Great Expectations | Reading,
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Great Expectations
Currently with 2 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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Great Expectations

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Beer Available At Great Expectations (arranged by most recent)
Butcombe Bitter (Cask) 46, Coors Harry Chapman’s
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2 reviews for Great Expectations
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  75%
 Selection  27%
 Food  60%
 Value  60%
 Overall  48%
 Rating  67%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath  (76) , England | January 27, 2015
Distinctly odd theme pub laid out inside like a Victorian street - the tables are hidden away inside the "shops". The staff are friendly. There are three varying cask ales on, and whilst they are nothing too unusual they do seem to always avoid the "standard" cask ales - you’ll not see GK IPA or Doom Bar here, thankfully. 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.
  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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