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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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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.”
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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120 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RJ, England
Website
+44 118 958 0473
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Reviewed yesterday

I got willingly stuck in Reading due to train travel west being storm-struck and went on a little crawl round the best real-ale pubs I could find. This one has a nice micropub feel to it and served me some good amber-brown-type beer ...can't remember...More

Thank Ian E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A light, lovely pub with plenty of drinks on offer but the bar woman was beyond rude. She charged me £20 for two halves, a pint and a non-alcoholic drink which seemed expensive. After adding it up myself I realised she had overcharged me by...More

Thank 96katesmith
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent selection of beers and ales and some ciders. Great place for to come in for a pint or two. Friendly people.

Thank rayrest
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

Thank adrian p
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

Thank KentishPilgrim
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

Thank LoveTravel724974
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

3  Thank thehippohaslanded
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
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
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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