85-91 Chatham Street
Telephone(0118) 959 5500
Real AleReal FireFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsEvening MealsGamesCiderParkingSmokingDog FriendlySports TVServes LocAleLive MusicBeer Festivals
Opening times: 10.30-11.30; 10.30-1am Fri; 12-2am Sat; 12-11 Sun
Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride, Timothy Taylor Landlord, West Berkshire Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter

Named after Butler’s Wine Merchants, who operated from these premises many years ago, this is very much a ‘local’ in the heart of town. Taken over by a local consortium after a long period of Fuller's stewardship, there has been an ongoing process of upgrading both inside and out. Ales sourced from regionals and local breweries, with often some unusual choices for Reading. Live music is a weekly feature and draws large crowds.