Back of Beyond

104-108 King's Road
Telephone(0118) 959 5906
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessCiderSmokingNewspapersWiFiServes LocAleBeer Festivals
Opening times: 8am-Midnight
Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride, Greene King Abbot, Ruddles Best Bitter, Sharp's Doom Bar

This Wetherspoon pub stands on the site of a ginger-beer factory, later used as a Salvation Army barracks. It has the usual JDW mixture of tables, chairs and booths, and its long rectangular lounge stretches back to look out on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Prints of old Reading adorn the walls. Good-sized outdoor seating area to the rear. Uses stillaging at the expense of handpumps during the JDW beer festivals.