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Sweeney & Todd, Reading Central, Reading

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10 Castle Street
Reading
RG1 7RD
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Komakino . left this review about Sweeney & Todd

One of my remaining Reading Centre ticks and a bit of character in this pie-led restaurant - the late Geoffrey Fletcher would have enjoyed this place: especially the bustling be-tabarded waitresses and curtained, worn wooden booths. This does have a functioning bar midway through its narrow length against the right-hand wall, and there's no truck with the solo drinker. Adnam's Southwold Bitter, Wadworth 6X, Butcombe Gold and Box Steam Stoker's Quench were the back four, with a pint of the latter the best I've had yet from that brewery - robust and quaffable - and £4.20 a pint is probably an acceptable price considering this is more eatery than drinkery. There is also further seating downstairs. It's a curio, but I'd say its entry is justified over the plethora of nightclubs, hotel bars and chain eateries that pollute this site. I feel bad that Mr Mapp had such a bad experience in the below review and will maybe give it another go.

On 5th May 2018 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Sweeney & Todd

Totally bizarre experience and not at all what I was expecting.

I had read reviews of the food and liking a pie, though I would investigate.

Its a supermarket deli in the front, with all the pies in a chiller. No worries, I can see a bar. Unmanned but 4 real ales on.

Then the tables are in the back. I sit down. An elderly waiter ignores me for 5 mins.

I go to the bar where the same elderly waiter is pouring drinks and doesn't even acknowledge that I exist.

I walk out.

On 17th May 2015 - rating: 1
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Quinno _ left this review about Sweeney and Todd

Pint and pie house (go past the deli counter and up the steps). Lovely. Four ales, with Wadworth and Adnams often taking up a couple of spaces along with the occasional interesting guest. Beer is usually decent, if sometimes a bit warm. Beer prices are on the steep side, more restaurant than pub prices. Well-worth a visit for the novelty value - the pies are superb. To clarify - you can just go in for a beer if you want.

On 22nd January 2014 - no rating submitted
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Reading, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.55 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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5th May 2018, 08:07
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
5th May 2018, 08:05
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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 : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 January 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 25 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 30 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No - No, but the BrewDog WiFi opposite works in here - last updated 04 May 2018 by Komakino .
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