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