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Cask ales available Tuesday 17 September:

  • Banks’s Sunbeam Blonde Beer
  • Sharp’s Cornish Coaster
  • Tetley’s Golden Ale
  • Marston’s EPA
  • Young’s London Special

Here are the ales and keg beers for September 2019, all subject to availability.

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.”


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


Brian on the Real Reading Podcast

Landlord Brian Moignard was interviewed on the Real Reading Podcast, published on Friday 20 September 2019. This is their episode 71, titled The Ricky Whittle Fan Club. The interview with Brian starts at 25 mins 22 seconds. Real Reading Podcast delves under the surface of all sorts of things in Reading: barbers, festivals, pubs, restaurants, …