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The Greyfriar, Reading Central, Reading

53 Greyfriars Road
Reading
RG1 1PA
Phone: 01189580560
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Reviews of The Greyfriar (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Greyfriar

Another high quality real ale oasis in Reading. They are quite blessed with boozers.

Enthusiastic staff, unusual beers perfectly kept and high quality music at just the right level.

Probably the best Central pub in Reading.

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

On 6th October 2017 - rating: 8
[User has posted 424 recommendations about 420 pubs]


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Thuck Phat left this review about The Greyfriar

You can't miss the Greyfriar - it's grey and next to the station.
Inside is modern and open plan with tellies showing the news and a very long and well staffed bar.
The beer selection was good on our visit and comprised Hogs Back HBB, Red Squirrel Hopfest Pale Ale, Pheasantry Lincoln Tank Ale, Binghams Williamette, Weard Beird Five O'Clock Shadow and Mauldons Black Adder. Some interesting beers there they're not afraid to go up the strength scale. Everything tried went down well but we did only stay for one.
The beer selection would make it one of the first I'd head to in Reading.

On 4th August 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Greyfriar

Seems to have come through its sticky period all guns blazing - the ale is consistently excellent now, with some casks that you wouldn't see elsewhere in town. Does suffer a little from its location - rammed directly after work and quite often quiet in the later evening, though local developments nearby might well see this even out a bit more. Keep up the good work...

August 2015
Swings and roundabouts here - some days the ale is A+, other days it is barely a C-. Cellar issues?

June 2014
So things have gone a bit funny here. The lass (Ashleigh) who was doing such a good job in the cellar has gone (to the Sultan in Wimbledon) and quality has dropped off somewhat. Hmm.

March 2014
Newly-opened craft beer outlet, run by a licensee who has credibility in the local area (ex Nags Head, Rose & Thistle). Six ales with a heavy local slant and some choice brewers (WEBREW, Siren Craft, Bingams, Two cocks SVB). Local real cider available (Tutts Clump) as well as some interesting premium keg (Siren Craft Limoncello on Thursday gone). 20% discount on pints for card-carrying CAMRA members (until the end of April 7th). Décor is London-esque, a bit minimalist for some tastes but there is still internal works ongoing so may get a little cosier in due course. Antipasti dishes planned for the evening crowd once the kitchen is up and running in a few weeks. Papers available. Well-worth getting off the train for, only a few minutes walk down Garrard Street whilst Station Hill is closed. In current climes, a gentle Alehouse-Greyfrair-Nags ale crawl can be done in less than two hours, with plenty of other options available inbetween.

As the Malthouse, closed 2011
Used to be an old man pub called Tudor Arms (GBG 1982 entry). Then got a makeover into a gay boozer, with a thudding late disco on Friday and Saturday nights. Now being seemingly converted into flats.

On 16th July 2016 - no rating submitted
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Reading, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.23 miles, 4 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 03 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 03 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 February 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 August 2015 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday1pm - 7pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 0:30am
Friday11am - 0:30am
Saturday11am - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 7th 2017
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