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The Horns, Reading - pub details

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Address: Crazies Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 8LY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 32614) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Shiplake (1.7 miles), Wargrave (2.1 miles), Henley-on-thames (2.6 miles)

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Soup served without rolls. Bitter £4 a pint. I'll be staying away in future. You can buy beer for £2 a pint at Bingham's Brewery in Ruscombe and drink it at home without the Horns's canned music.
twm_sion_cati - 5 Feb 2014 16:18
Under new management again! You couldn't make it up.
I'll visit again soon and give a report.
twm_sion_cati - 22 Oct 2013 16:39
An attractive pub in this small hamlet a pleasant stroll up from Wargrave, it has the traditional appearance of a country inn, but once inside it has perhaps had a bit of a gastro pub makeover at some point. It’s not at all unpleasant, but just not quite as quaint and traditional as you may be expecting going on the outside.

It’s a good sized pub with a number of different rooms, although they all flow in to one another rather than being entirely separate. The flooring is a mixture of carpet and wood boards as well as some flagstones at the front. What appeared to be a dining area was off to the left, with the main drinking part of the pub being an L-shape around the bar counter. This was packed to capacity on a recent Saturday afternoon visit due to the television in the front bar showing the six nations rugby. The locals all seemed a friendly crowd. A small brick fire-place was at the rear of the bar, and this led through in to a light and airy room with pleasant views over the large garden and patio.

Beers on tap were just Brakespear Bitter and Hobgoblin. The solitary cider was Symonds Founders Reserve.
Blackthorn - 19 Mar 2013 22:52
We visited the Horns on a frosty day circular walk from Wargrave. We arrived early so were the first ones in.

The Horns looks like a village pub from the outside but inside it is trying to be a restaurant. The decor in the pub area is pretty bland with the pub seemingly concentrating on the restaurant end.The new owners only took over a month ago so it's still work in progress, but in my opinion there's a way to go.

Beer - it's a Brakspear pub so guess what - they had Brakspear Bitter and Oxford Gold plus Wychwood Hobgoblin. Before arrival at the pub I predicted this to my fellow walkers and was of course correct. Why can't Brakspear let pubs choose their own guest beer instead of seemingly insisting on them using Wychwood all the time because they are both part of Refresh UK Group. We plumped for Hobgoblin and it wasn't wonderful at all - quite sharp. A punishment for being first in ? 2 of us changed for the second round to the Bitter (something I wouldn't usually do) and quite frankly that wasn't much better.

At around 1215 we asked if food was available. Yes said our barman, we're just producing the menu. Odd to find a pub where the menu isn't ready at opening time. At 1230 the menu appeared, the paper still warm from the printer. A bit disorganised here.

The food was not normal pub grub - no Cod and Chips or Cheeseburger - and prices reflected this. I went for Grilled Plaice with Chips ( which were really French Fries). My colleagues went for Liver which they enjoyed but which had a garnish on top which they never really identified.

In summary The Horns was a bit of a disappointment. The new owner may need more time to get it how he wants it, but I suspect it will end up more restaurant than pub. Sorting out the beer quality would be a start

ramblethenlunch - 7 Dec 2012 09:46
Recently visited this pub, was really really disappointed. Went there because it was a lovely day and the pub used to have a beautiful garden with several animals and ponies too. This had all gone!!

It is a great shame as the previous people had got this pub running really well, lovely surroundings, lovely food and beer!

We didn't bother staying for food as the staff didn't seem very friendly, it is a shame the previous landlord and landlady have moved on as they were always so friendly and welcoming.

Not sure if other people are feeling the same as there were only 2 other people in the pub, everytime we had been it was always packed.

Won't be going back unless things improved dramatically!
Jca_bugs_jc - 1 Mar 2012 17:28

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