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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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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cake” (38 reviews)
“sandwich” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Hill's Meadows George Street | Christchurch Park, Reading RG4 8DH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked online to go to Wittingtons tea barge for my friend's birthday, I knew it is quite a small venue so didn't want to get there to find it was full. Service was good and staff are friendly. I did specify in my booking...More

1  Thank Ellie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely sandwiches and cakes in a great riverside setting. On-board or if full you can eat riverside on the bank (weather permitting)

Thank Dodgenmaff
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We went for afternoon tea, the barge is situated near the centre of Reading near a busy road. We took our little dog and sat outside, on reflection this wasn't a good idea, the weather was terrible.

1  Thank Alison A
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely chance to stop and relax. But must not forget tea leaves again, just too busy nattering... 😁

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice little tea room offering a good selection of hot and cold drinks. Nice food. Just a little over priced

Thank c c
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is based in a narrowboat moored up in the Thames which makes it different than the normal coffee shop. As you can imagine space is tight so it is probably best to pre book. My wife and I have been there several times and...More

1  Thank KJBMTB
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing little coffee shop! Great coffee and delicious cakes! Fantastic service! Highly recommended!

Thank Christiana T
Reviewed 10 December 2017

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

1  Thank Gloria B
Reviewed 9 December 2017 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 4 December 2017

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
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:30
11:00 - 16:00
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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