfast & coffee with a front garden area to make the most of the British weather. We have been awarded the maximum five stars in the Food Hygiene Rating scheme and welcome all to try our range of food available from pub classics, American style foods, pastas & salads and more. We take great pride in our selection of beers and ales. We are Cask Marque accredited and there are many guest ales to choose from as well as our house ales. We are also happy to introduce our new craft beer, Devil's Backbone IPA, from America along with Hogstar lager, Windsor & Eton Pilsner and Hazy Hog cider.
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Dropped in here for a quick bite and a pint with my nephew. It's the worst Wetherspoons I've been in and is clearly in need of a thorough clean/refurbishment. Fortunately near the rar it didn't smell so bad so stayed and ate. The food was good and so was the beer. Would not go back there again unless it is updated.

Thank RossMT
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

The facility is very run down. The carpet had to be changed years ago and the tables and chairs are sticky with old beer spills. Food is average at best. Beer selection is poor. Staff is not really friendly. There are plenty of alternatives walking distance from here to have dinner or drink a beer. Avoid this place!

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Thank MPCK_NC
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is one of three 'Spoons pubs in Reading town centre and the first to arrive a many years ago. What you will get from this venue is what you will get from any 'Spoons Pub acroos the UK. a large vanue, cheap beer, high turnover, loud venue and okay food. Don't expect anything else and you will not be dissapointed.

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Thank Mk1736
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

A 14oz Aberdeen Angus steak,perfectly cooked,served within ten minutes and washed down with a very good pint of Lodders real ale,all for £9.09 on their 'steak club' Tuesday.Consistant quality and remarkable value for money.Shows up other similar establishments nearby.

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1  Thank mncrbest
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I've been there for a couple times with a group of friends, very nice place, nice food as well, always loved it.

Untill the unfortunate day when I had to take my 2 year old daughter, so she is allowed to be there only if the entire group has a meal? Why is this?
But we accepted it.
But they only accept the orders untill 7pm...

Never heard such a thing in my entire life, and certainly will NEVER go back there again. Very poor policies.

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Thank CarlosandPatricia
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