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Hope & Bear

153 London Road, Reading, RG1 5DE

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Average
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday & Friday: 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 00:00.

Really great atmosphere and a good lunch menu.

Rhianna 26 March 2018
from Reading

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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.

Hope & Bear

153 London Road, Reading, RG1 5DE

Contact +44 1189354095
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Customer reviews for Hope & Bear

3.8 ((((* (based on 5 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 26 March 2018 by Rhianna from Reading

    Really great atmosphere and a good lunch menu.

  • ((((* 9 April 2017 by Tina from Reading

    Good service, friendly staff.

  • ((*** 15 November 2016 by Catherine from Reading

    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.

  • ((((* 15 May 2016 by Kevin from Reading

    Excellent food and great selection of beers. It was very noisy in there and was difficult to talk to friends.

  • ((((( 4 May 2016 by Sasha from Reading

    Great atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and delicious food.

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