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The Bull, Reading

Reading Road
Streatley
Postal town: Reading
RG8 9JJ
Phone: 01491872392
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Local Pub (Marstons)

Served areas

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Will Larter left this review about The Bull

A food oriented roadside pub, larger than I had thought on first impression. Numerous hand pumps on the bar but only Brakspear Bitter and Wychwood Hobgoblin on at the time of my visit, reasonably priced for the area at £3.25 and £3.45 a pint respectively. The Brakspear was in fine nick but disappointing after the excellent beers I'd had prior to this at the Bell in Aldworth. I was here quite late in the evening so the pub was becoming less busy and I had a good look around to find a congenial place to sit, preferably one where the annoying background music would be a little less apparent, in which I was only partially successful.

Date of visit: 2nd May 2019

On 30th May 2019 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bull at Streatley

Four well-chosen Marstons list ales and Thatchers Heritage cider on, usually. This is a large multi-area'd pub with exposed brickwork, floor to ceiling wood panelling and quite a homely feel. The fire was not lit but looked and smelled like it's used. Many tables were reserved for dining but still plenty of drinking space. The renovated garden has been kept in good shape. Accommodation is now advertised. Worth a look.

June 2012
Popped in the other week and was really pleased. Marstons appear to have acquired the place and have given it a thorough going-over. The inside is clean and tidy, whilst the rear garden has been made to look nice. Three ales on from the Marstons stable, in very agreeable shape and reasonably priced around £3pp - I was fully expecting upwards of £3.50. One downside was that the barman had clearly been brainwashed at the corporate patter school ("and would sir want any nuts or crisps?") but if that's the price to pay to see this place start to realise its potential, so be it. Rated 6

July 2009
An ancient pub, which is lot nicer on the outside than inside, which is all ciggy-stained yellow and feels a bit grubby. Two ales on, GK IPA and Brakspears - nothing special and the quality variable. Found the staff (landlady?) a bit rude, the first time we approached the place to get a beer one afternoon we were told very curtly that they were closed before we'd even got near the door. Politeness costs nothing you know! Wouldn't really recommend stopping for, despite the Three Men in a Boat connection and open fire. Rated 5

On 20th September 2015 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Bull at Streatley

Mentioned in Jerome K Jerome's classic book 3 men in a boat.

Lovely looking olde world pub. A few real ales on - Pedigree and something called streatley best - was a obliged with a sample and told it was superb before ordering a pint. And it was! £3.

More geared for dining thank drinking and worth checking out.

Some photos on my walking blog at http://tinyurl.com/jvt2zhq

On 5th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Goring & Streatley, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Cholsey, 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Pangbourne, 3.73 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bull, Streatley
30th May 2019, 14:14
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7th May 2019, 11:46
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 10 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
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