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Reading has more than a hundred pubs and bars (and more besides in the surrounding villages) where people can meet, relax and socialise. The pubs and bars range in style from traditional pubs to modern bars, individual pubs to pubs in national chains, family-friendly pubs to more adult-oriented pubs with a rich variety within those spectrums. Many have food available and a substantial number have occasional live music.

Further information about the pubs can be found in the pubs’ own websites, and some groups and individuals publish their own guides to Reading’s pubs. These groups/individuals include:

This page aims to have a comprehensive list of Reading's pubs and bars with links to further details in sources such as the listings above.

Pubs and Bars in Reading

Reading’s pubs, grouped by area:

  • The lists give an indication of whether the establishment is a pub, a bar, a restaurant or a club though there is some blurring between those definitions:
    • Pubs tend to be more traditional and relaxed while bars tend to be more modern (often with a specific theme), but there are plenty of exceptions.
    • Restaurants in the list are primarily just that, but with a bar.
    • Clubs are usually only available to their members and their guests.
  • Inclusion in the lists below doesn’t imply any recommendation and omission from the list is simply an error.
  • The number of pubs is declining nationally so, although it is relatively unusual, be aware that you may occasionally find a pub/bar in this list has closed. It happens.
  • The Ding is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Reading town centre

Pubs in central Reading.

Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
All Bar One Bar 13 The Riverside, Reading RG1 2AG Location Entry
    Bar Iguana Bar 11 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LN Location Entry
      Be At One Bar 1 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Location Entry
        Bierhaus Pub 8 Queens Walk, Broad Street Mall, Reading RG1 7QF Location Entry
        Broad Street Bar & Kitchen Bar 81 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AP Location Entry
          Browns Bar Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG Location Entry
            Cafe Rouge Restaurant Unit R16, The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG Location Entry
              Caffeine & Cocktails Bar Unit 5, Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HG Location Entry
                Coconut Bar & Kitchen Bar 62-63 St Mary’s Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Location Entry
                  Dickens Bar and Brasserie Bar 10-12 King Street, Reading RG1 2HE Location Entry
                    Lola Lo Bar 127 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP Location
                      Malmaison Bar Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX Location Entry
                        Matchbox Bar 5-6 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Location Entry
                          Milk Bar Bar 8 Merchants Place, Reading RG1 1DT Location Entry
                            O'Neill's Pub 4 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Location Entry
                            Oakford Social Club Pub 53 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PZ Location Entry
                            Pitcher & Piano Pub 18 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Location Entry
                              Revolución de Cuba Bar 138-141 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EX Location Entry
                              Revolution Bar 12-16 Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX Location Entry
                                Slug & Lettuce Restaurant King Street, Reading RG1 2AG Location Entry
                                  Smash Bar 5-6 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Location Entry
                                  Smokin' Billy's Bar 61 St. Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Location Entry
                                    The Alehouse Pub 2 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2BH Location Entry
                                    The Allied Arms Pub 57 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Location Entry
                                    The Blagrave Arms Pub 35 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PW Location Entry
                                      The Botanist Restaurant 1-5 King Street, Reading RG1 2HB Location Entry
                                        The Bugle Pub 144 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EX Location Entry
                                        The Corn Stores Bar 10 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 1SB Location Entry
                                        The Hope Tap Pub 99-105 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP Location Entry
                                        The Horn Pub 2 Castle Street, Reading RG1 2LS Location Entry
                                        The Monks Retreat Pub 163 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1HE Location Entry
                                          The Pavlov's Dog Bar 21-23 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LN Location Entry
                                          The Purple Turtle Bar 9 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Location Entry
                                          The Sun Inn Pub 16 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD Location Entry
                                          The Three Guineas Pub Station Road, Reading RG1 1LY Location Entry
                                          Valpy Street Bar Bar 17-19 Valpy Street, Reading RG1 1AR Location Entry
                                            Walkabout Bar Wiston Terrace, Reading RG1 1DG Location Entry
                                            Wild Lime Bar 12-14 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Location Entry
                                              Yates's Pub 7-9 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Location Entry
                                              Zerodegrees Pub 9 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LR Location Entry

                                                North of the town centre

                                                Pubs a few minutes’ walk to the north of the town centre.

                                                Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                Great Western Railways Staff Association Club
                                                  58 Station Hill, Reading RG1 1NB Location Entry
                                                  The Gateway Pub 31 Greyfriars Road, Reading RG1 1PA Location Entry
                                                  The Greyfriar Pub 53 Greyfriars Road, Reading RG1 1PA Location Entry
                                                  The Moderation Pub 213 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8BB Location Entry
                                                  Toby Carvery, Caversham Bridge Restaurant Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ Location Entry

                                                  East of the town centre

                                                  Pubs a few minutes’ walk to the east of the town centre.

                                                  Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                  Back of Beyond Pub 104-108 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BY Location Entry
                                                    Bel & the Dragon Pub Gas Works Road, Reading RG1 3EQ Location Entry
                                                      Forbury's Restaurant & Wine Bar Restaurant 1 Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3BB Location Entry
                                                        The Eldon Arms Pub 19 Eldon Terrace, Reading RG1 4DX Location Entry
                                                        The Fisherman's Cottage Pub 224 Kennet Side, Reading RG1 3DW Location Entry
                                                        The Lyndhurst Pub 88 Queens Road, Reading RG1 4DG Location Entry
                                                        The Outlook Pub 76-78A Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BJ Location Entry
                                                          The Retreat Pub 8 St John's Street, Reading RG1 4EH Location Entry
                                                          Thirsty Bear Pub 110 King's Road, Reading RG1 3BY Location Entry

                                                          South of the town centre

                                                          Pubs a few minutes’ walk to the south of the town centre.

                                                          Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                          Global Cafe Bar 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS Location Entry
                                                          Great Expectations Pub 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS Location Entry
                                                          The Hook and Tackle Pub Katesgrove Lane, Reading RG1 2ND Location Entry
                                                            The Hop Leaf Pub 163-165 Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2QZ Location Entry
                                                            The Pheasant Pub 225 Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2RB Location Entry
                                                            The Turks Pub 31 London Road, Reading RG1 5BJ Location Entry

                                                            West of the town centre

                                                            Pubs a few minutes’ walk to the west of the town centre.

                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                            Brewdog Reading Bar 11 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7SB Location Entry
                                                            Sweeney & Todd Pub 10 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD Location Entry
                                                              The Butler Pub 85-91 Chatham Street, Reading RG1 7DS Location Entry
                                                              The Castle Tap Pub 120 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RJ Location Entry

                                                              Caversham

                                                              Pubs in or near Caversham.

                                                              Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                              Alto Lounge Bar 32-32a Church Street, Caversham, RG4 8AU Location Entry
                                                              Boaters' Bar Pub Thames and Kennet Marina, Henley Road, Caversham RG4 6LQ Location Entry
                                                                Caversham Working Mens Club Club 36 Church Street, Caversham RG4 8AU Location Entry
                                                                  Prince of Wales Pub 76 Prospect Street, Caversham RG4 8JN Location Entry
                                                                  The Baron Cadogan Pub 22-24 Prospect Street, Caversham RG4 8JG Location Entry
                                                                  The Clifton Arms Pub Gosbrook Road, Caversham RG4 8BS Location Entry
                                                                  The Crown Pub 3 Bridge Street, Caversham RG4 8AA Location Entry
                                                                  The Fox & Hounds, Caversham Pub 51 Gosbrook Road, Caversham RG4 8BN Location Entry
                                                                  The Griffin Pub 10/12 Church Road, Caversham RG4 7AD Location Entry
                                                                  The Island Restaurant Pipers Island, Caversham Bridge, Caversham RG4 8AH Location Entry
                                                                  The Red Cow Pub 56 Star Road, Caversham RG4 5BE Location Entry
                                                                  Tipsy Bean Bar 18 Prospect Street, Caversham RG4 8JG Location Entry
                                                                    Travellers Rest Pub 108 Henley Road, Caversham RG4 5DL Location Entry

                                                                      London Road/King's Road

                                                                      Pubs on or near the London Road/King's Road.

                                                                      Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                      Hope & Bear Pub 151-153 London Road, Reading RG1 5DE Location Entry
                                                                      Piwnica Pub Restaurant
                                                                        81 London Road, Reading Location Entry
                                                                        Salisbury Conservative Club Club 316 Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HX Location Entry
                                                                        The Dairy University Bar Building L14, London Road Campus, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5AQ Location Entry
                                                                        Up The Junction Bar 231 London Road, Reading RG1 3NY Location Entry

                                                                        Wokingham Road

                                                                        Pubs on or near the Wokingham Road.

                                                                        Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                        The Palmer Tavern Pub 128 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1JL Location Entry
                                                                        The Roebuck Pub 37 Auckland Road, Reading RG6 1NY Location Entry
                                                                        The Three Tuns Pub 191 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1LT Location Entry

                                                                        Christchurch Road/Shinfield Road

                                                                        Pubs on or near the Christchurch Road/Shinfield Road.

                                                                        Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                        The Queen's Head Pub 54 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AZ Location Entry
                                                                        The Sportsman Pub 201 Shinfield Road, Reading RG2 7DS Location Entry

                                                                        Whiteknights Park

                                                                        Pubs in or near Whiteknights Park.

                                                                        Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                        Ice House University Bar Wessex Hall, Whitenights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ Location Entry
                                                                        Northcourt Bar University Bar Northcourt Bar, Sherfield Hall, Sherfield Drive, Reading RG2 7EY Location
                                                                          Park Bar University Bar Park Place, Windsor Hall, Whiteknights RG6 6BW Location
                                                                            Park House University Bar Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR Location Entry
                                                                            Wantage Bar University Bar Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JG Location
                                                                              The Palmer Tavern Pub 128 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1JL Location Entry
                                                                                The Roebuck Pub 37 Auckland Road, Reading RG6 1NY Location Entry
                                                                                  The Three Tuns Pub 191 Wokingham Road, Reading RG6 1LT Location Entry

                                                                                    Basingstoke Road

                                                                                    Pubs on or near the Basingstoke Road.

                                                                                    Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                    Fidget & Bob Bar The Plaza, Kennet Island, Reading RG2 0GX Location Entry
                                                                                    The Trooper Potts Pub Unit B2, 350 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0NT Location Entry
                                                                                    The World Turned Upside Down Pub 387 Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0JE Location Entry

                                                                                    Bath Road

                                                                                    Pubs on or near the Bath Road.

                                                                                    Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                    Calcot Park Golf Club Club Calcot Park, Calcot RG31 7RN Location Entry
                                                                                      George & Dragon Pub 162 Bath Road, Reading RG30 2HA Location Entry
                                                                                        Kennet Valley Social Club Club Holybrook Centre, Carter's Rise, Calcot RG31 7YT Location Entry
                                                                                          Mansion House Restaurant Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND Location Entry
                                                                                            The Foresters Arms Pub 79-81 Brunswick Street, Reading RG1 6PE Location Entry
                                                                                            The Southcote Restaurant Southcote Lane, Reading RG30 3AB Location Entry

                                                                                              Oxford Road

                                                                                              Pubs on or near the Oxford Road.

                                                                                              Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                              Double-Barrelled Brewery Tap Pub Unit 20 Stadium Way, Reading RG30 6BX Location Entry
                                                                                              Rose & Thistle Pub 43 Argyle Road, Reading RG1 7YL Location Entry
                                                                                                The Curzon Club Club 362 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1AQ Location Entry
                                                                                                  The Nag's Head Pub 5 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XD Location Entry
                                                                                                  The Pond House Pub 738 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EH Location Entry
                                                                                                    The Royal Albion Pub 642 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EH Location Entry
                                                                                                      The Spread Eagle Pub 117 Norfolk Road, Reading RG30 2EG Location Entry
                                                                                                      The White Eagle Pub 344A Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1AQ Location Entry
                                                                                                        The Wishing Well Pub 280 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1AD Location Entry

                                                                                                        Caversham Heights

                                                                                                        Pubs in or near Caversham Heights.

                                                                                                        Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                        The Caversham Rose Pub Kidmore Road, Caversham RG4 7NH Location Entry

                                                                                                        Emmer Green

                                                                                                        Pubs in or near Emmer Green.

                                                                                                        Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                        Gardeners Arms Pub
                                                                                                          48 Surley Row, Emmer Green RG4 8NA Location Entry
                                                                                                          Reading Golf Club Club 17 Kidmore End Road, Emmer Green RG4 8SG Location Entry
                                                                                                          The Black Horse Pub
                                                                                                            16 Kidmore End Road, Emmer Green RG4 8SE Location Entry
                                                                                                            The White Horse Pub 9 Kidmore End Road, Emmer Green RG4 8SD Location Entry

                                                                                                            Woodley

                                                                                                            Pubs in or near Woodley.

                                                                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                            Bosco Lounge Bar 55a-b Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JX Location Entry
                                                                                                            Good Companions Pub 149 Loddon Bridge Road, Reading RG5 4AG Location Entry
                                                                                                            The Bull & Chequers Pub Woodley Green, Woodley RG5 4QP Location Entry
                                                                                                            The Chequers Pub 198-200 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley RG5 3JH Location Entry
                                                                                                            The Shepherds House Pub London Road, Woodley RG6 1BD Location Entry
                                                                                                            The Waterside Pub Fairwater Drive, Woodley RG5 3EZ Location Entry

                                                                                                            Earley

                                                                                                            Pubs in or near Earley.

                                                                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                            Earley Home Guard Social Club Club 22 Pitts Lane, Earley RG6 1BT Location Entry
                                                                                                            The George Pub 179 Wokingham Road, Earley RG6 7EN Location Entry

                                                                                                            Lower Earley

                                                                                                            Pubs in or near Lower Earley.

                                                                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                            Earley Retreat Pub Chalfont Close, Lower Earley RG6 5HZ Location Entry
                                                                                                            Seven Red Roses Pub 19 Maiden Place, Lower Earley RG6 3HA Location Entry
                                                                                                            Toby Carvery, Lower Earley Restaurant Unit 2, The Square, Chalfont Way, Lower Earley RG6 5HJ Location Entry

                                                                                                            Tilehurst

                                                                                                            Pubs in or near Tilehurst.

                                                                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Location Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                                            Royal British Legion, Tilehurst Club Downing Road, Tilehurst RG31 5BB Location Entry
                                                                                                            The Butchers Arms Pub
                                                                                                              9 Lower Armour Road, Reading RG31 6HH Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Fox & Hounds, Little Heath Pub 116 City Road, Reading RG31 5SB Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Plough Pub 78 School Road, Reading RG31 5AW Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Prince Pub 111 School Road, Reading RG31 5BQ Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Royal Oak Pub 69 Westwood Glen, Reading RG31 5NW Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Tylers Rest Pub 149 Norcot Road, Reading RG30 6BS Location Entry
                                                                                                              The Victoria Pub
                                                                                                                1 Norcot Road, Reading RG30 6BP Location Entry
                                                                                                                The Water Tower Pub 160 Park Ln, Reading RG31 4DU Location Entry