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, several years ago, to its original style - complete with thatched roof. The attractive gardens are extensive. There is an exit directly onto the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath from the car park where one can stroll and see the narrow boats passing by. Alcohol is served from 10:00 on Saturday and Sunday. 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), with the current building dating from 1916. Convenient for Caversham centre, it can get busy, but is surprisingly spacious inside. A heated rear patio garden offers level access to the pub. There's plenty of opportunity for a quiet drink or a big family meal, with an extensive Chef and Brewer menu available all day and specials on chalkboards.

  • 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. 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

      A large pub, originally from the Simonds/Courage stable, which overlooks the village green and adjacent pond with extensive, partly raised-level, heated patios around its perimeter. A wide range of food, including Sunday roasts, is served daily. Quiet, well-behaved, children are admitted until 9pm with dogs on leads allowed at all times; water barrels are provided for the latter outside. Can become particularly busy when sports are broadcast on the many TV screens within.

  • Grazeley Green
    • Old Bell Telephone(0118) 988 8348 Goring Lane Grazeley Green 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. Alcohol is served from midday.

  • Lower Earley
    • Seven Red Roses Telephone(0118) 935 4103 19 Maiden Place Lower Earley RG6 3HA

      A friendly community pub in the Maiden Lane precinct in Maiden Place, Lower Earley. Shows all types of sport, in HD, on three big screens. If you want it, they'll show it - from athletics to diving! Serves food noon to 9pm every day from an extensive menu with daily meal deals such as Burger and a Pint from £9.29. There are also special events on special occasions, e.g Easter.

  • Pangbourne
    • Swan Telephone(0118) 984 4494 Shooters Hill Pangbourne RG8 7DU

      A 17th century, listed, building in an enviable riverside location within sight of the weir where Thames barges used to assemble prior to the adjacent lock being constructed to be winched up to the higher reaches of the river. This is a large pub with several distinct areas to imbibe from the regularly-changing upmarket food menu or extensive drink offerings. The Thames Path passes close by and the sun-trap terrace allows gongoozlers to watch passing rivercraft as well as those mooring up alongside the pub.

  • Reading
    • Boundary Telephone(0118) 951 9001 21-23 St. Marys Butts Reading RG1 2LN

      Vibrant pub aimed at the younger end of the market with colourful decor, offering burgers, tacos and pizza, plus craft beer and cocktails.

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

      Traditional yet modern pub with six handpumps - including two ciders and eight 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 occasions. A regular quiz night is held every other Monday. Convenient for the railway station and for an after-work pint.

    • Monks Retreat Telephone(0118) 907 6371 163 Friar Street Reading RG1 1HE

      Formerly a Wetherspoons, this pub has had a sympathetic refurbishment with a strong emphasis on televised sport and artwork related to the history of Reading. Plenty of real cider available. Located opposite the old red-brick town hall,the name of the pub, and the street it is in, recall the Franciscan monks who came to Reading in the 13th century and inhabited the Abbey nearby. Disabled toilet on entrance level.

    • Narrowboat Telephone(0118) 951 5790 Gas Works Road Reading RG1 3EQ

      Bar and restaurant housed in a tastefully converted former industrial building on the waterfront of the River Kennet and owned by Fullers. Both the inside bar and outside terrace provide an attractive venue for a pint and there is now a mobile bar outside for the summer months. The separate restaurant offers upmarket dining - drinks can be taken in from the bar. Check out the little free museum a bit further up from the boat which features a fully-restored old gypsy caravan from the turn of the century.

    • 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. Up to 3 Lilley's ciders on handpump. Live events every Thursday evening.

    • Rose & Thistle Telephone(0118) 957 3851 43 Argyle Road Reading RG1 7YL

      The Rose and Thistle is a large local traditional pub that caters for all serving favourite pub classics. Live sporting events (mostly football) are shown regularly on the many televisions around the bar area but should you wish to avoid them there is ample seating outside at the front and in a large beer garden to the rear.

      (The Rose & Thistle is a Greene King Pub Partners franchise concept, Hive Pubs, a branded community pub model. Greene King Pub Partners sets up the pub and takes liability for the property and pays all running costs including stock and supplies, marketing, training and ongoing support).

    • 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. Sporting events are at the fore here.

    • 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 Fuller's 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!

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

      Formerly known as the Bear Inn, built in the 1932. 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. It is a traditional family pub serving great food. Meal deals Monday to Friday. 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. Lilley's ciders avaiable "bag in box". Opens at 12 New Year to Easter. Gives 10% discount to CAMRA members

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

      Community pub built in the 1950's and extensively refurbished in summer 2023. Child-friendly with an accent on TV sports and reasonably priced food available all day - including a breakfast menu. Outdoor grassed area with bench tables, plus new permanent undercover seating with large screen TV. Gives CAMRA members 10% discount and all day Wednesday, all real ale is £3.50 a pint.