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Nag's Head

5 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XD, England
+44 7765 880137
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“proper pub” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Pub, British
5 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Featuring in the last 16 of the 2018 CAMRA Pub of the Year competition, it is fair to say that this pub is one of the best in the country! The Nag’s Head boasts one of the largest draught beer selections in town. There’s usually...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I was walking the Thames Path and needed an overnight stop in Reading. By chance I ended up in the Court View B&B a few doors up ( very good) and after the 18 miles that day reckoned I'd earned a pint. The Nags Head...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stan B
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Good range of beers, made very welcome, excellent service and a lovely pie - I’ll be back 😁 Friends enjoying good company of others but not awkward to being flying solo.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Xidos
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Oh wow the best Sunday lunch I've had for such a long time. Nice and simple went fir the Beef it was to die for, and the vegetables were piping hot throughout the meal. The pub is quirky and has a lot to look at....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank tam2lou
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a real ale, craft ale and cider mecca for beer aficionados. A wide range of beers and styles are available including rarer dark ales. Most days the food is simple rolls and pies with roasts on a Sunday which I have yet to...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank HantsShazam
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Nags is unquestionably the best proper traditional Camra drinking pub in Reading. The 12 real ales are constantly changing giving real variety, the 16 or so ciders are served to your choice of chilled or room temperature and porky scratchings most excellent. This is...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank RichardJayne
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great proper pub on Russell St. Serious selection of beer and spirits. Absolutely gorgeous Sunday Roast and sticky toffee pudding. Service is very friendly. Great outdoor beer yard, a real sun trap! Many the happy visit has been had to this pub.

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Declan C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On March 19th, I did the Reading Half Marathon and I can honestly say, I will never forget the Nag's Head on the back of it! Their locals and staff outside cheering on the runner and handing out wee snifters for any runner wanting it!...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I come in here from time to time for a catch up with a friend of mine. Every time I come in, it's busy, it's bustling, and it's got the biggest range of ales available to try. If you drink ale, Nag's Head is for...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic value for money, nice atmosphere if a bit busy to be served at once. Nice local with local ales, I got what I expected and would definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank mas_shepherd
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Questions & Answers
26 October 2018|
Response from Xidos | Reviewed this property |
They serve a delicious choice of pies - pie & pint rather than bar food - and they’re very good 👍🏼
14 August 2017|
Response from laura_eva |
Why is this the least LGBT friendly pub in Reading, why is everyone so bigoted, like its the local UKIP, EDL, meeting up place ?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 7765 880137
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