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Thirsty Bear, Reading

110 Kings Road

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Moby Duck left this review about Thirsty Bear

Opened out corner pub/bar, very busy with Rugby on TV. Two apparently out of use handpumps on the bar along with a selection of keg taps, normal stuff and corporate craft mainly.

On 24th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Thirsty Bear

Now re-opened as a pizzeria and bar. The internal layout remains as was but has been stripped back to the bare braick and there's a general browns-and-mocha theme. No ale on either of two pumps, so we went for two halves of Lagunitas which set us back an astonishing £5.90 - no wonder the bear is thirsty. I won't be doing this one again anytime soon.

Sept 2015
Sadly closed - the licensee blaming a massive rent-hike by the owner, Star Pubs.

Sept 2013
Long-established gay boozer with associated theme evenings. Fairly open-plan and unremarkable inside, DJ booth/stage area off to the left. After a period without ale a couple of handpulls have returned. Last few visits have found pretty reasonable quality with the barman serving up pints of Tribute and Pride.

On 4th June 2017 - no rating submitted
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