8 St John's Street
Telephone(0118) 9376 9159
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyDisabled AccessGamesSmokingFunction RoomDog FriendlyNewspapersSports TVLive Music
Opening times: 4.30-11 Mon-Thu; 12-11.30 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

Arguably one of Reading’s best-loved back street boozers. It’s always been a hidden favourite for fans of unusual beers and after a few years in the wilderness, has returned to stability after new landlord took over in 2014. A good range of real ale is squeezed into the small bar. Locally renowned for regular live music and hosting local events. A quiz night is held every 2nd Wednesday of the month.