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The Rose and Thistle, Reading - pub details

Rose and Thistle
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Address: 43 Argyle Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7YL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3886) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading West (0.2 miles), Reading (0.9 miles), Tilehurst (2.3 miles)

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Beware - Greene King IPA comes out of the froth machine - terrible - tasted like gassed up vinegar. Ordered food - 20 minutes to serve a microwave jacket potato and three day old salad. Have eaten here before and it has been OK. For good real ale use Nags Head in Russell Street.
joxer - 28 Jun 2013 18:39
Quick response to jeffisgame - yes it is Greene King but did sell guest beers as well and usually in fair/good nick. Why drive - there are regukar buses at the bottom and top of the road and it is near to Reading West station!! Anyway it's not that far a walk from the town centre and you could visit The Nags Head en route. I hear that Jo the Manageress has been promoted and has moved on so things may have changed but generally it is a pretty good pub which is comfortabel inside and has a large patio area at the rear. TV and darts only and RFC friendly.
mcroyal - 21 Nov 2012 12:54
just 2 things wromg whith this pub 1 its green king 2 where the hell do you park!
in a word never again
jeffisgame - 23 Dec 2011 20:57
We visited for the first time earlier this year and it now one of our regular watering holes. It has also become the local for our son and his Reading supporting friends and part of their home game days.
Although, being a Green King Pub, the range of beers offered is not huge or very varied they do usually have a special. The food is well prepared, served in large portions and good value for money. The bar staff all give the impression that they want to be there and are friendly and efficient.
beernut - 11 Sep 2011 21:37
Visited this pub recvently for the first time in many a long year and was pleasantly surprised with the new decor and the general feel of the place. The pool table has gone but they have kept a dartboard (albeit in a corner). The decor is modern and the large patio area at the rear must be a real bonus in the summer. Beers come from the standard Greene King range but there is often a "guest" or seasonal ale from the brewery. It does food most times of the day with special offers available. If you are coming from Reading West station and heading into town it's worth the very short detour to get to the R&T - you can then head towards the Nags Head after that!!
Good luck to Jo and team - an impressive change of direction for this pub.
mcroyal - 29 Mar 2011 14:59

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