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O'Neill's, Reading Central, Reading

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4 Friar Street
Reading
RG1 1DB
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O'Neill's (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about O'Neill's

Big barn of a place with a dark interior and seemingly little atmosphere outside of busy evening times. There were a couple of ales available - condition fair but notably more expensive than other pubs nearby.

On 22nd January 2018 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about O'Neill's

Refurbished in May 2017 with the original O'Neill's internal ambience stripped back and painted over, making way for a more contemporary interior (painted wood panelling, exposed brick, grey walls) though the original layout remains almost as it was. Now a tokenistic music theme, with live performances on the weekend. TV sports remain. Three ales on; Doom Bar, Purity and a guest, in middling form.

November 2015
Popped in again the other day - three ales on; Doom Bar, Wild Bird (or something like that) from GK and Moles Mole Catcher. The latter was in decent nick and the sparklers have gone. They seem to be doing alright in here and as I've said before it's one of the better O'Neill's, internally.

March 2014
There are now two ale pumps at O'Neills in town. Doom Bar and Brakspear Oxford Gold. Both sparklerised. The Gold was a bit chilly but in decent shape. I've always thought this place had a bit more character than others in the chain (wood-heavy, separated seating areas) so hopefully it'll do well. Notably busy for a Tuesday and the barman was on the ball enough to ditch the dubious looking glass he first produced. This one is a little bit better than the average RG1 chain pub in that during the summertime they open the large sliding doors (from where you can watch the urinal opposite rise out of the ground in the early evening, a real spectator sport). Popular for the football.

On 24th June 2017 - no rating submitted
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about O'Neill's

Usual deal inside this large rectangular bar with a range of seating areas and faux-Irish decor. However, if only by coincidence, at least it was an Ireland live Euro 2016 match on the various screens, large and small when I stopped by. Two narrow patio areas outside on the pavement. Three real ales on handpump, which was at least one more than I anticipated, with Doom Bar, Sharp's Atlantic (£3.25) and Summer Lightning on offer (and a more extensive range of pump clips on the back wall than one might expect from the chain).

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Reading, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.31 miles, 5 min walk (show)
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22nd Jan 2018, 18:20
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22nd Jan 2018, 08:58
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
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  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 September 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday10am - 11pm
Monday11am - Midnight
Tuesday11am - Midnight
Wednesday11am - Midnight
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - 2am
Saturday10am - 2am
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