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The Sun Inn, Reading

16 Castle Street

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Quinno _ left this review about The Sun Inn

What can I say? The place smells and ale quality is frequently awful. There's a classic pub waiting to get out.

Jan 2012
New licensees a while back. Inside has had a much-needed spruce-up. Now up to half a dozen ales available though choice is rarely awe-inspiring, usually major national brands. Slow turnover means they can be out-of-condition a little too often. Bar billiards available, which makes it worth a look.

June 2009
Old coaching inn that claims to date from the 17th century. Interior is, as well-described below, 'rambling' and 'disjointed'. This should be one of Reading's best pubs but the beer is usually pretty awful and as a consequence, most of its custom has disappeared. Shame.

On 16th July 2016 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Sun Inn

A nice looking pub inside and out, all in keeping with its claims to be one of the oldest pubs in Reading,I found it to be a very friendly and comfortable place all in all and if it wasn't for the lack of beer choice would have happily stayed for a second pint, of the three pumps on the bar only one was operating and this was serving up Adnams Southwold Bitter,an ordinary pint at the best of times but it was well kept all the same. I did very much like the pub though and will have another look in the future.

On 31st August 2014 - rating: 7
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dave stray left this review about The Sun Inn

The ale here as mentioned by Quinno is a pretty decent range. The pub itself is spacious, but despite the space very quiet on a weekend afternoon. There is a Pool Table and plenty of TV screens showing the football.

On 11th October 2011 - rating: 7
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Old Boots left this review about The Sun Inn

Old rambling place with an interesting disjointed interior, the bar counter is hidden away in a back corner. There are low ceilings, plastered walls and half timbering dividing the place into a jumble of odd shaped areas on different floor levels. The front room has screens and machines, beyond which is the bar through to the left and what appears to have been a corridor to the right. This has now been opened out to form a comfortable drinking and seating area with a big modern juke box. Further back is a space on a much lower floor level, probably for dining, but deserted when I was there. A door at the back leads to a patio. Two handpumps with Courage Best and Deuchars IPA, I plumped for the Deuchars but soon regretted this rash decision, mediocre would be a polite description. Nothing unusual or of note in the keg line up.

On 21st November 2009 - no rating submitted
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Clive Thompson left this review about The Sun Inn

Nice old building and looked like a good ‘all things to all men' pub. Different seating and drinking areas, quiz, fruit and games machines and Sky Sports throughout. Had a decent pint of Deuchars.

On 2nd February 2009 - rating: 6
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