Black Boy / Shinfield ArmsShinfield Road (M4 overpass)
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A landmark in southern Reading for over 500 years. The pub boasts an important piece of British history; it was built around an ancient wisteria tree which is located to the rear of the pub and the tree is believed to be the oldest wisteria in the country. The pub has an excellent outside seating space for drinking and al fresco dining.
The owners declared that the pub name was going to be changed a few months ago however there is no new signage as yet so both old and (supposedly) new names are given for now. The change of name to The Shinfield Arms will take place on 6 September 2021