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The Bird in Hand, Reading

Bath Road
Knowl Hill
Postal town: Reading
RG10 9UP
Phone: 01628826622
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bird in Hand

Has been purchased by Wadworth, so that's a cheerio to the local beers.

March 2015
Change of manager a while ago (last one had been in a good few years) a while back. Staff standards now leave a bit to be desired at times - uncleared tables and a general air of 'so what?' some visits. The ale remains generally good if somewhat less exciting in range (though encouragingly there is a regular turnover of local ale on at least two of the pumps.

January 2013
Excellent place, usually vying with the Nags Head and the Alehouse as Reading CAMRA Pub of the Year. Has a good selection of ale, often featuring a dark (David the landlord is a dark ale fan) which are kept extremely well and there is now a CAMRA discount available. Binghams is a regular alongside four others. Lots of history about the place, landlord also organizes some good theme evenings (excellent bonfire nights and beer festivals, for example). A big part of its business is selling food, however drinkers are always encouraged - you aren’t made to feel like unwelcome if all you want is a couple of beers and there’s usually a good atmosphere most evenings. Clean and tidy, with a real fire for the winter months and a tidy garden for the summer.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 August 2017 by ROB Camra
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