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One of my favourite places to go and eat in our local area is the Tally Ho in Eversley which is probably about ten miles from Reading and about six miles from Wokingham. It is just on the edge of Eversley in a lovely rural setting and close to a river so it is a very nice place to go and have lunch or an evening meal but it will get busy. It is also part of the Blubeckers chain although this does not seem to be made so obvious as it once was and certainly on my last visit the menu did not seem to be the usual Blubeckers one.AS it is quite close to where I live, I go and eat at the Tally Ho quite often, either with family or friends, and i have always eaten good food and received good service.
The Tally Ho has a good variety on their menu and it is all pretty reasonably priced which makes it an ideal venue for a family meal. I wouldn't say that there is anything terribly unusual on the menu but there is definitely something for everyone including vegetarians. Also, a number of the main course dishes come in two sizes (with two different prices) meaning that you can choose how much you want to eat depending on the size of your appetite - and of course if you want to make room for dessert!
Starter prices range from about £3 to about £7 although you could opt for the 'Little Bit of Everything' Platter which costs £10.95 and is ideal for sharing. It includes Cheese topped potato skins, BBQ ribs, Cajun mushrooms, tempura prawns and garlic bread and is served with salsa and
sweet chilli sauce. It's great and although they say it is enough for two, four of us have shared it before and had enough and still had room for dessert!
There is also a good range of main courses and prices range from £7.25 (smaller portion of sausage and mash or homemade fish and chips) up to £17.95 (Surf and Turf 21 day aged sirloin steak). There are plenty of fish dishes and vegetarian ones too. On my last visit I had a delicious mushroom risotto which I absolutely loved. If you go on Sunday lunchtime, they also offer the traditional roast dinners, and there are also specials available every day.
I also seem to have kept on for saving some room for desserts and this is definitely worth doing and the portions are very generous so be warned! These cost roughly between $3 and £6.50 and there are lots of good old favourites such as apple crumble, banoffee pie and bread and butter pudding - all quite yummy but very filling! However, they do make a point of stating on the menu that they are happy to provide two spoons if you only want to share! I like the fact that they offer this as in many places you feel a bit embarrassed asking.
Children are well catered for at the Tally Ho and they have their own menu. Prices are mainly £4.95 but there are some meals that also come with a £6.95 price tag and provide two different sizes. This could be quite ideal for families with older children who have larger appetites but don't really like the dishes offered on the main menu. This seems another good idea to me. You can expect the usual sort of children's fare such as pasta, sausages, chicken gougons or burger - but isn't that exactly what children want? £4.95 does seem a little on the steep side for a child's meal but it does come with a free dessert which then actually makes it quite good value. There is also an outdoor children's area where they can amuse themselves if you want to linger over a coffee or dessert.
The Tally Ho seems to be a very popular place for celebrations and you will often see tables adorned with balloons. We went there for my husband's recent birthday celebration and we were very well looked after. They were also very happy for us to bring our own birthday cake which we handed over and someone brought out at the appropriate time with candles lit and a rendition of 'Happy Birthday!'
So overall I reckon that the Tally Ho is a good place to go out for a meal if you live in the Reading or Wokingham areas in Berkshire. The food is good, the service is friendly and there always seems to be a happy atmosphere. It really is a good place for families at lunch times , but also if you want to go out as a couple in the evenings it is just as good. For more information, you can visit:
If you decide to try it out, I hope you enjoy your meal as much as I have done!