Bars & Pubs

Bars & pubs in Reading. If you’re after a pint of real ale, a craft beer, an award-winning pub or a cocktail, find the best places to drink in Reading.

Your guide to the Reading Ale Trail

Take part in the Reading Ale Trail 2022 from Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA. Visit 24 fantastic local pubs, collect stickers for every half pint you try and earn free drinks at the Reading Beer Fest.

Strobelight Honey

First look at new Reading bar Strobelight Honey

Find out what the drinks and snacks are like at Strobelight Honey, the new craft beer basement bar from the team behind 7Bone Burger Co.

Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2019 guide

Sample over 450 different real ales, beers, ciders and UK wine at the 25th CAMRA Reading Beer & Cider Festival in Christchurch Meadows.

Who are Double-Barrelled Brewery?

West Reading microbrewery Double-Barelled Brewery is the first brewery to produce independent craft beers in Reading town. Discover their beers and their tap room.

The Allied Arms pub review

Reading’s much-loved, historic town centre boozer The Allied Arms has one of the town’s best beer gardens, a snug of a front room and 10 quality real ales on tap.

The Foresters Arms

The Foresters Arms pub review

The Foresters Arms is a welcoming back-street West Reading local and one of the last true two bar pubs in town, it’s featured in the good beer guide and is worth a visit.

Casa Bacardi Bar Reading

A first look at Reading’s pop up Casa Bacardi Bar

It’s big, it’s brash, it’s backed by Bacardi. Get a look inside Casa Bacardi the new pop up cocktail bar in the former Jamie’s Italian at the Oracle.

Fox and Hounds pub Caversham

The World Cup of Reading Pubs

The Fox & Hounds in Caversham was voted Reading’s favourite pub in our World Cup of Reading Pubs. See how Reading voted for its best pub in our recap.

The Fox and Hounds beer garden

The best beer gardens in Reading

Get your al fresco drinking on with Reading’s best beer gardens, pub terraces, and riverside bars, including The Fox and Hounds, The Allied Arms, The Purple Turtle and more.

Brewdog bar

BrewDog Reading review

Hip craft beer colossus BrewDog has finally come to Reading with a large new beer and burgers pub on Castle Street. Can the Scottish brewers resurrect the dead former Public space? Is the beer really worth London prices? Are their burgers banging? James Moore and Claire Slobodian review the beer, the bar and the menu at the new BrewDog Reading to find out.