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The Pavlov's Dog, Reading Central, Reading

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31 St. Marys Butts
Reading
RG1 2LN
Phone: 01189519001
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Pavlov's Dog

Shop conversion which, as it retains full glass windows, still feels like a shop. Very much a 'craft beer' venue, with a large selection of keg, tinned and bottled products. Retains one ale on handpump, which should have been Twickenham Grandstand at time of visit but had run out (a lesson here), so diverted to one of the keg brews which was ridiculously overgassed and overchilled (also overpriced). Also appeared to have a couple of fruit ciders on handpump but had lost interest by then. Has a large sports screen and table football, if that is what you want, but otherwise try one of several better venues nearby.

On 23rd June 2018 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Pavlov's Dog

The ale quality is still dire.

November 2015
Been in a couple of times since and found either no ale that wasn't Doom Bar/GK or was so poor I had to take it back. A write-off, avoid.

May 2015
Refurbed, re-opened and re-positioned at the hipster yoof end of the market, with Craft Beer! USB parts! Phone Chargers! And more! In reality the general layout is the old Pavs with some much-needed remedial work and a through paint job. Five keg (or key keg, who knows?) fonts dispensing a fair selection, my Longhorn IPA and Harvistoun Lager went down well enough first visit but last week the one I had (a lager no less!) was murky. So why wasn’t I on the newly-installed ale pumps? Because after the initial promise of local beer, the three labels that greeted me were Deuchars IPA, Greene King IPA and Doom Bloody Bar. Big fat zero for invention there. Whilst there are few new faces in the pub, the less salubrious element are still lurking including a guy who decided to start kicking the toilet door after receiving unwelcome news on his mobile. So essentially what we have at the moment is an outlet that is attempting to ape the Purple Turtles transformation but sort of missing the point. Maybe they’ll get there in time. Or not.

Oct 2010
It's A Scream student venue, with all that that entails. If you like that sort of thing, you'll love it here. No ale, as you'd expect.

On 22nd April 2017 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Pavlov's Dog

Decent place to watch the football. Had an UBU real ale on, but it wasnt hitting the spot. So I had a couple of Stellas, watched the Albion stuff Chelsea 3-0 and left feeling quite content with the world.

On 23rd May 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Quinno _
Reading, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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28th Jun 2018, 14:40
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28th Jun 2018, 12:59
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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 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 June 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 October 2014 by Quinno _
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