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The Wee Waif Reading

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Was a little disappointed that even though we'd booked 4 rooms, they wouldn't agree to having 1 early check-in room (even though they knew we were part of a wedding party). The rooms are big & clean, an extra plus point was the bar of soap in the bathroom. On the whole, a nice place to stay, having a pub on the premises made it all the better

Our first visit to the Wee Waif Inn for an evening meal. We ordered the 12oz steak which was perfectly cooked as requested and extremely good value fot the price of £9.99. My partner commented that he had paid a lot more in other restaurants for steak that was not as enjoyable. Although it was a Wednesday evening the restaurant seemed busy with people. They have a very varied menu at reasonable prices, we will definitely return.

Nice pleasant hotel in a relaxed location, a short distance from Twyford. Staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean and comfortable and the pub downstairs did good quality food. Surprised to see the number of bad reviews on here as I had no problems with the place; all I can say is they must have taken on board criticism and made improvements. Had a pleasant experience here and I would recommend this place to anyone stopping in the area and requiring somewhere to stay that is comfortable and good value for money.

We had an extremely disappointing experience when visiting for breakfast with friends. Poor service as staff we saw were very unhelpful, dirty cutlery and food not cooked or presented well. Can not recommend to others

the service was poor today, the food looked as if it lookedas if it was yesterdays food reheated. quality was presented in a very low. A waste of money and time going here. I would say the service has to be impoved but going by the whole atmosphere and food, I feel they cant be bothered, so give it a wide birth

Stayed here for one night whilst visiting family in Woodley. Sadly experience was well below that we had a few years ago. Didn't use restaurant so can't comment on food but room was very poor. Not all lights worked, room especially bathroom was very cold, walls were marked in several places and in urgent need of a repaint. Mattress was uncomfortable but worst of all was bathroom especially shower mat which was full of black mould and badly stained on underside, shower curtain was old and dirty and soap dish hanging off wall. It's fair to say room was "cheap" for area at £80 a night , but nearby Travel Lodge and Premier Inn offer Rooms for only £56 a night and cleanliness is much better at those. Won't be using this venue again.

I`ve used this place for years and it seems to get worse not better.The food is very good value and the drinks are the cheapest in the area.The staff,when there are some,are pleasant but very poorly trained and motivated. My wife and I had dinner there last Friday.The bar was busy but only one guy serving,any vacant table was cluttered with used glasses and litter.When we moved to the restaurant all the vacant tables were covered in half eaten plates of food,glasses and litter.I could see food and bits on the floor etc etc.Not a pretty site,I`m sure a health and safety bod would have a field day. We eventually found a table that was clear but the surface was smeared and sticky.Our food came very quickly but there was no cutlery or napkins and it took a while to find someone to provide them. Without doubt this place needs more and better trained staff together with a management makeover.

Not impressed by this place, it's gone downhill a lot since we last visited which I admit was a few years ago. Everything was a bit grubby, food was basic, well presented but nothing to write home about. My sweet and sour chicken looked like it came out of a supermarket microwave meal, very surprised to see it served with pilau rice???\!!! Good if you want cheap grub in a hurry but not a place to go for anything special

Lots of staff but wait to be served was crazy. Ordered all day breakfast way to much grease on the plate! Ordered dessert eventually asked for a spoon and had to get one myself in the end! Lots of dirty tables and glasses on the bar!!

Excellent value have always found staff helpful and friendly Top breakfast for price( having paid £15 for dismal breakfast at top Bracknell hotel. Home from home, our relatives always stay. Handy for horse racing venues. Lovely walks nearby along Thames. Easy access to motorways yet near countryside. Will always return guess everywhere had its off days can only think that's what happened seeing bad reviews.We've never experienced anything bad.

Old Bath Road, Charvil Reading England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Charvil within 2 miles (3 km) of Mill at Sonning, The Wee Waif Reading is within a few miles (5 km) of Stanlake Park Wine Estate. This 42-room, 3-star inn has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Reading inn are Museum Of Berkshire Aviation and Microsoft UK Headquarters.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 42 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of The Wee Waif Reading enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a garden. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. This inn also has an ATM.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

36% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 205 reviews