Hope and Bear


Boasting not one, but two beer gardens, Hope and Bear is a pub in Reading known for its outdoorsy penchant and classic boozer charm. Dated innards and local ales also provide the backdrop to many a top notch afternoon in town. 

Lash on down to London Road and enjoy what has been claimed to be one of the best pubs in Reading. A, what they call, a 'trad' old haunt brimming with traditional nooks, classic awnings and vintage sass, Hope and Bear is nothing but pub and proud. Settle down in one of the cost chesterfield laden booths, or take to any one of their two renowned beer gardens for a little fun in the sun.

Good ol' fashioned pub grub is the peak of what Hope and Bear have to boast, as guests can enjoy everything from sustainably caught hake at £10.75, or a chocka pork and chorizo burger for a sprightly £10.75 with chips. Bringing Reading a top notch dose of tipples, guests can not only enjoy the whims of world renowned wines, there's a beloved selection of local ales and craft beers to tuck into too thanks to their Cask Marque accreditation. 


Offer Availability
Sunday Roast
Join us for Sunday Roast! Available every Sunday from 12pm. We advise booking early to avoid disappointment as our roasts go quite quick
Sunday 12:00 – 20:00
Burger & Drink
Enjoy a burger, fries & soft drink from £14.50. Upgrade to an alcoholic drink for £1 extra
Monday 12:00 – 21:00
Sandwich & Drink
Enjoy a sandwich & soft drink for £10.50 or an alcoholic drink for £12.50
Monday 12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 17:00
Thursday 12:00 – 17:00
Friday 12:00 – 17:00
Steak Night
Enjoy two steaks and receive a bottle of wine on us
Thursday 16:00 – 21:00
Quiz night
Join us for quiz night! Available from 7pm
Sunday 19:00 – 20:00
Live entertainment
Pizza & Drink
Enjoy a pizza and soft drink from £11 or upgrade to an alcoholic drink for a extra £1
Wednesday 12:00 – 20:00


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
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Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:30
Tuesday 12:00 23:30
Wednesday 12:00 23:30
Thursday 12:00 23:30
Friday 12:00 0:30
Saturday 10:00 0:30
Sunday 12:00 23:30



Hope and Bear, 153, London Road, RG1 5DE


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Pub Food, Burgers, Christmas Lunch/Dinner, Roast Dinner and Steak food.

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