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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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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (144 reviews)
“cake” (37 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Just been for Christmas High Tea and carols at the barge with friends and had a great time. It was really good fun with everybody joining in with the singing of Lesley’s own rendition of popular carols. The tea, as usual.was excellent, lovely fresh sandwiches...More

Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend found this place on TripAdvisor and decided it would be the perfect antidote to having been Christmas shopping. He was right. The tea was amazing- loose leaf, in a pre-warmed pot with a little strainer, perfect for one person. We were really hungry...More

Thank ARuthMurphy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place with truly the most special talented people hosting and baking! We had such a memorable time at your Christmas Carols Tea yesterday, my young boys loved the singing and all the treats! You took such care of us and showed such sensitivity and...More

Thank DLF_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with a friend for some lunch, the ladies there are extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to serve us. The food was lovely, I was wanting to be a bit fat so I had the sausage bacon and egg sandwich and then...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful spot for afternoon tea, Lesley and team are really friendly and welcoming. I would also highly recommend the events which they run on the barge for example I attended their valentines event which was exceptional

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on Saturday afternoon without a booking. Oops!! The lovely ladies said that we could have a table but maybe for only half an hour. We ordered scones and sandwiches as we thought that would be best given the timeframe. They arrived and were...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We love stopping off here when out with our dog at the weekend. It's fine when the weather is good and we can sit outside, but I wish we could take dog inside when it gets chilly. Lovely large toasted tea cakes, when available! Cash...More

Thank Gemmadog
Andrew_J_Craig, Owner at Whittingtons Tea Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We always appreciate the time people take to post reviews and we always look for ways to improve. Whilst Lesley & I both love dogs, we have taken the decision that, given the space we have, not to allow dogs inside the barge. They are...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon today with friends. Very good scones, lovely to have an option of fruit or plain. Strawberry jam is best I've ever tasted. Clotted cream too - yum! Good sandwiches. Nice efficient service by people who are interested in what they do...More

Thank cakebakes2000
Andrew_J_Craig, Owner at Whittingtons Tea Barge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your visit, we always appreciate that your time is valuable. And thank you for the lovely comments you made about your experience, we're pleased you enjoyed yourself. With regards the delicate subject of our...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

What a fantastic party My friend & I had at Whittingtons last weekend. Lesley was the perfect host, nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious and the entertainment by Goring South was hilarious. I first went to the barge for breakfast which was...More

Thank sjcook49
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday...a wonderful day! The barge was beautiful, tables decorated with a variety of interesting tea pots and lovely china tea cups, home made sandwiches and cakes, very peaceful and scenic. Hosts were lovely. Very enjoyable.

Thank naveenroopra
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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