Names from 2006

Thirteen years on, how many of these band and musician names do you recollect? The image below is the Music List from The Retreat for April and May 2006.

Thank you to Colm Daly for sending this in.

The Retreat music list from April 2006

Beers coming soon

Expect these beers to be on sale soon The Retreat.

Harvey’s Sussex Best by popular request. The Adnams and Spitfire should be very popular as well.

The Quiz Night last week

Quiz Master Mike Burt was away last week on Quiz Night. The event went along as scheduled. Mike wrote the Quiz and Mark Birmingham was the guest Quiz Master.

There was a huge spread of scores ranging from, “how the hell did they do that?” (84.5/100) to, “is this quiz always like this? (38/100). But great fun was had by all.

Meet your neighbours

St John's Hill, St John's Road and St John's Street in Reading RG1, aerial view
Meet your neighbours at The Retreat

If you live in St John’s Hill, St John’s Road or St John’s Street in Reading RG1, you are invited to meet your neighbours at The Retreat in October. There are many long term residents and lots of newcomers to the Village. Come along and say hello. Children welcome.

>>> event details

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.

Brain Moignard, landlord of The Retreat pub in Reading, pulling a pint

Real Reading Podcast delves under the surface of all sorts of things in Reading: barbers, festivals, pubs, restaurants, traffic jams and more.

Here are alternative ways to listen to the Real REading Podcast: >>> have a listen (the interview starts at 25 mins 22 seconds).

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The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020 – we’re in it

The Retreat pub in Reading is included in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020

Out of more than 50,000 pubs in Britain, only 4,500 of the finest outlets for real ale are chosen for inclusion in the Good Beer Guide. Pubs in the Guide are chosen by local CAMRA members who go through a rigorous process to ensure only the best pubs are selected. 

The CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2020 is published today and we are thrilled to announce that, yet again, The Retreat is included. CAMRA said to us, “To be included speaks volumes for the high standards of your pub and for the consistent quality of your real ale offering.”

We hope our many loyal customers are as happy as we are with this recognition from CAMRA. We will continue to work hard delivering an excellent choice of well kept and presented real ales.

The Retreat was included in the first-ever CAMRA Good Pub Guide in 1974.

CAMRA Good Beer Guide 1974

>>> some of the beers available this month