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Royal Albion, Reading West, Reading

642 Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1EH
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Quinno _ left this review about Royal Albion

A visit the other week got the ale taken off as it was vinegar. Perhaps it's not going to take off in here after all.

September 2014
Now started stocking real ale! Two GK brews and my Golden Hen was in really good nick as well though the barmaid made a point of serving the locals before me. Interior is a single U-shaped room, done out in the standard GK 'Meet and Eat' branding though fairly stark painted in places. Features the usual mix of pool table, loud music and muted TV sporting events. Side garden area. WiFi too. Punters were earthy but less ferocious than its previous reputation would have led me to imagine. Given the Pond House up the road is so dire and the Spread seemingly happy with the lowest common denominator, this place suddenly looks a bit appealing within the local context.

November 2010
Keg-only Greene King pub. Has a bit of a reputation based on its recent past. Things are a little better now but it wouldn't be somewhere I'd frequent myself.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Quinno _
Reading West, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Tilehurst, 1.5 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Reading, 1.76 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Royal Albion, Reading
22nd Apr 2017, 17:43
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
11th Mar 2017, 13:33
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 September 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 02 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 02 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 September 2014 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - Midnight
Monday10am - Midnight
Tuesday10am - Midnight
Wednesday10am - Midnight
Thursday10am - Midnight
Friday10am - 1am
Saturday10am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: March 16th 2018
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