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Hook & Tackle, Reading

Katesgrove Lane
Phone: 01189500830

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Moby Duck left this review about Hook & Tackle

A little off the beaten track but a fairly smart looking pub and the recent refurb works quite well. Three handpulls with just two in use,the beers available were very mainstream, London Pride and Blacksheep Bitter, both at a very good price of £3.00 a pint, however the quality of my pint of the latter wasn't great regardless of it being the first pint served of the day.If they can up the beer quality here I would consider a return,but as it stands,not likely although I did like the pub itself.

On 25th March 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Hook & Tackle

Re-opened after long period of closure. Has been refurbed. Three ales on, national brands. First visit found ale that was tepid in a hot glass. Latest visit found surprisingly good quality - so perhaps they're picking it up. Beers this time were Marstons Pedigree and two from Ringwood.

July 2011
Tucked away and overshadowed by the IDR flyover, this pub battles on, year upon year under different licensees. There's usually a couple of ales available (mainstream brands such as Youngs, Wells and Courage) with the condition being variable. Clientèle can occasionally be quite scary, depending on how well the latest incumbent has done in keeping order. Known as Tanners Arms until mid 1980's.

On 2nd March 2015 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about Hook & Tackle

A pub located in a Victorian building in a nice location almost on the Kennet & Avon Canal, well it would be if a modern flyover didn't get in between, but there's still a decent outside drinking area. Inside it's fairly open plan and roughly L shaped in plan with the usual screens and machines, there's a juke box with a good line in Irish music and a pool table at the back. The front short part forms a more snug area which appears popular with the regulars. Four handpumps with only a mediocre Bombardier on offer, a nearby blackboard offers the delights of Hobgoblin, Greene King IPA, Directors and Doombar. I liked the Irish music best. Live music, Karaoke and open mic nights are also hosted.

On 19th July 2013 - no rating submitted
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