West Reading Tavern
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
4.5/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Located in the nice shopping/eating area of West Reading, the West Reading Tavern is a real gem!
Atmosphere: A nice old-school feel to it. Big red door on the outside with sort of an English cottage look to it. Narrow bar area gives way to a full dining room in the back. Plenty of friendly people around makes it a very friendly feeling place. Seems like they have a good bit of "regulars". One TV that is usually on CNN when I am there. You can get comfortable in a hurry.
Quality: The food is prepared fresh and it's really good. Beers are served in their proper glassware. Full liquor. Everything is done very well.
Service: I have had the same bartender on all my visits. She is always on point, as well as very friendly and engaging. Knows a lot about the beers. My service has always been great.
Selection: 16 beers on tap with local micros (Spring House, Stoudt's, etc) mixed with a couple standard beers (Miller, etc). They even have a house beer called Dun Wurkyn that's brewed by Lancaster Brewing Company. Good stuff all-around.
Food: The food is all made from scratch and is really good. Soups, salads, sandwiches, and all the way up to full-blown entrees. I admittedly have only eaten there once, but I will be sampling more of the menu very soon.
Value - The prices are pretty much right where they should be. Food and beer won't break the bank.
Overall I give the WRT an A+. Every time I have been there has been a very enjoyable experience. If you're in the Reading area, definitely stop in for a few pints!
04-10-2012 19:15:45 | More by Edwin
4.38/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been a regular customer of the West Reading Tavern for years, and was pleasantly surprised by their recent decision to upgrade the tap system from 6 to 16 beers. The draft selection [as of this writing] includes some micro-brewed Winter Warmers, IPAs, and Belgians (Leffe and St. Fueillien). Their bottle selection also includes Val Dieu, though could benefit from some enhancement.
The atmosphere is great (there's a wood-burning fireplace in the bar) and the decor is "English inspired Countryside Pub - 101". The Tavern has a full liquor license and also offers standard rail mixed drinks and wines.
The food has been consistently excellent for many years - I often order crab cakes, clam bakes (in the summer months), and veal, when I'm in the mood for a full meal. They serve hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven bread with dinner entrees, which is really good.
Their cheeseburgers are super-good, too, and are always a favorite, as is the chili.
WRT is my favorite bar in "The Greater Reading Area".
01-30-2012 22:30:44 | More by norm287
West Reading Tavern in West Reading, PA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.