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The Lyndhurst, Reading Central, Reading

88 Queens Road
Reading
RG1 4DG
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john gray left this review about The Lyndhurst

I like the look of this pub as I passed on the bus but found it pretty basic inside. West Berks -good old boy and Wye Vale -hpa on cask.Two brown beers in decent condition.

On 22nd February 2020 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Lyndhurst

Re-opened after a period of closure. A bit of a freshening up inside if a bit bland. Ale selection fairly interesting and quality is holding up. West Berks, Twickenham, Purity, Ringwood all featured lately. Worth calling in. Dodgy mark-up on halves seems to have gone. Worth looking in.

March 2015
Previous licensee did one at short notice. New people in, usually at least one local ale plus 3-4 others. Beware the ludicrous mark-up on halves.

Nov 2013
The lease has been sold and there are new people in charge. Keeping up with the ale, quality was a little inconsistent at first but has been improving with some eclectic choices available (Ballards Mild and Old Peculiar have cropped up a few times). There is now a proper cider available - Tutts Clump. The blood-red gents loos have been painted over rather badly, which is a shame. Still, worth a look at present (the pub that is).

June 2011
An enjoyable bar that is aimed at professionals and upmarket students, one of three owned by the Spirit House in Reading. It's fairly small (an unusual case of the pub actually being smaller inside than the outside suggests) and quite cosy. Usually four ales on the go, with a relatively eclectic mix offered. Quality is usually quite high, though they're not beyond the odd duff one if management aren't around and ale sales drop off in the summer somewhat. The pub does food, that gets a good review from my more upmarket friends. Candles on the table, if that floats your boat. A good winter pub.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Steve C left this review about The Lyndhurst

The Lyndhurst is an L shaped bar with an air of pretentiousness. I’m not sure if this atmosphere was emanating from the fixtures and fittings or the indifferent barman. The bar supports five hand pumps that were drawing Fuller’s London Pride, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Adnams Lighthouse, Thwaites Little Bewdy and Bingham’s Vanilla Stout. There was also a selection of premium and standard draught products. My visit was on Saturday afternoon a couple of weeks ago when the pub was empty apart from the group I was with. Maybe the prices are keeping people away as all the ale was priced at £3.50 a pint and a portion of chips was set at £4.
To the left of the bar is a plasma screen that was turned off and I would imagine that this place actively discourages people that would like to watch Sky Sports with their pint. There is a dartboard to the left of the bar.

I suppose that this place is ok for a quick pint if passing, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to visit here again.

On 24th July 2013 - rating: 6
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Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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22nd Feb 2020, 20:09
Review submitted by john gray amended by john gray
 
22nd Feb 2020, 20:08
Review submitted by john gray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 April 2017 by Quinno _
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