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Whittingtons Tea Barge

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Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
+44 7986 733638
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 16:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a trip on the Whittingtons Tea Barge this weekend to celebrate Grandma's birthday. We had some 'reluctant' family members who didn't think afternoon tea was for them but they all loved it. The food was fabulous and we were looked after really well. The weather was kind for March so we were able to spend sometime outside as well.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I really, really, loved about this place, over and above the cheeky and attractive personalities of the owners, above the amazing food on offer and even above the quaint, step-back-in-time atmosphere of the venue and the cool sounds coming out of the hi-fi sound system was - the choice! Most afternoon tea locations will sting you for anything between... More 

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Thank supertr00per
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Fantastic evening with great food provided by Andrew and music and entertainment by Leslie and Sarah Lant - conductor of The Bulmershe School Choir. Leslie and Andrew can always be relied upon to make an evening special; The atmosphere is like being at a dinner party with some of your best friends.

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Thank HJC8M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great night on the barge, nice food and great entertainment from Lesley. We really enjoyed it, Lesley and Andrew were as welcoming as ever. Also had afternoon tea there in the past and its also lovely. Andrew's scones are amazing!

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Thank Shaztan31
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and friend visited recently for tea and cake and couldn't praise it enough for the fun, friendly and welcome atmosphere. This led to us going to the Valentine's Dinner Evening and they were right. Great fun, food and atmosphere and fantastic singing from the 'waitress in red' - a real hidden gem (the barge ) and one we... More 

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Thank Martin R
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a very nice breakfast at the barge,there is also outside seating if the weather is fine and if the barge is full inside.service is prompt and the staff are always friendly.

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Thank robert p
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went for afternoon tea for a work colleagues afternoon. The food and service were good. Looking forward to going back with my family

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Thank Janine H
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we went to the new years eve party on board the tea barge it was a very enjoyable evening. We have visited the tea barge on other occasions and allway enjoyed our selves

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Thank Ian B
Reading, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We sat outside on the back of the barge with ducks and swans passing by. The food was fresh and good value and quality.

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Thank Megan S
Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Visited the barge with a friend ..the service was good, even before we arrived there was phone contact and help with finding the barge, as my friend and I couldn't find it. We enjoyed our afternoon tea.... Space s limited in the barge, there was a party of girls aboard I think it was a hen party. Wise to book....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Thursday
10:30 - 16:00
Friday
10:30 - 16:00
Saturday
10:30 - 16:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?