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The Castle Tap

120 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RJ, England
+44 118 958 0473
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A quiet sports free pub with a very good craft/cask beer selection

Nice pub for having a quiet chat and some well kept unusual beers. In my top 3 for Reading centre... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
adrian p
A goodly choice of beer and a similar spread of Ciders.

Finding the car park can be a bit of a challenge, being buried in a one way traffic system of... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
KentishPilgrim
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Superb real ale and craft beer pub on the fringe of Reading town centre. Serving a extensive range of cask, keg and bottled beers.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible9%
1 Mar 2018
“A quiet sports free pub with a very good craft/cask beer selection”
31 Oct 2017
“A goodly choice of beer and a similar spread of Ciders.”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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120 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RJ, England
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Nice pub for having a quiet chat and some well kept unusual beers. In my top 3 for Reading centre, the others being Nags and Alehouse. One member of staff out of the several they have can be quite grumpy(as other reviews say), other staff...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Finding the car park can be a bit of a challenge, being buried in a one way traffic system of narrow victorian terraces, but it is there for the first dozen attendees. Easier to find by foot. Start from the Police Station and head East...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A good local pub. Limited options in terms food (cheese board only) but a good range of drinks stocked including unusually mead. Very friendly couple run the pub but the live in barman generally makes it clear he doesn't want to be there and customers...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We liked this pub when it first opened and included it in our pub route when in Reading. The bar staff were friendly and there were some cracking beers to be had. Sadly no more. The last couple of times we've popped in we've been...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went in for a quiet drink, to find a absent bar, and waited 5 minutes to even see anyone to take our drinks order. The barman was rude and dismissive as if we were a 'pain'. We were made to feel very unwelcome and...More

2  Thank rebeccasmith578382
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the pub on the way home as a treat as we had been before and enjoyed it. On entry the place stunk which we later found the cause to be the member of staff. There was no greeting or "what can I get...More

2  Thank T4msp
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Bored. Poor ambience...no tv. No real music. Poor decor. Very average cheese board. Also very expensive .rather try the nags

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

If you are an ale or cider fan, like a basic pub with no TV or music and slightly grumpy bar staff, this has got to be on your list. Pros for me:- Strong cider c8% No music or TV when I visited Grumpy bar...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The pub is a basic boozer, not bad in itself but we weren't made to feel welcome and the beer wasn't good.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely and quiet with vast range of beers and a great cheese board. Just need them to add Barkham Blue to it and we're sorted!

1  Thank Jennimonty
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