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The Griffin

10-12 Church Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7AD, England
+44 118 947 5018
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagne” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (25 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10-12 Church Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7AD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Usually the food here is great so I don't know if they've changed chef or supplier or both? The vegetables were so undercooked they were pretty much raw. The beef was over cooked and full of chewy gristle. The only good thing on this visit...More

1  Thank HannahEPearson
Reviewed yesterday

This has become one of our locals when we are in the area. It has a good range of meals, special offers on various days and a lovely open fire for those winter months. It also has a great seating area out the back to...More

2  Thank Donnaw42
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were originally going to be seated in a busy walk way until we protested. Standard and posh menus both available. The children went for standard and adults the posh menu. My wife's wagyu beef burger was do overdone it had to be sent back....More

Thank Mark D
Grffin, Owner at The Griffin, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are sorry to read this “poor “ review please contact us by phone if you would like to discuss further. We are a bit confused about what happened as we don’t serve T bone steak ! Sorry

Reviewed 3 days ago

Pleasant good value pub and restaurant. Waiting staff are always consistently friendly and welcoming.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
2  Thank EveMc2014
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was nice and came out hot, staff pleasant, and a great location for the summer being so close to the river Thames

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I met here for a get-together and lunch. Being pre-Christmas it was pretty busy but we found a table easily and were served very promptly. Fairly straightforward "Pub Fare" - but that was our choice - (much more elaborate meals were on...More

1  Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting this pub on many occasions and have never been disappointed with the service or quality of the food

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
1  Thank anita c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was very nice. We were especially pleased with the puddings, as I don’t often expect much, but they were both delicious- Black Forest Sundae and Sticky toffee Pudding

Review collected in partnership with Greene King
2  Thank lear711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a voucher for two meals, get one free and the food was excellent, everyone had the steak and it was great, good serving and sides, nice atmosphere,but what made it was our fantastic server Jamie, she was excellent, fun, still upbeat after a...More

3  Thank Bloppy1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in the summer, found the outdoor area nice but the smoking area too close to the non smoking area. Went to the bar and found myself waiting awhile to be served. Had a meal on another occasion which was nice.

2  Thank Jasmine G
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20 October 2015|
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Response from Cavershamroyals | Reviewed this property |
I think this has got a bit confused! The Griffin (Caversham,Reading) does not have any accommodation. It is a restaurant/bar.
Hazel D
16 May 2015|
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Response from Grffin | Reviewed this property |
Same Landlord for the past 12 months or so . And most of the same staff . Normally have really good reviews on hear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 Church Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading  >  Caversham
  • Phone Number: +44 118 947 5018
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