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Varsity, Reading - pub details

Used to be: Barracuda

Varsity

Address: 12-14 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1DB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27620) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading (0.2 miles), Reading West (0.9 miles), Earley (2.8 miles)

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I say it again - is there anybody at BITE who can take note of the changes we send you about pubs on your website???? This pub has not been called Varsity for a couple of years now and you are misleading the public if you don't allow your contributors to change the details!!!!
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mcroyal - 12 Aug 2011 23:04
This bar has recently re-opened as The Cape - real ale available but more of a young persons venue bar. South African theme.
mcroyal - 13 Aug 2010 14:35
Popped in the other day and tried the Andwell (it was the only one of four pumps working) - it was warm and tangy, eurgh. Early days but I suspect that quality will be pretty indifferent outside of the weekend.

The interior is a fairly bog-standard take on a town centre bar, IKEA fittings and some sofas. Apparently this place is managed by the same person who owns the Hook & tackle these days...?
Quinno - 13 Jul 2009 20:56
Real ale has been introduced to this bar. There were four handpumps when I visited and the beer range was Youngs Bitter; Marstons Pedigree; Wells Bombardier and a local beer - Andwell Brewery's Gold Muddler. (though it is possible that not all beers are on at any one time) The Bombardier was 1.95 a pint which is pretty good for a town centre venue bar these days.
mcroyal - 2 Jul 2009 11:28
Still enjoy this pub on a Saturday lunch time. Good deals on the drinks. The only down side is the terrible state the womens toilets are always in. I wish they would get the doors fixed so they lock!!!
palinlover - 15 May 2009 13:55

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