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The Greyhound, Reading

High Street
Whitchurch On Thames
Postal town: Reading
RG8 7EL
Phone: 01189968947
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Quinno _ left this review about The Greyhound Inn

Situated in just the right place in the picturesque village of Whitchurch on Thames (5 mins from Pangbourne BR), the Greyhound has a lot of the raw ingredients needed to be good village pub. The exterior is characterful and looks well-cared for. The interior is split into two areas, with a forward-facing central bar. Three pumps but only one ale though – a fair pint of Spitfire but not a huge amount else, though a number of clips hanging from the bar trellis suggest that this is hopefully not endemic. There’s plenty of pictures to look at on the walls, as well as what is possibly the smallest pub TV ever plus a decent looking beer garden. Fairly quiet on my visit, just a few old boys watching the golf on miniature TV. We sat in the characterful wooden bucket bay window seating which made me feel rather old fashioned, in a good way. Apparently this place has recently been taken over by the same people who have resurrected the Royal Oak in Tilehurst so hopefully this place can start fulfilling its potential.

Whilst not exhibiting a huge amount of obvious pull on the day I rather liked the ambience of the place and would give it another go and hope for a slightly more exciting beer range next time. The potential is definitely there.

On 20th July 2011 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Greyhound Inn

This is a pleasant enough old village local. You enter to the bar area with its low black and white beamed ceiling, there are fireplaces at each end, decorated with various brass artifacts, copper kettles etc. Carpeted, there are standard chairs at scrubbed wooden tables plus pew style settles with cushions. There are a few of the usual old pictures around the walls, and I noticed an old Singer sowing table complete with the machine. Around to the left of the bar, a tiled passage leads eventually to a secluded rear garden that catches the sun. A serving hatch with a bell is a nice touch here. Beers are served from three porcelain handpumps, Doom Bar, Black Sheep Bitter, and the third unclipped. A choice of a dimpled jug or straight glass offered.

On 25th April 2010 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Quinno _
Pangbourne, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Goring & Streatley, 3.44 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Tilehurst, 3.52 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Greyhound, Whitchurch On Thames
27th May 2017, 00:01
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27th May 2017, 00:01
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 09 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 09 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 09 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
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