The Caversham Rose Pub – A Review & Recommendation

The Caversham Rose is a newly refurbished pub in the heart of Caversham Heights, Reading.

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The Entrance

It has a huge capacity and has been renovated to an impeccable standard adding a contemporary twist to a traditional pub within a very beautiful building.

The vibe is relaxed and there are so many different areas in the pub that on a quieter day, you could have a whole area to yourself 😀 In fact, one of the things we really liked, was that despite it being a fairly busy Sunday lunchtime, we were shown through to a quiet area by the waiter and everyone seemed to have been given lots of space.  A rare occurrence these days when pubs and restaurants tend to clump everyone together making it easier to serve everyone.

When we were shown to our table, the waiter asked us what we would like to drink. I just asked for a coffee and water before even looking at the menu. I later regretted this decision when I noticed the lovely mocktails they had. So when you go, remember to check the drinks menu before ordering 😉 Throughout the meal we were tended to quickly and professionally and were both really impressed by the staff.

I chose to have a lamb roast dinner (despite it being August, the UK is up to it’s usual antics and it’s raining, wet and cold so a roast was definitely needed 😉 ) and hubs chose the beer battered cod and chips.

The lamb roast dinner came with cauliflower cheese (my FAVE), red cabbage, kale, boiled parsnips, a huge yorkshire pud (scrummy), butternut squash, gravy and a couple of mini sausages wrapped in bacon (O.M.G soo good). The lamb was so tender it was perfect and melted in my mouth and the veggies were the ideal accompaniments. I’m not keen on boiled parsnips… roasted parsnips would have been better in my opinion but either way, the dish was just delicious 🙂

Hubby said that the cod and chips were really tasty and he was hugely impressed that he could actually taste the beer in the batter for the cod – whatever they do to make it so flavoursome works well and he would definitely order that again. He was also impressed by the ketchup (yes the ketchup LOL 😀 ) – he said it had a really nice taste that reminded him a little of Italian pasta sauce.

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We left through the back garden so that we could see what they have done to that area.

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They have built a really nice little outdoor area and there must have been a private party going on as they had a DJ and it was packed full of people. Surprisingly, we couldn’t hear a thing from inside! It looked like a really good space for entertaining people. I would definitely consider arranging a party here! 🙂 It had a roof so it could be used in Summer or Winter. I need to remember this 😉

There is also the usual back garden area with tables and benches, (where the umbrella is in the pic above) which was completed really nicely and is in keeping with the rest of the pub.

There is ample parking as there are spaces in the front and back of the pub.

I will definitely be returning for another roast dinner or something different from the menu – there is a lot to choose from… in fact my mouth is watering at the prospect already…!!

I highly recommend a visit and I wish them every success. They’ve done a wonderful job of bringing life back into a beautiful building and a lovely part of Caversham.

With love, Tash ❤ x