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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (152 reviews)
“cake” (38 reviews)
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reading isn't a very nice place but this little gem -- a cafe on a houseboat in a park -- is just a few minutes from the massive Reading station. So if you're killing time, waiting for a train, you can't go wrong coming here....More

Thank wolfemurray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun having tea on a barge. Pretty collection of teapots and crockery. Charming hosts, amazing scones with all the toppings.

Thank heather e
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a fab time during my friends hen party on whittingtons tea barge. The barge was so quirky, comfy and very relaxing. The staff were lovely, very welcoming, attentive and couldn't have done more for us if they tried. The scones are the...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I booked online to go to Wittingtons tea barge for my friend's birthday, I knew it is quite a small venue so didn't want to get there to find it was full. Service was good and staff are friendly. I did specify in my booking...More

1  Thank Ellie K
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Lovely sandwiches and cakes in a great riverside setting. On-board or if full you can eat riverside on the bank (weather permitting)

Thank Dodgenmaff
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We went for afternoon tea, the barge is situated near the centre of Reading near a busy road. We took our little dog and sat outside, on reflection this wasn't a good idea, the weather was terrible.

1  Thank Alison A
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely chance to stop and relax. But must not forget tea leaves again, just too busy nattering... 😁

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice little tea room offering a good selection of hot and cold drinks. Nice food. Just a little over priced

Thank c c
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is based in a narrowboat moored up in the Thames which makes it different than the normal coffee shop. As you can imagine space is tight so it is probably best to pre book. My wife and I have been there several times and...More

1  Thank KJBMTB
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing little coffee shop! Great coffee and delicious cakes! Fantastic service! Highly recommended!

Thank Christiana T
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Claire B
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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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