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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 Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
All Bar One Bar 13 The Riverside, Reading RG1 2AG Entry
    Bar Iguana Bar 11 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LN Entry
      Be At One Bar 1 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Entry
        Bierhaus Pub 8 Queens Walk, Broad Street Mall, Reading RG1 7QF Entry
        Broad Street Bar & Kitchen Bar 81 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2AP Entry
          Browns Bar Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG Entry
            Cafe Rouge Restaurant Unit R16, The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG Entry
              Caffeine & Cocktails Bar Unit 5, Kings Walk, Reading RG1 2HG Entry
                Coconut Bar & Kitchen Bar 62-63 St Mary’s Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Entry
                  Dickens Bar and Brasserie Bar 10-12 King Street, Reading RG1 2HE Entry
                    Lola Lo Bar 127 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP
                      Malmaison Bar Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX Entry
                        Matchbox Bar 5-6 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Entry
                          Milk Bar Bar 8 Merchants Place, Reading RG1 1DT Entry
                            O'Neill's Pub 4 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Entry
                            Oakford Social Club Pub 53 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PZ Entry
                            Pitcher & Piano Pub 18 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Entry
                              Revolución de Cuba Bar 138-141 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EX Entry
                              Revolution Bar 12-16 Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX Entry
                                Slug & Lettuce Restaurant King Street, Reading RG1 2AG Entry
                                  Smash Bar 5-6 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Entry
                                  Smokin' Billy's Bar 61 St. Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Entry
                                    Strobelight Honey Bar 7 Bone Burger Co. Basement, 60 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG
                                      The Alehouse Pub 2 Broad Street, Reading RG1 2BH Entry
                                      The Allied Arms Pub 57 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LG Entry
                                      The Blagrave Arms Pub 35 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PW Entry
                                        The Botanist Restaurant 1-5 King Street, Reading RG1 2HB Entry
                                          The Bugle Pub 144 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EX Entry
                                          The Corn Stores Bar 10 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 1SB Entry
                                          The Hope Tap Pub 99-105 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP Entry
                                          The Horn Pub 2 Castle Street, Reading RG1 2LS Entry
                                          The Monks Retreat Pub 163 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1HE Entry
                                            The Pavlov's Dog Bar 21-23 St Mary's Butts, Reading RG1 2LN Entry
                                            The Purple Turtle Bar 9 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR Entry
                                            The Sun Inn Pub 16 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD Entry
                                            The Three Guineas Pub Station Road, Reading RG1 1LY Entry
                                            Valpy Street Bar Bar 17-19 Valpy Street, Reading RG1 1AR Entry
                                              Walkabout Bar Wiston Terrace, Reading RG1 1DG Entry
                                              Wild Lime Bar 12-14 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Entry
                                                Yates's Pub 7-9 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DB Entry
                                                Zerodegrees Pub 9 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LR Entry

                                                  North of the town centre

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

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

                                                      East of the town centre

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

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

                                                              South of the town centre

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

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

                                                                West of the town centre

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

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

                                                                  Caversham

                                                                  Pubs in or near Caversham.

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

                                                                          London Road/King's Road

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

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

                                                                                  Wokingham Road

                                                                                  Pubs on or near the Wokingham Road.

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

                                                                                        Christchurch Road/Shinfield Road

                                                                                        Pubs on or near the Christchurch Road/Shinfield Road.

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

                                                                                            Whiteknights Park

                                                                                            Pubs in or near Whiteknights Park.

                                                                                            Name Type Contact(s) Address Entry in WhatPub Review(s)
                                                                                            Ice House University Bar Wessex Hall, Whitenights Road, Reading RG6 6BQ Entry
                                                                                            Northcourt Bar University Bar Northcourt Bar, Sherfield Hall, Sherfield Drive, Reading RG2 7EY
                                                                                              Park Bar University Bar Park Place, Windsor Hall, Whiteknights RG6 6BW
                                                                                                Park House University Bar Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR Entry
                                                                                                Wantage Bar University Bar Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JG

                                                                                                  Basingstoke Road

                                                                                                  Pubs on or near the Basingstoke Road.

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

                                                                                                      Bath Road

                                                                                                      Pubs on or near the Bath Road.

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

                                                                                                                Oxford Road

                                                                                                                Pubs on or near the Oxford Road.

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

                                                                                                                          Caversham Heights

                                                                                                                          Pubs in or near Caversham Heights.

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

                                                                                                                          Emmer Green

                                                                                                                          Pubs in or near Emmer Green.

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

                                                                                                                                    Woodley

                                                                                                                                    Pubs in or near Woodley.

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

                                                                                                                                                Earley

                                                                                                                                                Pubs in or near Earley.

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

                                                                                                                                                    Lower Earley

                                                                                                                                                    Pubs in or near Lower Earley.

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

                                                                                                                                                        Tilehurst

                                                                                                                                                        Pubs in or near Tilehurst.

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