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The Abbot Cook

) #96 of 495 Restaurants in Reading $$ - $$$ , British,
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
+44 118 935 4095
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (13 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
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1 - 10 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on the bank holiday. Most tables were reserved, but we found a spare table. The bar is rustic and there are an abundance of games for people that are here for the evening, it is very relaxed. We had a lovely meal, the...More

Thank Linda G
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Linda, Many thanks for your review, particularly please that you enjoyed yourselves. We have our quiz on a Monday hence the high number of reservations but glad you found somewhere. Hopefully we'll see you and your daughter again soon, as we're practically neighbours

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for food and beer day after friends wedding. Had a good roast and couple of beers out of a great selection of beers. Sat in the spacious garden, great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Tim B
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tim, thank you for your lovely review. Congratulations to your friend as well, glad we could be a small part of a perfect weekend Many Thanks Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant to have dinner with my family. Based on the reviews, I choose Abbot Cook. Staff was really kind, the food was good and the atmosphere was excellent. There were even games for kid which my daughters loved.

Thank jrkelesoglu
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us ! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great time and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is swanky bars and neon lights it's nice to visit a pub with the smell of beer as you enter, nice selection of drinks, and nuts on the back bar can't beat it. The food is very nice and good portions but a little...More

Thank Lavass-Man
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lavass-Man, Thank you for your review and particularly glad you've enjoyed your previous visits. We'll never move away from being "a good ol' pub" as you put it Would love to know who you think the odd ball is as I hope all of...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

A nice pub, very good food and good value . Good atmosphere and a good range of beers . A very good range of meals and the staff were friendly and attentive

1  Thank allucocq
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We shall, of course, pass your lovely comments onto the team. Book online or phone 01189354095 for your next visit! See you soon

Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great place for a sunday roast, Yorkshire puds are amazing and a top notch veggie burger. Some nice real ales as well. free parking weekends and I think after 6 weekdaysMore

Thank markadrian3
Abbotcook, General Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Hi Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor following your visit on Sunday lunchtime. I will be sure to pass your comments onto the team working that day and particularly glad you're a fan of the roasts and Yorkshire puddings....More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

A good pub with an interesting menu. Drinks good too. It's a shame they've cancelled the jazz every Sunday as that was my main reason for choosing this pub for Sunday lunch.More

Thank kilimanbongo
Abbotcook, General Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Hi Kilmanbongo Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and glad that you find the place appealing. I understand the frustrations with the cancellation of the jazz at lunchtimes but we have done this the last couple of summers as people...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Four of us came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Had a variety of starters all very nice and all had steak. Was very well cooked and well presented. Was good value for money as well. So certainly worth a visit. Plus they have...More

Thank Anthony B
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hi Anthony thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor following your visit at the weekend. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to the team that was working that evening. Particularly pleasing that you all enjoyed the food and differing...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My sister visited me and on our way home we decided to stop by at the Abbot and we tried the Duck Leg and the Seafood Linguine. The plates look amazing and they tasted so good. Very friendly pub.More

Thank Stefanescu D
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hi Stefanescu. Thank you very much for your comments about the duck and linguine. You'll have to be sure to pop in an try our new menu that goes live next week, see what you think. Look forward to seeing you and your sister again...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have been to the Abbot Cook three times in the last few years, and each time has been great. Twice I've been with the fencing team for our Christmas do, one of which I organised, and both times the staff and people were lovely;...More

Thank Kieran_The_Mountains
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hi Kieran, thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Your comments around our staff and food are particularly pleasing, and glad both you and your dad enjoyed your most recent visit. You'll be surprised how easy your Christmas meal was to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 935 4095
  • E-mail
Description
A Reading pub with a relaxing vibe. Regulars say The Abbot Cook has 'the best beer garden in Reading', but that's not entirely true; it has two. With a line-up of entertainment as eclectic as its top-drawer drinks list, there's also plenty going on inside this Cemetery Junction pub. Don't get us wrong, though: we're more 'gently buzzing' than rowdy and raucous. Our eclectic interior lends itself to a relaxed chilled out drink after work as well as a dining experience to celebrate those special occasions.
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