Boasting 2 separate heated beer gardens, Hope & Bear is a bustling gastropub with an extensive menu. As well as a huge ale and craft beer selection, there are is a weekly pub quiz, and live jazz music events.
The Hope & Bear menu is packed with gastropub dishes with enough variety for everyone. Premium classics like slow cooked British short rib with creamed potatoes, tender stem broccoli and bone marrow sauce are served alongside inventive vegetarian dishes such as brie tart with black grape, sherry and caramelised onion chutney. There is a 'build-your-own-burger' selection, with everything customisable; from the patty to the toppings.
Desserts at Hope & Bear Reading include old favourites like pink rhubarb and clotted cream custard mess, and decadent chocolate brownie with ice cream. There is also an outstanding selection of ales and craft beers that are constantly rotated.
With covered outdoor seating with heaters that make it perfect for any weather, Hope & Bear is a 10-minute drive from Reading Rail Station.
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- child friendly (1)
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- entertainment (1)
- large parties (2)
- lunch (2)
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23 March 2018
Really great atmosphere and a good lunch menu.
6 April 2017
Good service, friendly staff.
10 November 2016
The duck dish was tasty but the overall portion size was very small - it needed some potato or chips with it and some green vegetables such as beans. Staff were friendly.
13 May 2016
Excellent food and great selection of beers. It was very noisy in there and was difficult to talk to friends.
2 May 2016
Great atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and delicious food.
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