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The Fox & Hounds, Reading

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Gosbrook Road
Caversham
Postal town: Reading
RG4 8BS
Phone: 07540816293
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Quinno _ left this review about The Fox & Hounds

There has been quite a refurb over the summer and the interior is now more modern and metropolitan in look. It may put some off but I think it's quite well done (and some sort of overhaul was desperately required). The beer range and quality remains first class, as so the Sunday roasts which are the best in RG1/RG4 for my money. The opening of the pedestrian footbridge across the Thames from the new north entrance to Reading BR has also been a boon. It's a Reading essential and Caversham's top dog.

September 2015
Doing well here, up to six ales on the go plus some ciders with an emphasis on quality (Dark Star) and local sourcing (WEBREW, Two Cocks, Rebellion etc) with some interesting bottles in the fridge. Beer quality is generally high. The interior is now a lot tidier and there are quite a few people. The owners are really nice people too. Shows the football/rugby so a good spot to catch the match with a decent pint. Beer garden been created in the car park which also has an outside telly for al fresco sporting events. Well-worth the walk from Reading BR (there's now a footbridge).

2011 UPDATE - has just been taken over by the Two Bridges Brewery people, who will be making big changes here over the next six months. Last night saw the pulling of the first ever decent pint from the lines (Two Bridges Blonde Bevvy £3) and lighting that actually allowed you to feel like it wasn't the three day week. It will soon close for a week or so to get the interior sorted. The main news is that they will have 8 handpumps (2 Two Bridges, 6 others). The place has been refurbished, so if you know how it used to be, you might be pleased at the new flooring, new clear glass in the windows (so people can see in), new decoration and the general much brighter and more comfortable ambience. "Coming soon" are Sunday lunches and Saturday breakfasts. It sounds as though it could become a destination pub.

January 2010
Vague claim to fame is that Lennon and McCartney played here pre-Beatles. Otherwise this a is a drab, dark, unkempt and smelly place serving London Pride or Two Bridges. Given its got 'freehouse' on the pub sign I am amazed that they don't do more here as it has potential.

On 16th July 2016 - no rating submitted
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Moby Duck left this review about The Fox & Hounds

The beer selection here seems to get better with every visit,now smartened up, as Quinno mentions below, without damaging the traditional nature of the pub. It was though rather quiet on a Saturday afternoon. About a 10 minute walk from the train station, but a bit of a hike from The Nags Head,worth it though.
16th July 2013
A nice basic locals pub with a surprisingly interesting beer selection,there was a good reception from the couple of locals and from behind the bar when our 17 strong group of pub crawlers invaded their Saturday afternoon peace,as I said a good selection of beer (itemised by B.F. below)The Cairngorn Caille was not initially to my taste but grew on me the more I had.The small separate games room was adorned with Beatles memorabilia and we were informed John Lennon and Paul McCartney played here on the 23rd of April 1960.
this was a very enjoyable pub and I intend another visit in the near future.

On 31st January 2016 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about Fox and Hounds

A sign outside the Fox and Hounds advertises ten ever changing real ales and ciders which is some feat as there are only eight hand pumps. Two of these were drawing cider and the other six were drawing an interesting range of ales. I went for Sunny Republic Brewery’s Beach Blonde which went down a treat. There is a limited draught selection which was of no interest to anyone in the pub during my recent sunny Saturday afternoon visit.
In the bar area are a couple of plasma screens that were showing muted golf via Sky Sports. There is also a jukebox on the wall, but there was no noise coming from it. At the rear of the pub is a room with a pool table.
Outside some covered picnic tables overlook a large car park. It was whilst having a cigarette here that I read about the weekly quiz which takes place every Thursday from 20:30.
I found the service to be very friendly and the lone local at the bar was a chatty amiable man.

This is a very good pub that is worth the trip from central Reading.

On 3rd August 2013 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Reading, 0.82 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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26th Dec 2019, 18:16
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - small bar hireable - last updated 20 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Sunday lunch 1-5 - last updated 19 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 October 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 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 : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 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 04 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
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