George Street, RG4 8DH
About Whittington's Tea Barge
Tea Reading – Step aboard Whittington’s for the ultimate in traditional British refreshment. On board our modern canal barge, you’ll find a tea room with a difference. Contemporary surroundings combine with a traditional approach to preparing and serving great British breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea. Our cream teas are the equal of anything you might enjoy at a fine hotel. Park in Hill’s Meadows Car Park on George Street, Reading and you will find us on the Thames at the bottom of the Car Park. Stop off to enjoy the finest in freshly prepared food and drink. We specialise in tea – but if you insist, we’ll make you a delicious cup of fresh coffee, latte or cappuccino instead! Looking for a unique location for a party, an intimate wedding or anniversary? Why not call us or fill in the form to arrange a cruise or maybe a vintage high tea. Wondering what to give someone for a birthday present, special occasion or Christmas? Why not give them a Whittington’s Voucher and let them enjoy a cream tea in a beautifully unique setting. Vouchers available from just £10.
Whittington’s is a modern, light and airy wide beam canal barge, built in 2012 and moored on the Thames in central Reading, just alongside Christchurch Meadows.
Created and run by Andrew and Lesley, Whittington’s sets out to recreate the traditional feel and values of an English tea room, in relaxed surroundings on the water.
Tea rooms are our heritage, and while they may have vanished from the high street, as the big coffee house chains have taken over, the Whittington’s team is on a mission to keep the British tea room alive – with a modern twist. Tea Reading.
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I have eaten at Whittington's many times over the years and always get exceptional service and delicious food, so when I saw a post on Facebook offering a delivery of Scones for the weekend complete with clotted cream and jam...
By: Camilla Medcalf, 16 March 2021
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