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The Red Lion, Reading

34 Southampton Street
Reading
RG1 2QL
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Quinno _ left this review about The Red Lion

Ale availability becoming intermittent. As are customers, if my visual fly-pasts are anything to go by.

August 2013
Imposing pub, which underwent quite an overhaul for the better a couple of years back. Usually a couple of ales on the go from what looks like a fairly restrictive list (or no imagination on the pub's part?). Quality in recent months isn't as good as it was a couple of years back, when it was pretty consistent. Live music and darts feature, alongside televised sports; this is a good one for the football. Side room can be hired out for functions - I think they were hoping to have this as some sort of restaurant room appealing to the office workers but the punters didn't arrive, sadly - large roundabout and IDR flyover in the way...

On 20th January 2016 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Red Lion

Open under "new management", called in on my way to the Hopleaf for their beer fest, only two other punters in on a Saturday afternoon,Rugby World cup was on a couple of screens, two pumps on the bar,one vacant and the other with an Otter Bitter clip turned round,so settled for a swift half Fosters,as I was about to leave a couple of blokes came in and remarked about the Otter being off and were rewarded by the landlord saying yes but we have some Loddon Ferrymans Gold available straight from the barrel, my fault for not asking I supose but if you are trying to make a go of a pub surely you should advertise whats available.Not sure how this pub will turn out but I wish it well.

On 4th October 2015 - rating: 5
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Old Boots left this review about The Red Lion

Modern style interior in an old building just south of the town centre. The main bar is finished in cream with a red carpet and red upholstered pew style benches with some short stools clustering round the few tables. Largely seating at one end by a nasty brick fireplace, with a middle area housing a big screen separated by a balustrade sitting on a low partion wall. Beyond that is a pool table, darts board and another screen. Plenty of drinking space around the bar for those who prefer to stand or block the bar. Four handpulls sitting at the end of the bar with Brakspears Bitter and Caledonian Golden Promise being served, the Brakspears was in fine condition when I tried it. The only other punters were some east european lads playing pool and a middle aged business type.

On 9th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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Latest updates View all updates for The Red Lion, Reading
29th May 2016, 15:37
Request to mark pub as closed by Moby Duck approved
 
29th May 2016, 09:00
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Moby Duck, with included notes: Other: Notice in window saying closed until further notice

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
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