'SPOONS?' is a phrase which sounds all to familiar amongst British culture when deciding where to grab a pint.

When you're out with your friends or family, you can always rely on a J D Wetherspoon to sit and enjoy a drink and meal for a fraction of the price.

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As pubs have reopened under the new relaxed lockdown rules, people will be keen to see their mates and loved ones (at a social distance of course).

So we have rounded up the best and worst rated pubs from the chain so you can make a good choice when out in the town.

There are only eight Wetherspoon pubs in Berkshire, with one in Bracknell, two in Reading and Windsor and one in Newbury, Slough and Maidenhead.

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So here are the best and worst rated JD Wetherspoon pubs in Berkshire.

The Old Manor - Bracknell (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

This pub has had 333 reviews on Tripadvisor and most of the reviews say it is great for a 'quick bite' in the borough.

People praised it for it's good range of beers and the pub even made it into the CAMRA Good Beer Guide in 2019.

One person said: "Large premises and ideal for large group meetings. Great selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Good food choices available and special Deals on specific meals which changes according to the day of the week. Everything reasonably priced with quick and efficient staff."

The Hope Tap, Reading (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

204 pub goers have rated this Wetherspoon in Reading and 146 people gave positive reviews, 47 said it's not good.

The food service is pretty quick, especially if you order via the app.

One person said: "We sat at our table put the app on our phone and ordered our dinner and drinks it was the first time we used this and within 10 minutes our food and drinks was with us we was very happy with the service that we was given."

Customers said they cannot fault the price of the drinks and how close it is to Reading train station.

Back of Beyond, Reading (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

This Wetherspoon pub has very good reviews and of course, it is good value for price.

But, one person said their food was cold when they visited before the lockdown.

A reviewer said: "It's cold food . Old peas wait too long on the hot plate. Boring staff and didn't enjoy the steak at all."

However, others were a bit luckier with their food and enjoyed their experience.

One person said: "The definition of a British Pub. If you are looking for the absolute experience on British food and lifestyle this pub is your place. Our order arrived really quick and the stuff was beyond friendly and helpful. I would probably visit again!"

The King and Castle, Windsor (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

It's got 918 reviews and 672 say the food, atmosphere and drink is very good.

Located opposite Windsor Castle with a lovely view, this pub is a popular free house for families and friends.

One person said: "Massive Wetherspoons with great staff and nice garden, can't wait for summer and lockdown to be over for my next visit."

Another reviewer said: "Visited here in February 2020 and was most impressed! We had lunch and the food was great. We ordered using the Wetherspoons app and couldn’t believe how quickly the food, and drinks arrived. Such a great system, and the service and food was faultless. Will seek out Wetherspoons in the future, on the back of our fantastic experience."

Windlesora Wetherspoon, Windsor (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

This pub has 119 reviews and the majority fare very good.

'A lovely pub', 'good value for money' is what customers have said.

One review said: "This is one of my favourite pubs! The bartenders and staff are really friendly and the food is excellent."

Another person said: "We found the pub on a visit to Windsor. We had breakfast in there on a couple of mornings. The food was excellent and the service was very good."

The Hatchet Inn, Newbury (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

This is the only Wetherspoon you can stay in in Berkshire so if you're a fan of the classic British pub chain, then visit here.

Their hotel rooms are rated as 'fantastic value' and 'very good' but the only downside was heaving heavy luggage up the stairs.

One person who visited five days ago said: "After the months of lockdown, it makes you realise how much we take things for granted, so the simple pleasure of a pint and a plate of scampi and chips in the Hatchet on Saturday was a joy."

The review also gives praise to Lesley and the team!

The Moon and Spoon, Slough (4 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

This Wetherspoon chain has 215 reviews and is rated a four stars! 83 people said the food is excellent.

The vegeterian food is also really good which is 'hard to find' in Slough High Street.

One person said: "Eat here twice, had vegetarian friend with us and no problems. Food came very quickly and was perfect . A little noisy first night frequented by workers but no problems at all."

Another reviewer said: "Been here several times on business, always at lunch so cannot comment on the night scene. It is a typical Wetherspoons, I have been in better ones but also worse. Great for a modest price lunch with well kept beers. Friendly staff."

The Bear, Maidenhead (3.5 stars)

Reading Chronicle:

It has got 306 reviews and 228 said vote in favour of the pub as being good.

The pub has been praised for having 'great gins', 'very nice staff' and 'good breakfast'.

Managers of the chain did have to explain to a reviewer that they don't stock Strongbow glasses after they complained a standard pint glass ruins a Strongbow beer.

One person said: "The best pub and restaurant in Maidenhead. Food always serve hot and delicious. Service impeccable especially Lauren who looks after us. Enjoyed my birthday celebration with my family Thank you and highly recommended."