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The Butler, Reading

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85-91 Chatham Street
Reading
RG1 7DS
Phone: 01189595500
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Butler

I knocked off 4 of the 2018 Good Beer Guide entries tonight and despite the pub sign, this was my pub of the night.

Classic pub interior with a long bar. Three or four ales on and my Hogs Back Bitter was perfect.

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On 6th October 2017 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about The Butler

Recently taken over and is now a genuine freehouse. Now five to six ales with cider too - mainly regionals and larger micros, often unusual for RG1. The outside has had a lovely paint job and various other improvements are underway. Worth checking out, as it's only a couple of minutes away from the Nags.

September 2013
A Fullers pub a little off the beaten track despite its RG1 postcode. Usually has 3-4 ales on the go which are becoming increasingly variable in quality outside the Pride. As with many Fuller's outlets, prices are on the higher side than the nearby competition. The inside is a bit of a strange affair, with a long narrow bar immediately at the front - which can be a bit of a squeeze - with a pool table and dart board off to a spur on the right and a log fire up a couple of steps to the left. Feels a little gloomy and could do with a freshen-up. Should be aiming higher what with the posh new flats next door.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Butler

Another steadily improving pub in Reading,a now even more impressive exterior and generally improving beer selection,there were no local beers on during my visit ,but my pint of Brains First Gold was decent enough.Upgraded to 7/10.
31st August 2013
Looks fairly impressive from the outside especially next to the modern multistorey car park next door that now dwarfs it . Unfortunately once inside I found it to be a rather shabby affair, it could certainly do with a lick of paint to brighten it up a little inside. It has an open plan rather featureless interior wrapped around an L shaped bar, it was all a little tired looking and I would guess a tight budget, or none at all to be the cause. On a positive note it seemed to be supporting six real ales, the bulk of them locally sourced.It was quiet on my visit with just a couple of blokes playing pool,it was still in the first hour of opening on a Sunday lunchtime though, maybe its a little more lively later on in the day.I wouldn't rush back here but may have a look in the future to check out the beers.

On 31st January 2016 - rating: 7
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Reading, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.62 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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6th Oct 2017, 13:59
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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 : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes - Tiny though - last updated 15 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Apparently! - last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
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