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The Rowbarge

) #28 of 494 Restaurants in Reading ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
+44 118 971 2213
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“guinea fowl” (6 reviews)
“burger” (44 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
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1 - 10 of 558 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent in every way. Menus are always consistently good. The choice of beverages is also good. With some very decent ales. Service very good and plenty of free parking.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove past here one sunny evening and saw how busy it was. So we decided to visit the next day and we are so glad we did. The bar and the restaurant and the garden was packed. They had a BBQ open as well....More

Thank Best_things1952
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit. A bit disappointing as the food was very slow to arrive. The excuse "it's very busy" really isn't good enough. Starters lovely but the mains were a bit ordinary. Just a roast dinner for most of us which shouldn't really go wrong. We...More

Thank wottonmac
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at the Rowbarge, very busy little pub by the river. Food was good but very limited choice of vegetarian options, which was a shame. Unlikely to be a regular favourite of ours. But if you don't want a vegetarian option then this place...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here every few months to catch up with a friend. This place is always busy because of its lovely setting by the canal. However we were lucky to actually get food last night as they stopped serving at 8pm, with the bar closing at...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just popped in here for a quick drink on our Sunday walk from Newbury to Reading along the canal. Seems a very pleasant place, the pint of local'ish beer I had was good, forget the tap label but it was Eton brewery. Sitting in...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a rare night out whilst the MIL babysat. Unfortunately the visit to the Rowbarge was disappointing. Service was slow as there were not enough staff on a busy Saturday night. We asked for a medium steak and got a well done steak. Raised the...More

Thank wigs83
Rowbarge, Manager at The Rowbarge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, We are sorry to hear that your visit at the Rowbarge was not fully satisfactory. We are investigating why your experience as a guest in our ''family'' was unpleasant, in the meantime we would be so thankful if you could provide us a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Initially booked because it's approx mid-way between us & our daughter, with a dog-friendly circular walk included on the webpage - it turned out to be a great choice, & somewhere we'll definitely visit again! Located on the bank of the Kennet & Avon canal,...More

1  Thank caroline s
Rowbarge, Manager at The Rowbarge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Caroline , We are so happy to hear that yourself and the family had such an amazing time in our lovely restaurant located by the canal. The enjoyable atmosphere at the Rowbarge is created by our happy and delighted customers, our team is always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here last week with family who live locally; busy buzzing place; attentive efficient service from when we stepped inside; good food; usual popular wines by the glass; wonderful location on Kennet & Avon Canal

Thank SandavLymngton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked a place from the map for a family walk and meal. The Rowbarge was about 50 miles central to both parts of the family. This really is a great pub. Attractive river side location, plenty of space, good local walks and excellent food,...More

1  Thank Wiltscouple2015
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Booking online via Trip Advisor appears to be broken. When will this be fixed? Thx.
12 March 2017|
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Response from notTheStig | Reviewed this property |
It's best to call them and book direct. They're very helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 971 2213
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