User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Covid Rules Stuff with london calling on the Pub Forum

Picture of Roebuck
Image posted by Quinno _
Submitted on Sunday, 16th December 2018
With picture contributions to 3780 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (10 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Roebuck, Wokingham

Market Place
Wokingham
RG40 1AL
Phone: 01189796486
Correct details

Served areas

Reviews of Roebuck (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Quinno _ left this review about Roebuck

Has recently been done-up by Enterprise as part of their ‘Craft Union’ shenanigans. In this case it was worth doing as the place seems far nicer and a lot more welcoming. However the ‘craft’ part of Craft Union fell on its arse at the bar, which only had Doom Bar and Tim Taylor Landlord as cask ales, the latter of which was flat and unappetizing though perhaps it was the fag-end of the barrel. The new landlady gave some spiel about running a pub in north Wales previously (Conwy?) which had a load of ale on and won CAMRA awards. If that’s correct, she needs to try and work that here PDQ.

October 2013
This has had an internal makeover since its Square Bar days (see review below). It’s now is a stripped-back bare-boarded and lightly painted affair which looks scruffy round the edges. What looks like some original timber beams had a small collection of pump clips attached. Three pumps but only TT Golden Best on (£1.75 a half) which was a bit warm but generally ok. No sign of LocAle despite being accredited in the local CAMRA mag. Only a small handful of customers in watching some godforsaken Scottish footy game (Partick v Hibs) on the big screens (why have it on two with only four people watching?). Pub also offers free Wi-fi and darts. Not one I’d be looking to head back to in a hurry. Rated 5

January 2006 [as Square Bar incarnation]
Absolutely shocking. Served me a pint of tomato juice masquerading as London Pride. When I told them (politely) that it was off, and could I have a different drink please, the barman held it up to the light and said "what's wrong with it? It looks alright to me!" then proceeded to huff and puff over pouring me a Guinness. Then failed to change the barrel, turn the clip or take away the pint of ming, which was left on the bar, despite there being only seven other people in the place. And it was stupidly expensive to boot. Bars like this shouldn't be allowed a licence to sell real ale as they are obviously too thick to know how to care for it and add to the perception held by many that ale from a pump tastes vile. Avoid this place if you care for your guts. Rated 1

On 1st November 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3997 recommendations about 3985 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Ian Mapp left this review about Roebuck

Three pumps - two turned round. The Hogsback Tea looked clearer than at the Crispin, had less of a head and tasted worse.

Not really a lot to recommend this place with.

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

On 17th March 2017 - rating: 4
[User has posted 277 recommendations about 276 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Moby Duck left this review about Roebuck

What looks like something decent pub-wise outside, its rather basic and devoid of much character once inside.
one elongated room with standard seating around the periphery,theres little in the way of internal decor.There are three TV screens and live football was on.Three Handpumps on the bar,dissapointingly only one in action with Hogsback TEA.

On 9th December 2016 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1354 recommendations about 1340 pubs]

External web links for Roebuck

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location is best guess
Wokingham, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Winnersh, 2.44 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Winnersh Triangle, 3.3 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Roebuck, Wokingham
18th Apr 2020, 14:25
Picture submitted by adam bell approved
 
18th Apr 2020, 13:44
Picture submitted by adam bell

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 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 December 2018 by Quinno _
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed