Campaign for Real Ale

Pubs offering discounts for CAMRA members

Reading branch pubs offering discounts for CAMRA members

  • Burghfield Bridge
    • Cunning Man Telephone(0118) 959 8067 Burghfield Road Burghfield Bridge RG30 3RB

      The pub's name comes from a local legend of a 'cunning man' - a good wizard who would help to protect people from dark spirits and witches. The original building was destroyed following repeated flooding, however the newly re-built pub-restaurant has been impressively restored in its original style - complete with thatched roof. From the attractive gardens there is an exit directly onto the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath where one can stroll and see the narrow boats passing by. Food served until one hour before closing. Buses 2 and 2A stop right outside the pub.

  • Caversham
    • Griffin Telephone(0118) 947 5018 10/12 Church Road Caversham RG4 7AD

      There has been a pub on this site since the 1800s (when eels were fished in the nearby River Thames and brought to be sold in the pub). The current pub was built in 1916 and offers good food and ale; an extensive Chef and Brewer menu is available all day, with numerous specials on chalkboards and regular themed produce weeks. The spacious pub with a heated rear patio garden offers plenty of opportunity for a quiet drink or a big family meal. The guest ale changes weekly and is chosen from a variety of local and national breweries. Convenient for Caversham centre, it can get busy, but is surprisingly spacious inside. Level access from car park and terrace at rear.

  • Charvil
    • Wee Waif Telephone(0118) 944 0066 Old Bath Road Charvil RG10 9RJ

      The Wee Waif is a modern purpose built hotel, providing very comfortable lodge style accommodation with 42 rooms and ample parking. The Greene King Hungry Horse branded outlet has an extensive restaurant and separate bar area. It had a major refurbish in Spring 2015. Guest beers are often from the GK Collaboration range.

  • Earley
    • George Telephone(0118) 926 1844 179 Wokingham Road Earley RG6 7EN

      A pub on the site that used to be a toll house for the toll bridge over the river Loddon. Today it is within the Winnersh Triangle Business Estate next to the cinema on the riverbank overlooked by the terraced patio. The busy main road in front contrasts with the quiet Loddon river at its side. Wheelchair accessible. Radar key disabled toilet on river side of the building.

  • Emmer Green
    • White Horse Telephone(0118) 947 3741 9 Kidmore End Road Emmer Green RG4 8SD

      Large pub overlooking the village green, with extensive decked and heated patio. Food 12:00-21:00 daily; themed food nights and Sunday lunch a speciality. Children allowed until 21:00, dogs allowed any time. Can get busy when sports are on TV.

  • Grazeley
    • Old Bell Telephone(0118) 988 8348 Goring Lane Grazeley RG7 1LS

      Chef & Brewer traditional pub-restaurant in a contemporary style with a Premier Inn next door. Open-plan interior features dark leather stools, tall oak tables, pastel-coloured curtains and cream wood-clad and baby blue walls, which bring a sense of modernity to this centuries-old village pub. Has changed hands several times over the years, having been first owned by Reading Abbey.

  • Reading
    • Greyfriar Telephone(0118) 958 0560 53 Greyfriars Road Reading RG1 1PA

      Traditional yet modern pub with eight handpumps and 14 keg lines, offering a good choice of beers from local, independent breweries. Bottled and canned beers also come from country-wide and foreign brewers. Tap takeovers are held on occasion. A regular quiz night is held every other Monday. Convenient for the railway station and for an after-work pint.

    • Outlook Telephone(0118) 958 6549 76-78A Kings Road Reading RG1 3BJ

      Larger-than-it-looks upmarket Greene King outlet and a popular lunchtime destination for local office workers. A 10% discount is applied to all for real ales on Sundays and CAMRA members all week. Nice window seats at the rear 'turret' overlooking the Kennet. Pool table in the top bar. Karaoke on Sundays and Motown special on 3rd Friday of the month.

    • Queens Head Telephone(0118) 986 3040 54 Christchurch Road Reading RG2 7AZ

      A delightful old building close to the University's Whiteknights campus, 50 yards from the Shinfield Road entrance. Has good a la carte pub food, with an emphasis on high quality but good value. Sells three real ales, often with a local slant. Local hotel guests and CAMRA members 7% discount. Also has loyalty discounts.

    • Sportsman Telephone(0118) 975 2089 201 Shinfield Road Reading RG2 7DS

      Large comfortable pub on the corner of Shinfield Road and Elm Road. Good value food is served all day, with meal-deals Mon-Sat. A proper local pub at the heart of its community, with a quiz on Wednesday night and Killer Pool on Sunday night.

    • Three Guineas Telephone(0118) 957 2743 Station Approach Reading RG1 1LY

      The Three Guineas is a Grade II listed pub located in the old ticket hall of Reading railway station. Thoroughly refurbished by Fullers a few years ago to high standard featuring ornate tiling, old railway memorabilia and a selection of classic clocks. There's a large outdoor seating area in front but unfortunately you can't access the platforms directly, so make sure you leave enough time for your train!

      Note - no cash since COVID, card payments only.

    • Victoria Cross Telephone(0118) 931 0115 Unit B2, 350 Basingstoke Road Reading RG2 0NT

      Opened in March 2016 as the Trooper Potts in honour of the town's only Victoria Cross holder, and was refurbed and renamed the Victoria Cross only three years later, with the reason for the latter remaining unknown. It's a Hungry Horse chain value pub/restaurant spacious 'megapub' including an upstairs area. They show multiple sports TV channels.

  • Tilehurst
    • Water Tower Telephone(0118) 907 6704 160 Park Lane Tilehurst RG31 4DU

      Formerly known as the Bear Inn, built in the 1930's. Closed for a number of years during the mid-2000's it re-opened following a major refurbishment in February 2012 as a Flaming Grill pub. Meal deals Monday to Friday. Closes at 11 Friday & Saturday, despite what their website says. The 17 bus terminates here.

  • Woodley
    • Bull & Chequers Telephone(0118) 969 9756 Church Road Woodley RG5 4QP

      Originally a farmhouse when Woodley was in the countryside. The interior stills shows signs of separate lounge and public bar areas which contrast with the conservatory extension. Two Sports TV channels shown. Has team in darts league and two in the Pool league. Live music occasional Saturdays. Large garden and a paved patio at the front. May serve cider on handhump in summer. Gives 10% discount to CAMRA members

    • Chequers Telephone(0118) 969 3477 198-200 Crockhamwell Road Woodley RG5 3JH

      A locals pub at one end of the Woodley shopping centre with a strong horse racing focus and a new outdoor decking area. This ex-Tanners pub was converted from a one to a two-bar pub mid 2000's then back to one bar in its 2016 refurbishment. Live music, usually last Saturdays. Occasional chairity events. There's a wide range of sports TV, especially horse racing.

    • Good Companions Telephone(0118) 969 3325 149 Loddon Bridge Road Woodley RG5 4AG

      Community pub built in the 1950's. Accent on TV sports and reasonably priced food, with the two separate bars knocked into one. Food available all day. Good selection of bottled beers available. Cider on handpump in the summer. Outdoor grassed area with bench tables. CAMRA members 10% discount. Monday nights - pool, Tuesdays - darts, Thursday- poker. Multiple teams in local leagues.