Retreat8 St John's Street
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.