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World Turned Upside Down

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387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped going here because of uncontrolled children running around in the eating area, time will tell if converting it to a Stonehouse Pizza and Grill will make it a bit more peaceful. Quite frankly I doubt the conversion will have much effect even though it will cost more for similar meals than under the Crown Carvery brandname. Trouble is that... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steve's favourite place, he just loves it here. Has a good laugh with the waitresses on arrival then on to the meal. Both went for the King Size Carvery, which for £5.95 blows away any other Carvery for Value. Turkey & Chicken for me with a few veg, not too many as we have to load up with roasties. They... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great if you just want cheap and cheerful just need to cook the bacon for a bit longer ray the chef is always friendly and helpful

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General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I always get a veggie roast and always enjoy it. They are more than happy to make me fresh vegetables as the ones of the counter contain butter. The chef is pleasant and very helpful. I love the fact that I can pile baked beans and chips on my plate. Cheap too £3.19 and you fill up quick.

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General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

Thanks Poppyfairy, for leaving us this response. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We love it in here, its great value for money, not somewhere I would go as a couple as not romantic or a chilled out but a fab place to take all the kids on a sunday for a fat and cheap roast! Great food and the guy who cuts the meat is a legend 👌🏽🙌🏽

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We’d just been along the road and popped in for a lazy evening meal rather than cook back home. The bar and eatery seemed quiet, had to wait a while to get served at carvery as nobody in sight but as always once the guy serving appeared he was jovial and quick so no problem there. We both had the... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

Thank you, Henry T, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy a Carvary . They had a Festive offer on, 3 courses for under £9 . There is no way none would of left here hungry. Good choice of starters, choice of carvery with a good selection toon of vegetables. Choice of dessert, which by now none of us could finish. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The reason... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Ange C. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at The World Turned Upside Down. You really made our day today. More 

Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This Pub is one of a chain of Carvery establishments, famed for their value for money. The building and furniture have seen better days, but the beer is kept well, bar staff friendly and helpful and priced very good for this part of the world. When we were there in early December there were a few family/office Christmas dinners underway... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Thanks to Ralf and his team for an all you can eat feast, good warm welcome from all well cooked food and lots of it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here regularly ever since we discovered it. It's an all you can eat breakfast for less than a fiver which normally you would automatically think it will be rubbish but in this case you couldn't be more wrong. The staff are always happy, friendly and helpful and the food is fantastic. The bacon is thick, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$6
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 987 1763
Description
We are Renowned For Our Quality of Food Together with Value For Money and Service provided by our Very Experienced Team. We are located on the outskirts of Reading and we boast a Large Car Park popular with Coaches of Away fans visiting The Reading FC Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Fc Football and London Irish Rugby. We are the closest Pub to the Stadium and is only a 20 walk. We cater for all Coach Tours whether you are on a day out and just passing through, visiting Reading or indeed as mentioned..A Coach Full Of Football Fans. Please Call Us for Further Information.

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