When the followers of The Retreat were asked if they preferred Mini Cheddars or Twiglets it tuned out to be a question that divided the nation in a Cameron-esque manner: the vote stood at 52% Minischeddare and 48% Twiglets. Two grown men set out to unite the country by combining the two…
I was asked, “Did you know The Retreat has a cat?” And apparently this is the cat. I asked what his name was and the reply was, “Stephen. That’s Stephen with a PhD.”
Anyway, I don’t fancy his chances when Brian spots him.
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.
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.
Prooving that anyone can give it a go at Blue Mondays at The Retreat, here is Ian Stokes accompanied by Jason Manners. Check our What’s On page for the next date.
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.
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.
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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, 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).