Reading Part 2   Distance 1.3 miles, walking time 26 minutes.
Reading is a large town in the county of Berkshire. Select pictures for a larger view.

AlehouseStart at the Alehouse. 2 Broad Street. RG1 2BH  01189508119
Open 11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun, No food. 

A 300 year old pub with an ever changing selection of real ales. Previously known as the Hobgoblin. There is a small bar at the front with several various sized booths at the rear of the pub. Mobile phones, children and dogs are banned from the bar but are welcome in other parts of the pub. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.
From the Alehouse, cross over Broad street into Minster street and follow the street round to reach Zero Degrees on your left.

Zero Degrees

Zero Degrees
The official address is 9 Bridge Street RG1 2LR but you can enter from Minster Street.
This is a brewpub, with the brewery actually in the bar. The beers are real ale lagers and quite delicious. There is a large restaurant area serving meals snacks and coffees and the prices are reasonable. Specializing in pizza, pasta and salads. Open from noon daily
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From the Bridge street exit, turn right and follow St Mary's Butts past the Church to the Allied Arms on your right.

Allied ArmsNext is Allied Arms

57, St Mary's Butts RG1 2LG.

Old traditional (1827) two bar pub with a good selection of well kept beers.  The pub has a popular garden at the back. Enter from the coach alley at the side of the pub. Free Wifi 13.7 Mbps. Opens 12noon (5pm Mon) closed Sun.  Higher than average prices in this pub, be warned!

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From the Allied arms cross St Mary's Butts and turn left to reach  The Horn.

The Horn

The Horn

2 Castle Street RG1 7RD
Large pub with a good atmosphere, good service and good beer. Next to Reading retail Market. Opens 11am daily.
Food Closed Mon; 5-9 Tue-Sat; 12-5 Sun

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From the ST Mary's Butts exit, turn right and go right again into Castle Street and find Sweeney and Todd.

Sweeney and Todd

Sweeney and Todd .
10 Castle Street. RG1 7RD 01189586466  12-10.30 Mon-Sat; Closed Sun
Food 12-9.30 Mon-Sat; Closed Sun.  4 changing beers.

Well, it looks like a pie shop from the front but through a curtain at the back of the tiny shop you will find a restaurant and bar serving real ales and delicious home made pies.
Friendly old style service, makes you feel so welcome. Open from 11am.

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Continue in the same direction, crossing the roundabout on its right side, to the Castle Tap

Castle Tap

Castle Tap .
120 Castle Street RG1 7RJ
11-11.00 Mon-Thu; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 11-10.30 Sun
This pub serves 5 changing beers. Pub Garden.  Limited parking at rear of pub.
Enjoy some cheese! Dog Friendly.

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This is really the last call of our jaunt but in case you have traveled to Reading by train I have included the Oakford Social club, opposite the railway station.

The Oakford Social Club

Oakford Social Club53 Blagrave Street RG1 1PZ  Open from noon every day with a good selection of ales and food. A huge place, nicely split up into many areas. Younger persons pub especially in the evening. Free wifi.  Food served all day until 10pm.
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