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Yates, Reading

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Friar Street
Reading
RG1 1DB
Phone: 01189597090
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Yates's

Large rectangular bar housed in the imposing (if rather austere) former main post office building but made-over at some stage with anonymous semi-modern furniture and decor that could really be anywhere. The only features to note are eight large circular columns supporting the ceiling and some finickety cast-iron railings on the stairs up to the Loft Bar and down to the toilets. Also has a rear patio beer garden. Two handpumps on the counter, offering Doom Bar and Pride (£2.90). To be fair, it was actually a rather better place for a quick stop than I was expecting.

On 9th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Yates's

A pretty thorough refurb, now more bar-like than clubbing barn. Tiled flooring, tiled bar back. Pigeon hole shelving at one end with various gubbins. ‘All Day Long’ inscribed mirror above the bar and staff tees bearing the same moniker presumably pointing at a re-repositioning of the brand. Two ales, Doom Bar and an utterly pedestrian Pride, though at £ 1.25 a half I didn’t feel completely fed-up. A fairly wide (if mainstream) bottled selection in fridge from the likes of Samuel Adams, Meantime, Goose Island. It’s better than it was but I’d see no reason to go here over the Spoons opposite for a fix of cheap grog.

February 2012
Popped in again the other day and found their two ales (Pride and a specially-brewed 'Yates Bitter') were in decent condition and stupidly cheap - on a par with the Wetherspoons over the road. It's a Yates' of course, so whether you choose to venture in after 8pm on a Friday or Saturday night is entirely up to you...it's on Friar St, which is the late-night binge drinking street in town. It wouldn't be my first choice.

February 2008
Now sells London Pride, so I ventured in. Pint was OK actually. A big barn of a place (the old post office, apparently) it's usually deserted during the week and heaving at weekends, but then again so are all the townie chain bars. Disabled-friendly, even when busy - my wheelchaired friend was given VIP treatment by the bouncers so a bonus point there.

On 9th December 2015 - no rating submitted
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dave stray left this review about Yates's

Very average and plain Yates. I did eat here once and did not get food poisoning so thats a bonus. The best beer on offer was John Smiths. That may tell you something.

On 8th August 2010 - rating: 2
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Reading, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 August 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 : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • 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 : Yes - Thurs - last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes 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 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 May 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 October 2014 by Quinno _
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