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.

Castle Tap interior

The Castle Tap pub review

James Moore visits The Castle Tap, a light and airy west Reading community pub with good beer selection, lots of events and a friendly crowd.

Brewdog beer reading

A first look at BrewDog Reading

Craft brewing giants BrewDog have finally opened their first bar in Reading at the foot…

Park house bar outside

Park House Bar review

Park House Bar is a hidden, historic gem of a pub, on the University of Reading Campus. A beautiful space, with quirky atmosphere, interesting beer menu and excellent whiskey selection.

The Retreat exterior

The Retreat pub review

This month James Moore visits one of Reading’s best loved back street locals. A cosy, two bar, heritage pub The Retreat is much treasured by East Reading’s residents for its friendly community, charming landlord and its famous pickled onion competition!

Fox and Hounds pub Caversham

The Fox & Hounds, Caversham pub review

Pull up a stool for the excellent beer range, cosy covered garden and cracking roast dinners at Caversham’s award-winning pub The Fox & Hounds.

The Hop Leaf exterior

The Hop Leaf pub review

James Moore finds quality beers, a community spirit and pub games at Reading’s charming Hop Back Brewery pub, The Hop Leaf, on Southampton Street.

Nags Head Pub Reading

The Nag’s Head pub review

Explore Reading’s new pub reviewer James Moore samples one of the biggest draught beer selections in town at much-loved Reading pub, The Nag’s Head.