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World Turned Upside Down

Bar, British, Pub
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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The family really like "The Upsy" . Ray, Leela , Lisa and team run it well and have maintained the locals as well as getting passing trade and the carvery regulars. I live almost 2 miles away in the town centre and happily make the journey to Whitley. My office team and managers also have a "Works Do" here. The... More 

Thank s W
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family went there for a birthday meal refurb looks good quite busy. Havent been there for. While was nice to see nettie still there my neices and nephews love her nothing too much for her to help you with she is an asset to the upsy if only all yhe staff was the same she is different... More 

Thank Stevens K
Newbury, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok, it has changed owners, now part of Stonehouse Pizza and Carvery, but the carvery still remains reasonable value. Bad news and good news. Bad news - the prices have risen by more than a pound since we last visited. Good news - Raymond is the kitchen Manager and is till out there acting as the ambassador for the carvery.... More 

Thank oxford71
Mars apparently:-)
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've eaten at this restaurant so many times over the years and the food has always been really tasty,very fresh and you never leave feeling short changed when it comes to portion sizes or the cost of the meals. The staff have always been really friendly and very helpful and one of the waiting staff that works there Jane is... More 

Thank Tinkerbellrocks
Level Contributor
123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second visit to a Stonehouse. The pizzas are far better than the usual places. Apparently this place has not long taken over what used to be 'The Crown' carvery. Very friendly and efficient staff. Only 15 mins from the Holiday Inn

Thank EssexGrumpy34
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its a disgrace that its had a revamp and i go to the ladies toilets and fall off the seat as the seat wasnt fitted properly and the roast dinner the beef was the chewey its was like chewing on a drum stick sweet and the poatoes was hard the selection of veg was rubbish never go there again there... More 

Thank Rosie B
General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

Hi Rosie, thank you for your review. I apologise that your experience was not up to a sufficiently good standard. We are in the process of getting the toilet fixed and the toilet should have been made out of order! I will endeavour to find out why this was not done! I am sorry the food was not up to... More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit after the refurbishment. Everything has a feel of freshness, certainly a lot lighter and less of a clostrophobic feeling. The staff now come across as a happy bunch who are less stressed and more relaxed. They want to ensure everyone has a lovely experience and are very welcoming throughout. Raymond is still the spirit of... More 

Thank Adam W
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Staff attitude can not be faulted, smiley and always ready to help. The food on the other hand is a different mater. Nice and warm but never hot! Cold plates, and the (other than Carvery) food was dry and sad looking. I opted for the Steak and Ale pie, as the saying goes "Wata Mistaka to makea!" Pastry like... More 

Thank Oldbloke1949
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful but it still felt like you were queuing up for school dinners , once you had bought you ticket from the bar for your meal you then went to the Carvery to decide what meat you would like which looked like it had been there for quite a while looked very dried up... More 

Thank Annie M
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in 2015 I gave this place 1 star because it was dreadful, it has recently had a makeover and a re-branding although I think it is the same operator running it. On first impressions, it is a lot cleaner and the staff are happy to help which is a big improvement. The internal layout is still awkward, it’s all... More 

Thank Paul H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 6
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 987 1763
We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and Service provided by our Very Experienced Team. We are located on the outskirts of Reading and we boast a Large Car Park popular with Coaches of Away fans visiting The Reading FC Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Fc Football and London Irish Rugby. We are the closest Pub to the Stadium and is only a 20 walk. We cater for all Coach Tours whether you are on a day out and just passing through, visiting Reading or indeed as mentioned..A Coach Full Of Football Fans. Please Call Us for Further Information.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?