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Whittingtons Tea Barge

Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
+44 7986 733638
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (139 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
“toasties” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful barge converted to a wholesome home cooking snack meal restaurant. Also uses the river bank at Reading for table overflow when the barge seating is full. Moored to the riverbank in a meadow, this popular eatery recalls earlier times with traditional old crockery...More

Thank dashing4u
Reviewed 1 week ago

they were very busy so a long wait for drinks, not a place to stop with lively small children ,but pleasant for adults

Thank SHYANN130
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the unique tea/coffee places in front of the river Thames in Reading. Very worth staying outdoors in a sunny day.

Thank M K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best cream tea here sat on the river. Was a beautiful sunny day and the staff were so lovely. Saw that we were getting burned and bought out suncream and a hat for my girlfriend! Loose leaf tea in the pot was a...More

Thank alexnorthrule
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Whittington tea barge by phone after finding the tearoom on TripAdvisor. We were looking for a tearoom, which had character and was comfortable. We were not disappointed. We were welcomed by very polite, friendly ladies. We were then lead to our table...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people on the barge are so lovely and helpful. Booked a 2hr cruise and had a wonderful time - thank you :)

Thank pennyrobertson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked exclusive use of the barge for my daughter and a few of her friends. Everybody really enjoyed the experience, the staff made as all feel welcome, the afternoon tea was really good I highly recommend this.

Thank Hayward_I
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you like being on/near the water, this is the ideal place for you. Sitting inside the narrow boat or on the river bank, you are welcomed by friendly staff. The menu is interesting with lots of types of tea served in individual styled mugs...More

Thank experiencedflatrente
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I can't go inside as I'm disabled but I have had tea at one of their outdoor tables they set up and it was lovely. But the scones,...now those are a special treat. Nice and big and just a little browned on the outside but...More

Thank Volvican
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast. The owners make you welcome and serve a very good breakfast. Good quality ingredients.....not your usual setting. Nothing more relaxing than eating whilst the swans and ducks swim by. Suitable for every age group from children to the older generation. Thanks.....we'll be back

Thank Paul L
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Claire B
2 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew_J_Craig | Property representative |
Hi, we take cards on spends over £5, but we don't take Amex or Dinners
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:00
10:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 7986 733638
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