Hope & Bear

(5 Reviews)
153 London Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 5DE
British
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Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 00:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Hope & Bear
3.8
(based on 5 reviews)

80%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • child friendly (1)
  • dinner (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • trendy (1)
  • By Rhianna B from Reading
    23 March 2018

    Really great atmosphere and a good lunch menu.

  • By Tina N from Reading
    6 April 2017

    Good service, friendly staff.

  • By Catherine J from Reading
    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.

  • By Kevin W from Reading
    13 May 2016

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

  • By Sasha B from Reading
    2 May 2016

    Great atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and delicious food.

Restaurant Location Map
Hope & Bear
153 London Road, Reading, Berks., RG1 5DE