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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (138 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
“toasties” (7 reviews)
All hours
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some friends and I wanted to visit having heard good things. Obviously the highlight and novelty is that they can go anywhere, so along with views it is a pretty unique experience! With seating on deck, inside and on the 'mainland' there is quite a...More

Thank Stumpy12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is on the water! Very nice and clean place and has wonderful kinds of teas. Watch gooses and ducks while relaxing.

Thank burak5000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch today on a whim after spending some time boating. It was already booked by a private party so we sat outside in the sunshine. While there were several items which were out of stock, this is hardly surprising on a busy...More

Thank greyseal70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had afternoon tea on the barge and the 2 hour cruise. The staff were lovely and very friendly. It was so relaxing and the staff could not do enough for you, the cruise was an excellent idea, and the scones are to die for....More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Afternoon tea excellent, fab food .Lesley and Andrew are a fabulous couple took my daughter and granddaughter,they loved it

Thank vickywheeler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife and her parents had a fantastic time on the barge, the food the service was first class. Will be visiting again very soon. Keep up the great work.

Thank jeffnelson1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A fantastic Easter Sunday afternoon tea. Staff were very welcoming and provided excellent service. A traditional afternoon tea with what seemed like bottomless tea/coffee. Lovely food and lots of it A great way to see a part of Reading and the Thames from a different...More

Thank horsegroom
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We booked Whittingtons for a Family Hen party - 27 of us. Leslie was fantastic from day one, very accommodating and flexible. We had a fabulous time and the food was great - the scones are to die for! We'll be back, but maybe we'll...More

1  Thank snoozie65
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a great find! Had a lovely afternoon tea with my mum on Friday. Highly recommended. Sandwiches were freshly made and delicious. Loads of tea in the pot too! Staff were lovely and attentive. Will definitely be back! Thanks guys :)

1  Thank Kirsty A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We recently came here with our grown up daughter, who recommended the place. On arrival we were given a very warm welcome and accommodated even though we had not booked. The owner could not have been more pleasant, and food and service was top class...More

Thank Suiryu666
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Claire B
Can you use card or do you need to take cash?
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
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 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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