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

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

Mayor: berkshirejohn (2) | Taps: 6 |

Great Expectations

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Beer Available At Great Expectations (arranged by most recent)
Beavertown Smog Rocket 95, Harviestoun Broken Dial 74, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Bottle) 97, Kona Longboard Lager , Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA 92, La Trappe Dubbel 95, Duvel 98, Paulaner Münchner Hell , Mongozo Mango 10, Mongozo Coconut 3.5% 5, Dickens Mr Bumble , Butcombe Bitter (Cask) 46, Coors Harry Chapman’s
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3 reviews for Great Expectations
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  77%
 Selection  40%
 Food  60%
 Value  67%
 Overall  52%
 Rating  67%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn  (186) 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 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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