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The Bell Inn, Ramsbury

Although one cannot fault the excellent local Ramsbury beers I found the atmoshphere of the pub a bit souless. The contemporary decor suggested a restaurant rather than a pub. Visit for the Beer not the Art.

17 Jun 2009 16:41

The Jolly Anglers, Reading

Just been informed that the pub has closed again! My source informs me that

"Bad news I'm afraid.The Jolly Anglers closed last night.John 'was only told at 1430' yesterday.Apparently Enterprise Inns have sold it on 'for residential development'. I only found out last night at 1030 and went down to the closing down party - all beer £1 per pint.There was as you can imagine a lot of p****d up p****d off people there."

Sad days...

17 Jun 2009 13:28

The Fishermans Cottage, Reading

New people and a fresh coat of paint. Opened over the Easter weekend but stood in the shadows of The Angler’s Arms with their excellent beer Festival. Proper review of the ‘Fish’ next week.

14 Apr 2009 13:47

The Jolly Anglers, Reading

Excellent beer festival over the Easter weekend. A landlord who knew his beers and kept them well. A good start for this often maligned pub with its chequered history. We can only wish it well. [The nearby Fisherman’s Cottage opened at the weekend but was obviously not attracting the punters who chose the Anglers instead.]

14 Apr 2009 13:06

The Buddle Inn, Niton

Heading down from the Coast Path I was really looking forward to visiting this pub. What a disappointment – extreme short measure on my pint, surly staff and a chap who followed me outside stood in the doorway smoking then spat on the patio. Hope this is not true of other people’s experiences.

9 Apr 2009 16:58

The Six Bells, Beenham

Visited prior to Christmas and it's a pleasant walk from Midgham station and a short descent to Aldermaston [The Butt Inn].

Mr Chubbs on tap and a quiet but welcoming atmosphere. No menu as they appeared to be gearing up for xmas parties so no comment.

28 Dec 2008 10:40

The Catherine Wheel, Goring

This pub is going strong and I visited yesterday - four real ales and a real fire. Pleasant barstaff so whats the problem?

28 Dec 2008 10:22

The Bear and Dragon, Tilehurst

Another one bites the dust. From the GetReading website - A Popular Tilehurst pub is to close after administrators were unable to find a buyer.

The Bear in Park Lane is one of 14 pubs being shut by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after operator Orchid was plunged into administration.

24 Dec 2008 14:43

The Warwick Arms, Reading

Back in business and run by the same crew as at The Lyndhurst and The Moderation. Emphasis on Thai food yet serving good real ales. Decor is Thai and maybe exotic but gives it a cold atmosphere.

23 Dec 2008 16:26

The Blagrave Arms, Reading

It does appear to be back in business and if they keep proper hours could stand in for the hopeless 3Bs which has cut back its hours and lost trade.

23 Dec 2008 16:22

The Walter Arms, Sindlesham

Get Reading 28/11 - "The Walter Arms opened earlier this month and is pulling back those regulars who had seen their Sindlesham local shut for six months.

“It was like it had frozen in time,” said Nathan, the new owner of the typically Victorian building. “We came in two months ago and there were half empty pints on the bar.”

So open but needs an inspection as to its ale and ambience. From the article I got the impression they were more food than beer. What do you think Quinno?

5 Dec 2008 14:15

The Oakford Social Club, Reading

I believe this may be under new management. Last Sunday afternoon there were no real ales and no newspapers. I hope this was just a one off and not a regular occurence.

5 Dec 2008 14:11

The Jolly Anglers, Reading

Closed and boarded up.

1 Dec 2008 14:23

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