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Blending the hip and the wholesome – a vibrant British pub offering the warmest of welcomes
Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm, the Hope & Bear stands proud on Cemetery Junction, just a short walk away from Reading town centre.
Airy and spacious as well as intimate and welcoming, the Hope & Bear is the perfect setting for a laid-back yet distinctly memorable drinking and dining experience. The Hope & Bear offers tempting and flavoursome food, a diverse and explorative drinks menu and an authentic, homely atmosphere to suit all occasions.
Dog-friendly and boasting an open fire for those winter months, the Hope & Bear prides itself on its well-kept beer gardens, offering ample comfy seating for up to 150 people as well as outdoor heating for when the weather is a little more Britain than Bahamas. Whilst the Hope & Bear’s interior blends the traditional with the contemporary, its outdoor space offers the perfect spot for al-fresco dining or just a glass of something special on a sunny afternoon.
Discover our new Drinks Menu today. From Craft Beers, wine to softs, we’ve got something to tantalise your taste buds!
We’ve added some new Christmas dishes onto our menu this December alongside our hearty pub classics.