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The Rowbarge

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Rowbarge Station Road | Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5SH, England
+44 118 971 2213
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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rowbarge is in a real nice setting on the Kennet and Avon canal, nice and clean friendly pub which also serves food. Nice large garden with plenty of seating, great on a sunny day and great for watching the boats go by, good size car parking area.

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Thank janred18
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food and a lovely evening. staff were helpful and efficient and made us welcome. Our family would defiantly eat there again

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1 Thank John R
Berkshire
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On of those places visited years ago and decided to give it another go. Whole place needs an overhaul, feels very 80's like and a sense of in need of a good deep clean although to be fair it wasn't obviously dirty.The food was average at best and amusingly dated in appearance. Fish and chips is usually a pretty safe... More 

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Thank Eloise01
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to go for lunch in The Rowbarge before our canal walk. When we got to the bar, our pooch was barking at another dog, the bar staff greeted us joyfully & gave our pooch a dog biscuit! We ordered our drinks & food and sat down by the window. Food arrived in good time. My hubby had the... More 

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1 Thank nhanzg2016
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The bar staff very welcoming and the beer was nice Clean and tidy and the food looked very nice but did not try this time Have eaten there before and was very good food

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1 Thank Andrew S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went for birthday meal to celebrate mother and sister in laws birthday. Food was very tasty, portion sizes was good. 6 of the 8 of us had burgers, all cooked to a great standard and throughly enjoyed by all. Great place and great atmosphere, hadn't been back in a while but won't be waiting this long the next time!

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1 Thank Carl M
Basingstoke
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely pub setting. Good friendly service, great food. This is a quality place to dine. Though the menu is very similar to this type of restaurant, there's enough to please most people. This place used to be a Blubecker's and for those of you who remember that franchise, it still retains the same type of food: pub-grub plus. Recommended.

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1 Thank Dave W
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Recommended by several people and I'd read the reviews but sadly the food didn't meet expectations. It's in a lovely location on the Kennet and Avon Canal and the building has atmosphere, staff cheerful and biscuits provided for dogs! Dim Sum for 2 was uninspiring. The wasabi rice balls were fresh but the duck spring rolls had definitely been reheated,... More 

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Thank dawnfly
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We came for Sunday lunch recently and we're not disappointed! The roasts were amazing and tasty, staff were polite and helpful. We had roast beef but there is an extensive menu available. Fabulous choices, scrumptious food - we will be back for more! Lovely hidden gem.

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1 Thank Charlotte W
Aldermaston
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed with our meals we were expecting roast potatoes what we got seemed to be a blanched potatoes which had then been deep fried, the skins were hard and had next to no colour to them, although the flesh was soft, the roast beef was a very stringy cut which was disappointing and tasteless the best was the vegetables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?