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The Abbot Cook

) #116 of 490 Restaurants in Reading ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
+44 118 935 4095
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit, having lived in Reading all my life. What a surprise, it was lovely inside, cosy & welcoming. Dog friendly inside, which for us is good, with dog treats & water on a hot day. The food was plentiful, with an...More

Thank 39Alan
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alan, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, and we're particularly pleased you enjoyed yourselves the other night. Glad the hustle and bustle from London Rd didn't put you off and hopefully we'll see you again very soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited many times before and the food is normally extremely good. We had reserved a table in advance but even so it still took 2 hours for 2 starters and 4 mains to leave the kitchen and that's with fair amount of nudging...More

Thank 876bakemeacake
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. In terms of your review I can only apologise on behalf of myself and the team that you were so let down on Thursday night, we simply got it horribly wrong and didn't...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow service, took 2 hours from order to receiving badly presented and cold food, served up sporadically. Half was too cold to eat. Other regulars here were complaining. Wouldn't come back.More

Thank Frank S
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Frank, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I must apologise for the service and food quality issues you experienced on Thursday night, there is no excuse for it, we simply got it horribly wrong and as the manager of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I decided to have a lunch out with my girlfriend after work, we had the burger and the southern fried chicken which were both delicious. The bartender Kyle was really friendly and helpful explaining the menu.More

1  Thank arkangel12017
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi arkangel, thank you very much for your review following your recent visit. We'll be sure to pass your lovely comments on to Kyle, glad you found him helpful and the southern fried chicken is one of our best additions on our recent menu change....More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Visited here on the bank holiday. Most tables were reserved, but we found a spare table. The bar is rustic and there are an abundance of games for people that are here for the evening, it is very relaxed. We had a lovely meal, the...More

2  Thank Linda G
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Hi Linda, Many thanks for your review, particularly please that you enjoyed yourselves. We have our quiz on a Monday hence the high number of reservations but glad you found somewhere. Hopefully we'll see you and your daughter again soon, as we're practically neighbours

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for food and beer day after friends wedding. Had a good roast and couple of beers out of a great selection of beers. Sat in the spacious garden, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Tim B
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Tim, thank you for your lovely review. Congratulations to your friend as well, glad we could be a small part of a perfect weekend Many Thanks Luke

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner with my family. Based on the reviews, I choose Abbot Cook. Staff was really kind, the food was good and the atmosphere was excellent. There were even games for kid which my daughters loved.

Thank jrkelesoglu
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us ! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Everything is swanky bars and neon lights it's nice to visit a pub with the smell of beer as you enter, nice selection of drinks, and nuts on the back bar can't beat it. The food is very nice and good portions but a little...More

Thank Lavass-Man
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi Lavass-Man, Thank you for your review and particularly glad you've enjoyed your previous visits. We'll never move away from being "a good ol' pub" as you put it Would love to know who you think the odd ball is as I hope all of...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

A nice pub, very good food and good value . Good atmosphere and a good range of beers . A very good range of meals and the staff were friendly and attentive

1  Thank allucocq
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We shall, of course, pass your lovely comments onto the team. Book online or phone 01189354095 for your next visit! See you soon

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great place for a sunday roast, Yorkshire puds are amazing and a top notch veggie burger. Some nice real ales as well. free parking weekends and I think after 6 weekdaysMore

Thank markadrian3
Abbotcook, General Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor following your visit on Sunday lunchtime. I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team working that day and particularly glad you're a fan of the roasts and Yorkshire puddings....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 935 4095
  • E-mail
Description
A Reading pub with a relaxing vibe. Regulars say The Abbot Cook has 'the best beer garden in Reading', but that's not entirely true; it has two. With a line-up of entertainment as eclectic as its top-drawer drinks list, there's also plenty going on inside this Cemetery Junction pub. Don't get us wrong, though: we're more 'gently buzzing' than rowdy and raucous. Our eclectic interior lends itself to a relaxed chilled out drink after work as well as a dining experience to celebrate those special occasions.
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