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10-12 Church Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7AD, England
+44 118 947 5018
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a good lunch (sea bass) which was made more enjoyable by the excellent service, especially from Donna.

1 Thank Kevmurt
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Griffin which is part of the Chef and Brewer group which we knew to be good value. We visited on Good Friday and were shown to a lovely quite area upstairs. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly we would high recommend a trip this establishment

1 Thank Carol R
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hunting for a relaxed pub lunch and The Griffin delivered. Spacious pub right by the river with a lovely outside deck. Lunch was delicious and the service from the delightful Mo was charming and efficient. Would definitely visit again if I was in the area.

1 Thank Sallie C
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like the outdoor space facing the river (albeit across the car park) it gets great sun in a nice outdoor area. Great food here, standard pub food with some excellent changing specials. The place is clean, well looked after with good beer and friendly staff. Worth a visit, especially on a sunny day!

1 Thank noworriestravelagent
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere last night and we were well looked after by Mo - the lovely waitress! Recommend this place for food and drink....!!

1 Thank Ade007
Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Griffin has a good outside seating area which is a sun trap in the summer - there are also umbrellas if you need shade. The ambience is good during the daytime and service is quite prompt for main courses. However, I had to remind the waiter to bring the desserts when he came round to collect plates and his... More 

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Thank experiencedflatrente
Reading, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy and noisy place, plenty of room inside and outside. Staff are always helpful and will try to accommodate any requests. The food is reasonably good, although my chicken was way over cooked, which made it hard to eat. I had Brewers chicken, which is chicken breast with bacon, cheese and lettuce in a brioche bun with skin-on chips... More 

Thank Philip C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Griffin for the first time last Monday 3/4/17. Parking was behind the venue so very handy. The staff were lovely and friendly, a great welcome. We both had the fish and chips, they were freshly made and hot. Lovely flakes of fish. We managed space for the cherry crumble with custard. My only fault... More 

1 Thank RVFYorkshire
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the pate and the prawn cocktail for start and it was all just so bland and prawns didn't seem fresh, pate was something I could have bought in the supermarket. mains were ok we had the beef rib , was ok but nothing spectacular... had high hopes for the food here and don't think I would chose for... More 

Thank ctmy89
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If they can do no better than this they should shut the doors and give up. A massive disappointment, with very slow service ( oh sorry we are busy) and generally poor quality food. Dry fish on my plate and the worst Hollandaise sauce I have ever experienced. They gave us a discount equivalent to what we would have got... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?