Real Ale & Live Music Pub in Reading

Real Ale

Are you looking for a pub in Reading serving great real ale? The Retreat was one of the pubs in Reading to be included in CAMRA’s very first Good Beer Guide in 1974 and was listed yet again in CAMRA’s 2022 Good Beer Guide.

Live Music

Check our listings pages for live music in Reading and jazz in Reading. People from across Berkshire come to our events. There are a lot of pubs in Reading, try The Retreat Reading pub.

Jazz Music

Our Jazz sessions are legendary. We have a popular monthly live Jazz Sunday as well as other live Jazz music gigs at The Retreat.


We don’t just have live music events. Look here for our events list including our pub quiz night. People from across Berkshire come to our events.

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The Retreat is the home of real ale, live music & jazz in Reading. Great beers and unbelievable stories. Is this Reading’s most famous pub?