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The Abbot Cook

$$ - $$$, British,
153 London Road | RG1 5DE, Reading RG1 5DE, England
+44 118 935 4095
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“burgers” (14 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll 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 176 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I decided to spend New Year’s Eve here with a few friends. While the pub seemed understaffed and the manager seemed he didn’t want us in the place we decided to make the best of it. Everyting was going good until we tried to buy...More

Thank Will J
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Will, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry that you didn't feel welcomed. We shall look into the breakdown in communication to our customers to ensure it doesn't happen again. I do hope you managed to enjoy most of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry i do not take any pleasure in giving a negative review but today's offering was substandard. Beer is good, the interior surroundings pleasant and staff accommodating. A good start but the main event Sunday lunch missed on every level. Unfortunately the menu which was...More

Thank profcorbett
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry that your visit was not up to our usual standards. There was a long wait on sunday due to us being so busy, but the quality of the food should not have been...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Table booked for 1:30 for 5 people. Luke warm food arrived 3pm. Children were starving but when we complained about the wait we were offered a bag of crisps but eventually were given some bread which was stale! When food arrived it wasn't hot. Asked...More

1  Thank Linz T
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Hi Linz, sorry you had a bad experience with us. we were trying our best to accommodate all orders as soon as we could. Regards, Management

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went in with my girlfriend, and some pals for a few drinks, great selection of beers, pleased to see siren undercurrent on the bar (my favourite beer), even if it was a bit pricey. Stayed for a while and decided to get the continental meat...More

Thank Jo R
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

HI Jo, many thanks for your review. Pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit. Next time your are in, make yourself notice.. I' d like to by your and your partner a drink. warm regards Simon GM

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I went to the Abbot on Sunday for the first time having heard good things about the roast. On arrival it became clear there was a staff shortage and so there was no table service. I ordered at the bar and all seemed fine. It...More

Thank Jacqueline A
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

HI Jacqueline, thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are sorry that we were not able to please you and meet your expectations. That day we had some difficulties to provide proper service as you pointed out. We are a new team...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here several times but the last time I visited had to wait over an hour for food. It was not even busy just another table waiting for food. Not sure what the hold up was but got given free drinks. The food has...More

Thank francescafjp
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Francesca, thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry to hear you had to wait for your food and was not given an explanation as to why. We shall look into this and work on improving our communication to the customer. Glad...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

My partner and I visited this restaurant for the first time after seeing promising reports of the quality of their Sunday roast in Reading. When we first arrived, we were pleased by the decor, friendly staff, and nice atmosphere, particularly as the location at two...More

Thank KirstenMMF
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

HI Kirsten, thanks for reviewing us. Sorry you had a bad experience with us. hope next visit will be better. regards Managment

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A visit for a late Sunday roast with the children and we should have just roasted a chicken ourselves, really. No more roast beef but no-one told us until after we ordered our drinks and were ready to order the food which didn't start the...More

Thank DelP P
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

HI DelP, we are sorry you had a bad experience with us. Please accept our apology Regards mnager

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here on a Sunday a few times here and the roasts have until now been brilliant, nice big fluffy Yorkshire the usual guilty trimmings. We arrived in anticipation this Sunday afternoon after a 5 hour drive back from a wedding hungry and...More

Thank LondonTom87
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. Obviously I'm disappointed with the comments and will pass your feedback onto the chefs. As you've mentioned our roasts roasts are one of our biggest attractions so hopefully you'll be...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I visited with friends for the first time this week. Really nice pub, good laid back atmosphere inside and good service. The burger I had was very nice. A great place to spend the evening.More

Thank DC3MX
General Manager A, Manager at The Abbot Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad to hear that you're fan of the pub! Have you heard we are having a refurb in January? I'll make sure that the feedback about the service, atmosphere and food are passed onto the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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