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World Turned Upside Down

) #120 of 494 Restaurants in Reading $ , British,
387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
+44 118 987 1763
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (10 reviews)
“roast dinner” (8 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited this place just 2 months ago and it really seemed to have turned a corner, family friendly, cheerful staff and OK food. Fast forward to a blazing hot day in June and the place should be buzzing with families enjoying the garden and...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is well worth a visit, they have a varied menu and have just added pizzas to their menu. The staff are friendly and will help carry plates if you are struggling.Very good value for money also.

Thank monkey7266
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has undergone a facelift and now does pizza etc. but we usually visit just for the cheap carvery when we're passing. Carvery deal is I think still the same as before, the seating area has had a bit of a facelift and looks...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before the refurb, we used to love coming here as we knew we would be able to enjoy a cheap but tasty cooked breakfast. So, after visiting nearby, we thought we'd pop in. It clearly states in the menu- and pre-refurb was always the case-...More

Thank lazygirlblog
General Manager A, Manager at World Turned Upside Down, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry for your recent disappointment. Could you please provide me with the date of your visit and I will look into this unfortunate event

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to WTUD many times , great value roast , but since refurbishment , prices hiked up and food not as good especially the Roadt Potatoes - used to be lovely Spuds Crispy on the outside and soft centred - Yum Yum 😋 - Now...More

Thank Dogmydog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this pub for the last few years for the carvery and breakfast and I have not had a bad meal yet. My favourite is the buffet breakfast. Sausage, bacon , hash browns , beans and scrambled or fried eggs and...More

Thank KimberleyBimson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just down the road from the HolidayInn Reading South, we visited this place for a small snack as we had had a big lunch at an event. We had 5 of the small plates for £13 between the two of us and they were very...More

Thank margaretpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there on may 28th always come and have breakfast and dinner there when I'm down in Reading I love the food there and of course Chef without him that place wouldn't be the same and the waitress called Mira she really looked after...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still great value breakfasts and carvery though the prices a have gone up following an expensive re-furb and makeover (entirely unnecessary - and I'm a regular). The amount of meat you get with the standard carvery can vary a lot depending on who is serving...More

Thank tommymech
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only three things that was good was the lemonade , yorkshire puddings but they were small and the roast potatoes were alright. Everything else was tasteless. I chose beef and it was dry and I feel it was the cheapest cut of meat. The...More

Thank Maria O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 6
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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