Monks Retreat

163 Friar Street
Telephone(0118) 907 6371
Real AleFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsEvening MealsCiderSmokingSports TVWiFi
Opening times: 9am-11 Mon-Wed; 9am-Midnight Thu; 9am-1am Fri & Sat; 9am-11 Sun
Regular beers: Black Sheep Best Bitter, Ringwood Boondoggle, Sharp's Doom Bar, St Austell Tribute

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.