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The Castle Tap, Reading - pub details

Address: 120 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 45208) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading West (0.6 miles), Reading (0.6 miles), Tilehurst (2.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 4 users)
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user reviews of the Castle Tap, Reading

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Whilst changing trains in Reading, we took the opportunity to try the Castle Tap out. It's a good walk of almost 15 minutes from the station and is a fairly small establishment. With a live band on, entry is from a side entrance in an alleyway. The pub was absolutely packed and the band seemed good too. Although we only got to hear their last 2 or 3 tracks. As we were leaving, another band was setting up. Just 3 real ales were on - West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Bingham's Junga Chinook & Tring Tea Kettle. In addition to a number of craft beers, there were also 4 ciders/perrys - Pang Valley Midway, Orchard Cottage Hitchcox Dry, Cleeve Hill Perry & Venton's Sweet Maid. Whilst it was too busy to fully appreciate (even the bar staff had run out of glasses), I thought this seemed like a really good pub and I will return one day.
blue_scrumpy - 10 Nov 2019 14:15
Very quiet (we were the only people in!) but an amazing selection of beers - all of them unusual. And they know all about their beers and can talk you through them. Definitely a place for the connoisseur.
Trev - 3 May 2019 20:22
No previous review and a 4/10 rating.

Just outside the town ring road. One large front room, high ceiling, classic pub furniture. No other punters. Surly barman who barely acknowledged a new potential customer.

Rear sports room to the back with a giant TV. Outside patio area, where I found some other patrons.

Beer was good - a couple of real ales on and I tried Bad Seed Brewery Old Skool. Which just about summed the place up.

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Mappiman - 20 Jul 2017 18:33

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