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The Alehouse, Reading - pub details

Previously called: The Hobgoblin

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Address: 2 Broad St, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2BH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 367) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading (0.3 miles), Reading West (0.9 miles), Earley (2.7 miles)

Chain: Hobgoblin

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 272 users)
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user reviews of the Alehouse, Reading

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Dirty pub with a lazy manager. Could do better. Freezing cold in winter as the door is left open. No food and dirty toilets. Probably the worst pub in Reading.
delpus - 14 Dec 2018 14:26
Old fashioned town centre pub close to station and with a range of real ales. Quite a scruffy place though - and the loos are disgusting!
Trev - 7 Apr 2017 20:14
Friendly pub, superb choice of real ales, a must for any real ale fans
hollybush33 - 28 Jan 2017 14:15
Not sure why I've never reported on this one before!

I popped in for a couple on Saturday evening, a Chocolate Orange Porter followed by a West Berkshire Stout, both were lovely but the stout just about won!

A variety of beers on and so nice to be out of the "golden beer" time of year!

Also, several real ciders on too!

As a previous poster says, the problem with this pub is that it stops you from trying others in the town.

Keep up the good work!
Ade.The.Raider - 23 Nov 2016 21:42
No visit to Reading is complete without a visit to the Alehouse. It certainly makes my top 20 pubs in the country. It was busy as usual on our early Tuesday evening visit. But despite its compact size and central location, I've never really found it crowded. 3 ales from West Berkshire - Dr Hexter's Healer, Swift Pale & Good Old Boy are supplemented by guests - Hackney Waimea, Siren Bre Broken Dream, Binghams Thirst Past The Post, Offbeat Outlandish Pale & Great Heck Washington Red. There were also 5 ciders and perries - Lilleys Wild Dog & Crazy Goat, Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry & Fiery Fox & Sandford Orchards Pear Shaped. They also still do mead from Lyme Bay - an excellent drink to finish on. This pub oozes character and has plenty of local characters too. Almost a 10/10. But I tend to save such scores for only 3 or 4 pubs. The only downside for me is that the Alehouse hinders me from seeking out new pubs in the town!
blue_scrumpy - 23 Sep 2015 21:41

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