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The Pack Saddle, Reading

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Chazey Heath
Mapledurham
Postal town: Reading
RG4 7UD
Phone: 01189463000
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Quinno _ left this review about The Pack Saddle

Now a freehouse after Wadworth relinquished the lease back to the Mapledurham estate. Has been tarted-up after a fire last year destroyed a large part of the place, fairly tasteful décor. Set up for the dining trade (large car park, large grassed area outside), there were nonetheless four ales at the bar: 2 x Loddon, Pride and Doom Bar. The two I tried were sadly over-vented and flattened quite quickly; the Doom especially was brown water towards the end (£3.70pp). Bar to right as you enter with minimal (if plush) drinking space, restaurant area down a couple of steps further on. Ate here and had the Sunday roast, food was meat-heavy but decent value (12 quid for delicately-cooked slices of cow). The service was good, even though they had a strange aversion to condiments. If they can go beyond ‘read-the-manual’ with the ale (and remember that traditional Sunday roast beef also means the need for horseradish sauce) they could do well.

May 2009
Large Wadworth pub, with attractive family-friendly grounds. Quite large, bland knocked-through interior, clearly aimed at the Sunday lunch crowds. Decent half of Wadworth from a fairly small selection. Pleasant 10 minutes outside with my half. Dead on our 5pm weekday visit. I don't care for Waddies beer so I doubt I'd be back in a hurry but others might like it a bit more. Rated 5

On 7th April 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Reading, 2.32 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Reading, 2.32 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Tilehurst, 4.62 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pack Saddle, Mapledurham
9th Apr 2014, 22:15
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved
 
9th Apr 2014, 22:15
Picture submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 September 2015 by Quinno _
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