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“A dump”
Review of The Alehouse

The Alehouse
Ranked #6 of 48 Nightlife in Reading
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This was the sort of pub you tried to avoid in the inner cities in the 1970's. Filthy toilets, unfriendly staff, old men hogging the bar making it hard to get served and smoking e-cigarettes, yet it sells over-priced beer which is very mediocre. No TV, food, newspapers or atmosphere. Best avoided.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Ivan S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a late pint on Friday night. Good selection of beers served by passionate and friendly staff with a good eye for banter. Great seating options for cosy or group. Atmosphere and privacy well matched. Enjoyable venue.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Proper boozer, quirky regulars, I had great conversation about a number of things...Beer is Great, lot of Micro Brewery Stuff...ancient décor and graffiti etched in to wooden seats and stalls...toilet as you would expect...but actually not smelly. This is a Pub you are either going to love or hate and you will have to make the effort with the Locals...mind you Reading is a bit like that anyhow!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I like real pubs without musice etc but that this place just did not do it for me. It was late lunchtime and there was no atmosphere, people looked surly and unfriendly. Toilets were awful

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in on Fri night for a goblet - great beer choice and a few ciders - quirky proper old style pub - no frills just great beer - pretty good atmosphere with decent staff - no mobile phone rule which is a good call - well worth a visit - I'll tell you what can't remember what beer I had but could tucked in for the evening no problem!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Hame01
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