Great Expectations (Dickens) | Reading, Berkshire
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Great Expectations (Dickens)
Currently with 3 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

33 London Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 4PS [ print map ]
0118 950 3925

Hours: 11-11 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Mayor: berkshirejohn (4) | Taps: 6 |


Great Expectations (Dickens)

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Beer Available At Great Expectations (Dickens) (arranged by most recent)
Dickens Sikes IPA , Dickens Chuzzlewit’s Fine Wheat Beer , Dickens Old Curiosity , Dickens Artful Dodger , Beavertown Smog Rocket 95, Harviestoun Broken Dial 67, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Bottle) 97, Kona Longboard Lager , Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA 91, La Trappe Dubbel 94, Paulaner Original Münchner Hell (Premium Lager) 40, Duvel 98, Mongozo Mango 9, Mongozo Coconut 3.5% 5, Dickens Mr Bumble , Butcombe Bitter (Cask) 44, Coors Harry Chapman’s
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3 reviews for Great Expectations (Dickens)
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  51%
 Food  65%
 Value  70%
 Overall  57%
 Rating  70%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath  (90) , England | June 24, 2015
Distinctly odd theme pub laid out inside like a Victorian street - the tables are hidden away inside the "shops". Now have 4 casks beers from the new in-house brewery (Dickes) plus another couple of guest beers. Interesting collection of 20 or so bottles on the drinks menu, which are not your "usual" craft bottle offering (although nothing too rare). The food is poshed-up pub grub but is well-cooked, tasty & good value considering the huge portions. Located well away from the main town centre drag you wouldn’t expect this concept pub to survive, but it’s been here for many years now. Uniquely for a theme pub it works, and is strangely comfortable and compelling. I like it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn  (194) Bracknell, England | May 15, 2015
A cavernous themed pub that now has its own brewing equipment - The Dickens Brewery - producing reasonable beers, and also several unusual keg and bottled beers. Certainly worth the short trip from the centre of Reading while the brewery is in operation.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
fairwater  (8) Reading, England | March 15, 2012| Updated May 16, 2012
The closest pub to my office, so probably the one I visit most often in Reading. Quirky and spacious interior, with something of a Dickens obsession. Usually 3 cask ales on, including one from a local-ish brewery. Beer condition is variable at best, but often quite poor. Has been noticeably better recently. Food is good bar snacks: sandwiches, chips and the like. Staff are friendly, but they recognise us all by now.

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