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Rose & Thistle, Reading

43 Argyle Road
Reading
RG1 7YL
Phone: 01189573851
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Greene King

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Reviews of Rose & Thistle (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Rose & Thistle

Largeish pub in the sidestreets, with several areas arranged round the bar, including sports TVs and darts and pool area (but probably not at same time), Forecourt tables and garden at rear. Beers from GK range with a guest from Loddon which was off (literally); the GK replacement was ok but not in the best form. Might have just ben unlucky but raises a question over ale quality. There are better pubs not far away.

On 1st June 2018 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Rose & Thistle

More new licensees and another refit. Now two guest ales alongside the GK staples but the quality of the Slaters the other night was awful. Has BrewDog on keg but comes out murky. Hmmm.

Nov 2012 New licensees and a refurb. Beer quality higher than previous, usually fairly decent now. Not a fan of GK beer myself but I'm more inclined to pay the odd visit now and again. Now beginning to get a proper seasonal or non-GK guest in, a Porter the other week. Not a pub to set the pulse racing but tidy enough.

July 2010
A tidy, if perhaps uninspiring, backstreet GK outlet. A couple of GK beers on in middling condition. Food is available and it's a good place to catch the football. Back garden is pretty tidy. I wouldn't say it was worth a specific journey if you're enjoying the beer in the Nags but it's a good pub to have in an area that's got a bit of a bad reputation.

On 11th September 2014 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Rose & Thistle

What was once obviously (given its location) a back street boozer, is now a family ,foody type place, all very Greene King Corporate,and not really my kind of place. Six pumps all working,three Greene King beers and three guests although on the ordinary side the pick being Wadsworths 6x.Good to bring the family out for a meal and not bad to watch a football match,but no longer an honest boozer, sadly I suspect it would not be as well populated as it was on my Sunday afternoon visit if it were.I wont be hurrying back myself though.

On 31st August 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Quinno _
Reading West, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Reading, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Reading, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 September 2013 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 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 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 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
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