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The Water Tower, Reading

160 Park Lane
Tilehurst
Postal town: Reading
RG31 4DU
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Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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Quinno _ left this review about The Water Tower

Oh my word, what a remarkable descent into squalor and applling beer. Vinegar should go on chips, not in a pint glass. And the furnishings are shot to pieces. Do chimps usually frequent this place?

February 2013
Now refurbished, re-opened and called the Water Tower. Inside looks quite neat in a modern, chain-pub way (it's an M&B place). A couple of mainstream ales on offer at competitive prices. Quality has been fairly good so far. Main focus is on cheap-end food. Staff are friendly and seemingly on-the-ball; the Roland from Grange Hill lookalike who served me the other week actually seemed to have a bit of knowledge about the beer he was serving.

Reviewed as The Bear
Semi-famous in Reading as the Western terminus for the 17. Place was turned into a Thai pub and failed (they didn't know what they were doing with the beer!) and it now stands idle. Wetherspoons aren't interested (too far away from the shops), so I guess it'll end up as housing. Made the Good Beer Guide a number of times in the 1980's.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Komakino .
Tilehurst, 2.08 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Theale, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Reading West, 3.03 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Water Tower, Tilehurst
22nd Apr 2017, 20:26
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
31st Mar 2017, 23:19
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino . approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 May 2019 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 June 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 March 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 May 2019 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
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