The Retreat: the home of great beers and unbelievable stories. Is this Reading’s most famous pub?
Reading & Mid-Berkshire CAMRA says of The Retreat:
“A well-loved back street boozer with a traditional layout and feel. A good range of real ale is squeezed into the small bar. The landlord tends to concentrate on well-known regional brands however there is a good range of more eclectic choices available in bottled form, as well as a number of ciders. Locally renowned for regular live music and hosting local events.”https://reading.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=8090
Recent and currently available beers include:
- Boon Doggle
- Courage Best Bitter
- Courage Directors Bitter
- Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter
- Plum Porter Titanic
- Sharp’s Cornish Bitter
- Theakston Lightfoot Blonde Ale
The No17 bus crosses Reading, its route runs from Tilehurst to The Three Tuns. Bill Buckley from BBC Radio Berkshire travelled the route on Wednesday 10 July 2019 and visited places of interest on the way. One of his stops was at The Retreat. You can hear the full three-hour show from this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07f3x1y. …
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We’re off and running. Welcome to the new website for The Retreat.