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Monks Retreat

163 Friar Street
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 09:00-23:00; Thu 09:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 09:00-01:00 next day; Sun 09:00-23:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

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. Located opposite the old red-brick town hall, the name of the pub recalls the Franciscan friars who came to Reading in the 12th century and inhabited the friary where Greyfriars church is now situated.