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Wynford Arms, Reading

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Closed in Spring 2015 and the premises are now boarded up.
Beermole - 31 Dec 2015 19:55
Friendly landlord, friendly bar staff, can be a liitle bit dead in the week but very lively at weekends. Yes this is a gay pub but anyone comfortable in their own sexuality will enjoy it.........chelsea greg, mcroyal and Lord Jason, are you all curious but afraid to admit it or just completely ignorant and a waste of oxygen?; the former I would wager....that means the first one lads!

Beer is good, massive selection of spirits and liquers, good pool table, juke box expensive boot a good selection of music.

All in all, not the best gaybar I've been in but certainly not the worst, worth a visit whether your'e gay or straight!
Thebeernecesseties - 15 Jun 2011 08:48
Well this place has certainly changed, the previously drab interior is now much improved, staff are friendly and attentive and a good selection of drinks with offers. Only criticism is the Saturday DJ was less than engaging, having said that the atmosphere was great.

I don't know if there are new owners but there has certainly been a few changes since I was there a couple of years ago.
cg705070gl - 25 May 2010 11:55
Truly awful; avoid like the plague..
fender100 - 5 May 2010 17:23
The old landlord has departed and so sadly has the beer quality. It was down to one ropey pint of Shepherd Neame when I went in the other night.
Quinno - 13 Jul 2009 21:04
I had a decent pint of Adnams' Bitter in here recently.

It's not a fantastic pub (I was there during the day, and it was rather dark inside), but friendly and serves a reasonable pint.
beerPrincess - 8 Jul 2008 22:26
Popped in briefly for a couple of pints on Saturday night. It's an ok pub, was busy, had a bit of a wait to be served but the staff were friendly enough. Managed to get a seat but between the music and the grag queen, we couldn't hear a word. The lager was a little ropey, tasted like it was the end of the barrel or the pumps needed cleaning.

There is a tiny smoking area outside which was rammed, apparently there is a roof terrace but that was closed for some reason. The toilets were a mess, no loo roll, in need to a good clean and the disabled loo had no toilet seat.

All in all, your average gay bar.
FuzzyKipper - 7 Apr 2008 01:57
Conforms to many gay bar stereotypes - lit up like a 70's disco, with overly loud music and blinds on the windows.

So I was shocked to go in and discover that they have two constantly changing ales which were in fair-to-good condition. Some literature scattered round to broaden your mind as well.

Digital jukebox is free before 6:30pm, though the choice of music is very limited - no Blue Monday? That's the biggest-selling 12" single of all time, you know!

Give it a try - preferable to the Malthouse, the other gay bar in the town centre.
Quinno - 19 Feb 2008 19:49
Popped in after avoiding it for many years, still the same old viciously sad queens knocking back the vodka. Beers not very good, clientele range from the usual screamy-queens to the downright scary types who just lurk.
Nero - 14 Mar 2007 11:34
It is a gay pub - for men mainly. I have had some good nights in here, everyone seems friendly and don't hassle you, especially if you are female. The jukebox is quite bad though but if you like cheesey music, you'll be very happy here!
snorkler - 10 Dec 2006 14:51
Maybe its just me but everyone in there seems gay??

anonymous - 20 Jan 2006 05:55
Since the revamp it's improved loads, with new friendly staff and what seems to be a big improvement in the air quality. Prices are good and the music, although sometimes 'handbag house' isn't bad either. At least worth a visit. It's got a really friendly vibe.
Ky - 29 Mar 2004 15:58
Very smoky pub, with appallingly tacky cabaret acts. The staff are a tad on the cliquey side but not a bad gay pub all in all.
Jonathan - 5 Mar 2004 21:21
a horror of a pub,the lane next to it has a more friendly atsmosphere.It also has poor sub standard ventaliation so enjoy the smoke filled bar..and as for the staff..enjoy the wait ..its all part of the service.....nuff said
READINGCITYMALE - 12 Jan 2004 20:34
What clown decided to close the pub just before Christmas for a refurb?
PsychO - 24 Nov 2003 09:59
Generally okay but mind the glee club who sit at the bar and slag off the customers.
Chris - 31 Aug 2003 15:41
Friendly gay pub with occasional live acts.
Vindaloo - 26 Aug 2003 16:06

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