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10 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD, England
+44 118 958 6466
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Reading, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having lived in Reading for 30 years I have never been here. Finally changed that and wasn't disappointed. Great election of pies. Lamb and mint was my choice and was delicious. A side of cauliflower cheese and new potatoes. Stuffed. Washed down with a couple of their ales available. All for a decent price.

Thank Anthony B
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the first time Sweeney & Todd as group of friends and the first few minutes were a bit odd with the waitress unable to find where was the table reserved to us. Once we got our drinks we were greeted by a lovely lady which took the order and knew all about pies. Food was good, but... More 

Thank Massimo G
Marion, Iowa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While working in Winnersh/Reading England, I had to visit this place after watching the movie by the same name. The minced beef and onion meet pie was fantastic and the local beer made it even better. This is a genuine old style restaurant, with lots of atmosphere. I decided not to get a haircut and a shave next door...

Thank terrywK6195RY
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of friends, pies are nice...the rest not so unfortunately which is a little disappointing as this place has been here years. Very dated place & we always seem to get seated by the kitchen door, a lot of traffic back & forth which is very off putting, a lot of kitchen noise, often the washing machine/dish... More 

Thank Phil50999
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, old style, small bar area on way in, collect your drink then go to your table. If you are downstairs mind your head on way down. The pies, pasties and sausage rolls are to die for. You can have take away if you don't want to sit, or get a spare for trip home. Don't expect chips...they don't... More 

Thank Liz S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Sweeney and Todd with my disabled husband on Wednesday. I must first say that the food was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by all. However, I was utterly shocked and appalled at the total lack of thought shown to my husband. He has recently been recovering from a serious spinal operation that has left him almost totally reliant on... More 

1 Thank Monica H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remember back in the day, this place was awesome. Good beer and even better pies. Not anymore. This place is sad. Harsh lighting, empty beer glasses stacked up on the bar for hours and sad and just plain average food. Is it just me or is Reading a black hole for good service. No one in Reading seems to... More 

Thank Martin L
Prague, Czech Republic
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

A little out the way, but well worth the trip. You can either get the pies takeout or have them in, with a nice selction of ales to go with them. Favorite time of year to visit is autumn when they have great selection of game pies, but throughout the year it is worth visiting. Really recommend spending the extra... More 

Thank AdamMoore1
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Enjoyed this place. Not trying to be something it's not. What it does do is make hearty great tasty pies which are a struggle to finish! Lots of veggies are also available and go well with the pies...

Thank JB777056
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Not much veggie choice, but their pies are really good. Fun place to go to for a casual bite. You can also take pies away with you to store and eat latter.

Thank Leafylanie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 101
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 958 6466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?