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The Castle Tap, Reading

120 Castle Street
Reading
RG1 7RJ
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john gray left this review about The Castle Tap

Cracking little pub with friendly barmaid.Old school rather than traditional but I liked it.Three cask beers from Thornbridge,Copper Street and Fixed Wheel .Good beers

On 22nd February 2020 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Castle Tap

Just outside the town ring road. One large front room, high ceiling, classic pub furniture. No other punters. Surly barman who barely acknowledged a new potential customer.

Rear sports room to the back with a giant TV. Outside patio area, where I found some other patrons.

Beer was good - a couple of real ales on and I tried Bad Seed Brewery Old Skool. Which just about summed the place up.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2ueRF1J

On 20th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Castle Tap

Taken on by a combo of ex-Alehouse staff and the Grumpy Goat offy ladies. Has been refurbished inside in tasteful blue tones and now has an additional TV room to the rear (no TVs in the main bar). A number of cask and key kegs available as well as well-sourced wines. Five minutes from the Nags so and a no-brainer to drop into if you're on the wrong side of the IDR.

Feb 2013
Small little watering hole, that has seen some much-needed improvements under the management of the bloke from the (now-ex) Claddagh Ring (and now the very-closed Kennet Arms). Aimed mainly at the Irish side, the interior is fairly functional but fits in a dart board and a real fire in winter. One or two ales on the go at the small bar (Altons or GK IPA are normally on) usually in good-to-middling condition. Live music and loud football are often the order of the day in here. Good to see it surviving.

On 20th September 2015 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by Quinno _
Reading West, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.84 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Castle Tap, Reading
1st Apr 2020, 00:21
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22nd Feb 2020, 19:59
Review submitted by john gray

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Sept - last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - rear room - last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 March 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 February 2015 by Quinno _
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