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I happened to come across this place on a walk to my accommodation in the pouring rain with all my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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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
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2 weeks ago
1 Mar 2018
“A quiet sports free pub with a very good craft/cask beer selection”
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
120 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RJ, England
+44 118 958 0473
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited today and asked the lady behind the bar how strong a certain beer was as the pump clip did not indicate how strong it was. I was met with the response look at the board it says on the board. On the board it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

One guy who works here is at best disinterested and at worst rude. I've been several times in the last few months and the same thing happens if this guy is working. He hogs the best table in the place for himself to do something...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to come across this place on a walk to my accommodation in the pouring rain with all my luggage. The barman was very helpful in recommending the products (lots of craft beers and cider) I opted for the Cornish orchard on draught which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eitakbluetak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've moved to the area recently and live not far from this pub. The locals are friendly but their is a guy behind there that really shouldn't work with people. After seeing comments on here I see I'm not alone. I went in and asked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hugh K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian E
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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