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The Elm Tree

) #1 of 489 Restaurants in Reading ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Beech Hill Road | Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2AZ, England
+44 118 988 3505
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (5 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Beech Hill Road | Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2AZ, England
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Reviews (331)
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for a family dinner for 6 and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. it is a nice place to go just for a drink anyway with a decent selection of real ales but the food is what makes it special. I...More

Thank Vinnyboy99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Has an enjoyable lunch at this pub in the conservatory with a lovely view over the surrounding countryside. Service was god and food very tasty. My only negative point is that the bins at the bottom of the car park were not a pleasant sight...More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is in a lovely setting, the food on the whole was nice. Only criticism at a push was I had the cod and found it quite wet and we were seated by the men's toilets as we were that close we could hear the...More

Thank nikib2
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here on a Tuesday evening and really loved the country cosy feel of this pub. were quickly seated however unfortunately the tables are really low and the chairs are not low enough for the tables. we both felt uncomfortable sitting here and they could...More

1  Thank ctmy89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Elm Tree is a gastro-pub with a traditional feel, no fake beams here. The menu is well balanced, I had the Chicken Liver Parfait for starter, homemade and really good. Main course was the Pork Belly with Mash, it was delicious. The service was...More

Thank terrywingrave
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by friendly bar staff, waiters and waitresses, this continued throughout the whole evening. We were looked after so well and the food was exceptional for the price. We thoroughly recommend this lovely, friendly, clean and exceptional traditional pub. If you're...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is situated on a rise, overlooking green fields. On warm weather days there is a well set up beer garden outside the pub. The ambience is traditional and very cosy and comfortable inside. For the ladies, there is an unexpected decor surprise in...More

Thank 1234travelinanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice pub in lovely Berkshire countryside. Sunday lunch is busy, so make sure you book. Menu offers all the usual suspects, Roast Beef, Lamb, and Chicken (all on one plate if you go for the Farmer's plate option), plus Roast Salmon and various other dishes....More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and thoroughly enjoyed! Food was good all round with great service. Would def go back and recommend.

Thank Peter I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited one evening in April for my Husband's birthday with friends. The gastropub was full of old character and charm with a welcoming proper fire (no fake beams and fake fire here). The menu was varied, the prices were average and not overpriced for...More

Thank Julie D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, do they do Sunday Roast please? And if so what roughly are the options? Lunch menu looks a little limited? Thanks
4 March 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from James K | Property representative |
Hi, Hope you're well, We do indeed do Roast Dinners on a Sunday - Usually Beef, Pork and Chicken as well as a full a l carte menu, I hope this helps, Kind regards, Jim at The Elm
Sarah B
Cant get answer - want to book tomorrow lunchtime Fri16th
16 December 2016|
Response from MaLarkins | Reviewed this property |
I hope you got an answer and were able to book a table. The Elm Tree is a lovely place and the staff are very efficient and friendly. My only problem is the lack of vegetarian options. ihave never eaten there in the... More
Michele H
I would like to bring my husband and two sons for a meal, is it a good place to come?
9 February 2015|
Response from Berkscouple2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely- you won't be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beech Hill Road | Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2AZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 988 3505
  • E-mail